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  • Dogs Aren't Just For Christmas - Responsibilities of Dog Ownership

    With all the hype during the lead up to Christmas, it’s often easy for some of us to get carried away in the festivities! Whilst we all want to be able to give our loved ones exactly what they want on the big day, it’s not always the most feasible option. Pet abandonment has been found to increase significantly over the Christmas period, and also in the months of March and April, a few months after Christmas when the kittens and puppies which were given as presents have grown up a bit.

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  • Yawning: Not just a Human Mechanism

    Although yawning is a sensation we have all experienced at some point or another, be it through boredom, lack of sleep, or even just because the person sat next to you is yawning too. Despite the fact that we all do it, scientists are still unsure as to why exactly it happens. Although they can’t explain the reasons behind it, some have developed theories as to why we find it so contagious, and not only us humans, but our animals too!

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  • The Science Behind Pavlovian Conditioning

    Classical conditioning was a major influence on the school of thought in psychology known as behaviourism. Behaviourism is based on the assumption that learning occurs through interactions with the environment.

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