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Dogs from Animal Hoarding Homes, Part 1

In Part 1 of this 2-part series from her pet behavior advice column in The Roanoke Times, Dr. Megan Maxwell, CAAB, introduces some of the behavioral issues owners may face with a dog adopted from an animal hoarding home. In next month’s column, Dr. Maxwell will elaborate

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CAAB Chat webinar available: Three Current Issues Surrounding Body Language

The most recent CAAB Chat webinar covers the topics of hugging dogs, canine displacement behavior, and why dogs lick faces. Presented by Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists Dr. Suzanne Hetts and Dr. Dan Estep. Three Current Issues Surrounding Body Language With chatters Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., CAAB & Daniel

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Webinar: Nuisance Barking in Dogs: Welfare Implications of Different Treatment Modalities

Nuisance Barking in Dogs: Welfare Implications of Different Treatment Modalities Presenter SARA BENNETT, DVM, MS, DACVB Wed Jun 8, 2016 8:00 PM (ET) Do clients ask you for advice on how to deal with dogs who “have too much to say?” Are they in need of some

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Are Caribbean Island Dogs Different From North American Dogs?

With Guest Chatters Drs. Emma Grigg and Belle Nibblett For those of us living in middle class America, our perception of what dogs are like is colored by what we see and know of the animals around us. But there are dogs all over the world that

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New AVSAB/UCD Webinar Now Available

Webinar title and description: Use of Psychotropic Medications and Alternatives, with Liz Stelow, DVM, DACVB This webinar presents the uses of psychopharmacologic agents in veterinary medicine. Topics include ethical and legal issues around these medications, practical use of medications for different behavioral diagnoses, specific classes of medications

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Walking Nightmares can Become a Treat!

In this selection from her pet behavior advice column in The Roanoke Times, Dr. Megan Maxwell discusses strategies for rewarding calm, attentive behavior on walks to replace reactive behavior in dogs. As spring blossoms, we all feel the urge to get outside and make use of the

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Why Does My Dog Bite Me When He Approaches Me to Be Petted?

A recent blog post from Psychology Today’s Decoding your Pet series, written by Dr. Emily Levine. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201604/why-does-my-dog-bite-me-when-he-approaches-me-be-petted

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How to Introduce Cats

This piece by Lynn Miller for PetMD includes tips on how to introduce a new cat to a resident cat from Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist Dr. Megan Maxwell and others. http://www.petmd.com/cat/training/evr_ct_how-to-introduce-cats

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Differences in Trait Impulsivity Indicate Diversification of Dog Breeds into Working and Show Lines

A study published this month in Scientific Reports examines impulsivity across Border Collies and Labs bred either for show or for work. Abstract Impulsiveness describes the inability to inhibit behaviour in the presence of salient cues. Trait-level impulsivity exists on a continuum and individual differences can be

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Trainer’s Ring Announcement

Spring Trainer’s Ring 2016 Laura Monaco Torelli Spring is here! What a fun time of year for us and our pups to get out and stretch our legs after a long winter. This is also the season for puppies to suddenly spring up, and show up, on

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