Dognition | Partners


At Dognition, we believe that shared inquiry and discovery fuel the greatest benefits for dogs and their owners. Therefore we’ve partnered with the world’s leading canine-focused institutions and organizations. Together we’ll accomplish so much more than we could individually.

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Founded by renowned primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is a global nonprofit that empowers people to make a difference for all living things. While most famous for her groundbreaking research on chimpanzee behavior, Dr. Goodall is also lifelong dog lover.

Dognition is a supporter of JGI's mission to better understand and protect our natural world and to create a worldwide network of young people who care deeply for their human community, for all animals, and for the environment -- and who take responsible action to care for them.


ThunderShirt’s mission is to bring relief to the millions of dogs and their families struggling to cope with anxieties. ThunderShirt applies a gentle pressure to a dog's torso creating a calming effect for many dogs. Along with the ThunderShirt, the company also produces a wide range of products that help dogs with anxiety issues or other common issues to help improve the relationship we have with our dogs. Dognition and ThunderShirt have teamed up to better understand if there are correlations between anxiety and the mind, and to bring more understanding and happiness to dog loving homes.

The Petfinder Foundation's mission is to help ensure that no adoptable pet is euthanized for lack of a good home. To enable this, the organization works with thousands of animal welfare groups across the country. Key Foundation efforts include supporting adoptions, aiding with shelter disaster recovery, and helping shelters nationwide become more sustainable. Through direct funding as well as training, education and supply grants, the Foundation helps build happier lives for animals and better job environments for shelter employees.
Victoria Stilwell Positively is a global community of owners, trainers and anyone who believes that positive training does more than teach your dog to sit, stay and heel. This set of guiding principles created by It’s Me or the Dog star (and Dognition Expert Panel member) Victoria Stilwell enriches the relationship between people and dogs via positive reinforcement, effective leadership and the ability to communicate with the pets we love. Victoria’s proven force-free training methods, in combination with the Dognition Experience, enrich and deepen the relationships we have with our furry friends.
The Humane Society is the nation's largest animal protection organization. For more than a half-century, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programs. Here are for example tips of what to do and what to avoid if you are in the market for a new puppy.
Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.
Nina Ottosson has been a groundbreaker and innovator since 1990, when she began designing activity toys for canines. Her products take into consideration the fact that dogs’ brains and bodies require different types of exercise. Nina is also a valued member of our Expert Panel.
"Do More With Your Dog!" is the motto of Expert Panel member Kyra Sundance. Whether through sport, tricks, or companionship, she encourages the integration of your dog into more areas of your life. Earn your Trick Dog title or your Instructor certification; do live shows as a member of the All-Star Performance Dog Team; or attend a Dog Sports Camp. Come join the fun!
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) is a professional organization for dog trainers and canine behavior consultants who are committed to improving through the field through education and promoting science-based methods. The APDT produces and organizes educational conferences, online education, and issues an award-winning journal. The APDT also promotes training through its Canine Life and Social Skills program and its annual promotion of National Train Your Dog Month.
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