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Mychelle Blake, MSW, CDBC, Lifestyle Contributor and Pet Behavior Expert

Mychelle has been a contributor to Pet Health Network since 2014. She is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. She also served for many years as editor for both the IAABC and Association of Professional Dog Trainers’ journals, as well as working for several years for the APDT. Currently she serves as the Web News Content Editor for the United States Dog Agility Association. She has over 13 years’ experience working in animal sheltering both as a staff member and a volunteer, and is passionate about promoting training and behavioral health for dogs and cats to increase adoptions and reduce pet relinquishments. She also holds a Masters of Social Welfare from UCLA. Mychelle lives in Las Vegas, NV with her husband and three dogs, Kaylee, Jack and Odie. She can be reached at

Posts by Mychelle Blake, MSW, CDBC, Lifestyle Contributor and Pet Behavior Expert

dog with separation anxiety has destroyed house Dog BehaviorDoes Your Dog Have Separation Anxiety?

Learn the difference between a dog with separation anxiety and a dog that just needs more exercise and attention.

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Dog hiding under blankets is scared of thunder Dog BehaviorMy Dog is Scared of Thunder

If your dog is scared of thunder, these tips can help you reduce that fear.

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Dog tilting head, waiting for puzzle A Pet's LifeFive Great Ways to Challenge Your Dog’s Mind

Challenge Your Dog’s Mind can really help with behavior problems. Check out five great ways to do it here.

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Dog barking Dog Behavior5 Tips to Help Stop Dog Barking

Dogs may bark for a number of reasons. Learn what they are and how you can keep your dog from barking.

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2 Dogs at Door Dog BehaviorPreparing Your Dog for Holiday Guests

If you have guests coming this holiday season, don't miss these tips to keep your dog and your friends comfortable.

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Bored Dog Dog Behavior6 Human Behaviors Dogs Hate

You might be surprised to learn about these regular human behaviors that many dogs don't like.

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Cat hiding in tower Cat Behavior7 Human Behaviors Cats Hate

Learn the behaviors that humans keep repeating that might really be annoying cats.

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Woman holding a cat and a dog Cat BehaviorDo Cats Really Love You Less Than Dogs?

You may have seen headlines recently that throw your cat's affections into question. Here a behavioral expert explains why that is not true.

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Volunteer holding a shelter cat A Vet's LifeCan Snuggling with Shelter Cats Improve Their Health?

An interesting new study shows that keeping shelter cats healthier only takes a little affection. Learn how the study was run, and what it means to a behavior expert.

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Woman greeting her dogs at the door Dog BehaviorWhy Do Cats and Dogs Greet Us So Differently?

Have you ever wondered why your dog seems to greet you with so much more excitement than your cat? It could all just be a misunderstanding, learn more.

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