Getting used to things (or not): Habituation vs. Sensitization by Jennifer Summerfiled, DVM Not too long ago, one of my training clients told me about an unexpected problem she was having with her dog. She had recently moved from a rural area to a more suburban neighborhood, and had...
When Cats and Crates Clash Cat owners Chris and Jess called me in to help them with their beloved 6-year-old cat Minnie. Chris and Jess had adopted Minnie from a foster program when she was a year old. She had been virtually feral, with very little socialization prior to...
I received the call late on a Friday and the woman’s voice on the other end of the line sounded frantic. “I need you to come out as soon as possible! I adopted a dog three days ago and he’s being really aggressive – he bites me so much...
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/decoding-your-pet/201711/where-not-take-your-dog From The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists in Psychology Today’s Decoding your Pet series
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/decoding-your-pet/201710/abnormal-behaviors-arent-always-psychological (From Psychology Today’s Decoding your Pet series, brought to you by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists)
I typically focus on the behavior and training of cats and dogs. Cats and dogs are popular, common pets and more likely to display behavior problems or training deficits in need of professional attention. However, our littler pets of various species also learn and can be trained using many...
Teach your dog to relax on cue! https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/decoding-your-pet/201709/back-school-your-pet-let-s-all-just-relax
In this post from Psychology Today’s Decoding your Pet series, Dr. Emily Levine discusses uses and benefits of muzzling when necessary. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/decoding-your-pet/201709/muzzle-or-not-muzzle-is-the-question
How refreshing it is to feel the warm breeze and see the pops of color appearing around town as we (finally!) move into spring. For those of us who like to fancy ourselves green-thumbed, one of the brightest aspects of spring is the chance to get back into the...
CAAB Chat: Identifying Behavioral Indicators of Welfare Using A Converging Evidence Model of Health, Physiological, & Cognitive Data
Identifying Behavioral Indicators of Welfare Using A Converging Evidence Model of Health, Physiological, & Cognitive Data Register and listen in on this month’s CAAB Chat at the link above. With guest chatter Dr. Lisa Gunter, MA, PhD. CPDT-KA Previous research has identified many stressors in the daily lives of shelter...
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