Instant Genius is a bite-sized masterclass in podcast form. In this week's episode, we talk to Mat Ward, author of What Dogs Want.

He debunks the myths of dog behaviour, and explains how to get your pup ready for your return to the office.

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And if that's not enough, you can hear even more from Mat on Instant Genius Extra.

On this subscription-only show, available on Apple Podcasts, we take a deeper dive into the topics covered on Instant Genius. In this episode, Mat explains the most effective way to train your canine friend.

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Alice Lipscombe-SouthwellManaging editor, BBC Science Focus

Alice is the managing editor at BBC Science Focus Magazine. She has a BSc in zoology with marine zoology. Her interests include natural history, wildlife, the outdoors, health and fitness.