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The Secret Life of Pets

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

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A New Treatment for Dogs Scared by Thunder and Fireworks

In this post from The New York Times, veterinarians and veterinary behaviorists discuss options for addressing dogs’ fear of thunder and fireworks. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/06/28/why-thunder-and-fireworks-make-dogs-anxious/?_r=0

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Dogs from Animal Hoarding Homes, Part 2

In Part 1, we met Bella, the Golden Retriever who’d been adopted from an animal hoarding home and was exhibiting fearful behavior, unable to enjoy many of the situations associated with living in a home with new people. I introduced readers to my Five P’s – five

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Leashes

In this excerpt from Psychology Today’s Decoding your Pet series, Dr. Emily Levine, DVM, DACVB discusses the proper role of the dog leash. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201605/leashes

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The Trainers Ring

Welcome back to the Trainer’s Ring. We made it through another winter season. For some of us, cooler-weather activities included fun adventures with the animals’ in our lives. For others, the winter season meant our attention was focused on other responsibilities. One thing is for sure; this

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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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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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