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To start PEP-Easy without first opening your browser–just as you would start a mobile app, you can save a shortcut to your home screen.

First, in Chrome or Safari, depending on your platform, open PEP-Easy from You want to be on the default start screen, so you have a clean workspace.

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On Android:

  1. Tap on the Chrome menu (Vertical Ellipses)
  2. Select “Add to Home Screen” from the menu


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Gavriele-Gold, J.R. (2011). The Human—Canine Bond: New Learnings and a Changing Rationality from a Psychoanalytic Perspective. Psychoanal. Rev., 98(1):91-105.

(2011). Psychoanalytic Review, 98(1):91-105

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The Human—Canine Bond: New Learnings and a Changing Rationality from a Psychoanalytic Perspective

Joel R. Gavriele-Gold, Ph.D.

A changing rationality about the human—canine bond has begun slowly to emerge as new forms of knowledge become popularized regarding the unique relationship between dogs and people. Sadly, many age-old misperceptions and myths about this bond are perpetuated as much by academics as by publishers of dog magazines, breeders, dog trainers, walkers, and humane society attendants. Many academics and psychotherapists continue to adhere to (what I term) “Freudian substitution theory.” As originally expounded by Freud's followers, the human—canine relationship is regarded as a substitute for other human relationships. Most often, the inference is that human relationships with dogs substitute for those with human mates and/or children; these bonds with pets are assumed to be inferior relationships to “real” relationships with people. As a result of the widespread belief in the Freudian substitution theory, many analysts have pathologized their patients' relationships with their animals, and, in some instances, pathologized their own. In contrast, Gerry Genosko's (1993) work on Freud's ideas on dogs and humans has in part positively influenced my own findings.


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