Echterling-Savage, K., DiGennaro Reed, F.D., Miller, L.K., & Savage, S. (2015). Effects of Caregiver-Implemented Aggression Reduction Procedure on Problem Behavior of Dogs. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 18, 181-197. Summary Many studies in applied animal behavior rely on correlational designs or survey research, rather than experimental manipulations involving...
The 2016 animated hit The Secret Life of Pets opens with an entertaining montage of scenes depicting how pets behave when their owners leave for the day. As owners say good-bye and head to work, closing the doors behind them, we see the Chihuahua who promptly urinates in the...
A variety of research studies have demonstrated that environmental enrichment improves animal welfare in a variety of settings, from laboratories, to farms to zoos. The most common approach to evaluating the effectiveness of environmental enrichment is direct observation of behavioral measures over time, such as the occurrence of stereotyped...
September 14-17, 2017 Samorin, Slovakia Abstract submission instructions Abstracts must be submitted electronically using Microsoft MS Word file. The abstract must be submitted online (www.ivbmslovakia.org). Place your email in CC for verification of delivery. In the subject line indicate your name, abstract submission, and a number of the submission...
The health benefits of human-animal interactions have been well-documented. Thousands of horses provide therapy to people with a wide range of physical, cognitive, and emotional abilities. Some unique features of horses, compared to dogs and other therapy and service animals, is that they are large and strong, and can...
As we settle in for the typically more sedentary wintry months ahead, it’s important to assess the exercise and enrichment needs of our dogs. For many dogs, warmer weather promises opportunities for long walks, exciting Frisbee and ball play, or hours just basking under the sun with their humans...
How about starting the new year with a reading or re-reading of the AAHA 2015 Canine and Feline Behavior Management Guidelines? Here’s the link! https://www.aaha.org/professional/resources/behavior_management_guidelines.aspx
In the fourth installment of a series, Dr. Melissa Bain discusses owner factors that play a role when assessing pet behavior problems. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201511/risk-analysis-behavior-problems-owner-factors-4
Dr. Megan E. Maxwell, CAAB, discusses some of the factors that impact a dog’s response to behavior therapy: For some dog owners, the question of how much their dog can learn is a challenging but exciting one. They envision fun possibilities in agility, advanced obedience, therapy dog work, or...
In this post from Psychology Today’s Decoding your Pet series, Dr. Liz Stelow, DVM, DACVB, describes some products that can be useful in the management of canine aggression. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201610/tools-managing-the-aggressive-dog
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