Welcome to the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior

We are a group of veterinarians and doctorate level animal behaviorists dedicated to improving the lives of animals and people through an understanding of animal behavior. Join us and discover how insight into animal behavior can strengthen the human animal bond and enhance the welfare of your patients.

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A Community of Veterinarians Dedicated to Animal Behavior

Online Animal Behavior Forums for Veterinarians

Professional Forums

Members enjoy exclusive access to our protected forums, where you can share and engage in conversations with other professionals about issues and research relating to animal behavior.

Community of Veterinarians Specializing in Animal Behavior

Online Community

As a member of AVSAB, you’ll be able to network with other professionals in our private online community. Think of it sort of like Facebook, but for Vets focusing on Animal Behavior.

Online Directory of Animal Behavior Specialists

Public Directory

Grow your practice and increase your visibility through our online directory of behavior consultants. We have the largest online database of veterinarians with a focus in animal behavior.

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A membership to AVSAB will afford you the opportunity to learn from and contribute to a unique community of animal behavior professionals and students. By interacting with our online forums, members and groups, you’ll develop new ideas and strategies that you can implement in your veterinary practice.

There are many benefits to membership at AVSAB, and we welcome professional veterinarians, doctorate level animal behaviorists, researchers and students. You’ll find access to exclusive opportunities that you can only find on our website, including job openings, research opportunities, scholarships, and more.

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From new puppies to canine companions to working dogs, animal caregivers are in constant need of
sound training information. Caregivers search for guidance to increase the likelihood of a successful
outcome, improve comfort and quality of life, minimize suffering and optimize their financial

investment, yet, it is difficult to know what resources can be trusted. Unfortunately, some of the
information and products that are promoted or distributed via popular media and entertainment can
actually increase the risk of causing harm – worsening problem behaviors, developing new undesired
behaviors (including aggression) and damaging the relationship and bond between caregiver and dog. In
response to this immense public need, the veterinarians and doctorate level behavioral health experts
comprising the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior have just released a position statement
that summarizes current research. The consensus statement provides clear guidelines on the most
effective, humane, safe (and fun!) ways to train dogs.
The AVSAB Position Statement on Humane Dog Training can be found on the AVSAB position statement
page at: https://avsab.org/resources/position-statements/

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