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Trainer’s Ring, Fall 2016

21 September 2016 By Laura Monaco Torelli Welcome back to the Trainer’s Ring. Fall is here! This is my favorite time of the year. Gone are the days of hot, humid Chicago weather toward brisk temperatures and beautiful colors. My keen eyes have been watching dog dynamics

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Microchip Pet Feeder

All sorts of new products designed to impact or improve our pets’ behavior are being advertised these days. Here is one with promise that I have seen lately. We welcome readers’ feedback – if you have used this product, share your experience in the comments section! The

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Understanding and Addressing Food Guarding: The Case of Frogger

Frogger was a sleek and energetic German Shepherd puppy. His case exemplifies many food guarding cases I have seen so I will use his story to bring to light some of the causes of, and intervention options for, food guarding in dogs. Frogger was purchased from a

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Fall 2015 Resident Rounds

The behavior residents had a busy summer centered on the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Annual Convention held in Boston. Thursday was Resident’s Day which is a resident-only event focused on behavior specific training. This year Dr. Gerry Flannigan and Dr. Debbie Horwitz covered learning theory and current

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Conference Announcement: ASAT

 ORCA presents:  The 9th annual Art and Science of Animal Training Conference February 25-26, 2017 Dallas, Texas Speakers for the February 2017 conference: Dr. Peter Killeen, Ken Ramirez, Emily Larlham, Steve White, Alexandra Kurland, Dr. Paul Andronis, Barbara Heidenreich, Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz, and Karen Pryor. This year’s conference

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New Website Welcome

Welcome to the new website for AVSAB! Some of our blog posts have been transferred from the old website so you can get a sense of common content and themes. I encourage any readers of the blog to bring to my attention topics that they would like

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Crazy in the Car!

Coco was a Standard Poodle I worked with several years ago. Spunky yet regal, Coco was a delight to her owners. She had excelled in her basic obedience class and was responsive in the home and community on a variety of commands. She was friendly with strangers

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CAAB Chat Webinar: Principles For and Discussion About Cooperative Training

The most recent CAAB Chat with guest Dr. Jessica Lockhart, CAAB, is now available. Whether you are a pet owner confused by all the conflicting training information you’re getting, a novice or intermediate trainer looking for direction when formulating training plans, or an experienced trainer or behavior

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Proposed Amendments for Annual Meeting Location

ARTICLE III 1. The annual meeting will be held for the transaction of business. Scientific papers related to veterinary ethology and behavioral medicine will be presented at the meeting. A general meeting of the members shall be held each year. At least every other year, this meeting

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ACVB Residents Announcement

Short course has been announced: Zoo Animal Behavior. The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Resident’s short course has been announced for August 4th, 2016 in San Antonio. This year the main topics will be Zoo Animal Behavior presented by Liz Stelow, DACVB along with a morning of

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