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CAAB Chat: Selection and Retention of Therapy Horses

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,

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Wintertime Activities for our Furry Family Members

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

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AAHA 2015 Canine and Feline Behavior Management Guidelines

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!

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Factors that Predict Success in Dog Behavior Therapy and Training

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

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Tools for Managing the Aggressive Dog

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.

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Canine Sports

In this post from Psychology Today’s Decoding your Pet series, Dr. Liz Stelow, DVM, DACVB, describes some fun and engaging sports for dogs.

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Food Toys and Dispensers for Dogs and Cats

In this post from Psychology Today’s Decoding your Pet series, Dr. Liz Stelow, DVM, DACVB describes some popular and behaviorally beneficial food dispensing toys for pets.

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CAABChats Webinar – Case History Presentation: Resolution of Complex, Dangerous Aggression in a Horse

With Guest Chatters Ms. Sharon Madere, CHBC and Ms. Nancy Williams, M.A., RVT, ACAAB It’s one thing to work with aggression in dogs.  People can be seriously injured.  It’s quite another to work with an animal that weighs over 1000 pounds and has a much greater potential to kill

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Perfect Pooches in Public Places

In this excerpt from her pet behavior advice column, The Teacher’s Pets, Dr. Megan Maxwell, CAAB, addresses a reader’s concerns that her own dogs’ behavior doesn’t meet standards she sees in other dogs in public settings. My husband and I were out for dinner recently when we

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Get With the Program, 2016! Clinical Animal Behavior Conference

December 9th – 11th, 2016;   The Oquendo Center, Las Vegas, NV Register at;   Early bird pricing ends September 30th Spotlight On Sponsors CattleDog Publishing is the self-publishing company founded by the late Dr. Sophia Yin, named after her beloved family Cattle Dogs.  She published The Small Animal Veterinary Nerdbook, Low Stress Handling, Restraint

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