Shared Blog Post – Do Pets Experience Emotional Trauma?

< Updated 26JUL23 >

Pets and Their People, an excellent and trusted resource for people with pets, Recently published this article, Do Pets Experience Emotional Trauma? Written  by my friend Judy Luther of, the article addresses how pets can develop Stockholm Syndrome, just as people can when they are being abused in a relationship.

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Don Hanson lives in Bangor, Maine, where he is the co-owner of the Green Acres Kennel Shop ( and the founder of, an online educational resource for people with dogs and cats. He is a Professional Canine Behavior Consultant (PCBC-A) accredited by the Pet Professional Accreditation Board (PPAB) and a Bach Foundation Registered Animal Practitioner (BFRAP). Don is a member of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG), serving on the Board of Directors and Steering Committee and chairing the Advocacy Division. He is also a founding director of Pet Advocacy International (PIAI). In addition, Don produces and co-hosts The Woof Meow Show podcast, available at, the Apple Podcast app, and this blog. The opinions in this article are those of Don Hanson.

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