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An experimental study of the effects of play upon the dog-human relationship

The paper “An experimental study of the effects of play upon the dog-human relationship” by Rooney and Bradshaw is one of the first to examine if there is an effect on the dog-human relationship in relation to play.  Specifically, the type of play examined was tug-of-war. As

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How to choose a trainer

Choosing a dog trainer can be one of the most important decisions that you make in your dog’s life. The techniques that a trainer uses can strongly affect how you interact with your dog for years to come. Therefore, it is very important to choose your trainer

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2012 AVSAB Student Chapter Award

This year, AVSAB had a record number of student chapters (17) with many groups being quite active. The winner of this year’s award, The Behavior Medicine Club at UC Davis, was particularly outstanding. The club reduced costs for speakers by collaborating with other veterinary student clubs and

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Answering Pet Behavior Questions at Behavior Expert Meeting by Steve Dale

When Steve Dale covers the behavior symposium, he always brings along excellent questions from his readers. To view some of the questions and answers, please go to his blog: Steve Dale’s Pet World

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Dominance in domestic dogs – useful construct or bad habit? Bradshaw, Blackwell and Casey

The paper by Bradshaw, Blackwell and Casey called “Dominance in domestic dogs – useful construct or bad habit?” reviews how the term dominance has been misappropriated in the context of domestic dog aggression.  It is not a trait of a single animal nor is it a motivation

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