“But I don’t understand why she bit me, Doc! She was wagging her tail the whole time…” If I had a dog biscuit for every time I’ve heard this lament from a client, I could open up my own doggie bakery! From the time we were small, most of...
In the most recent CAAB Chat, available for registration now… Dating back to the advent of professional dog training, trainers have argued over methods. The field has resisted regulation throughout its entire history, although recently a handful of states and/or municipalities have started to venture into those muddy waters....
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...
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
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 areas of...
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
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 warmer weather...
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 on some...
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 Estep, Ph.D.,...
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 guidance on...
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