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A Brief Overview of the Use of a Clicker in Training

You may have heard of clicker training from a variety of sources, as it has become a popular technique in dog training over the past 10 years or more. The concepts and behavioral laws that support the effectiveness of clicker training have always governed the way animals

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ACVB Announcement

The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists welcomed 4 new Diplomates this year, bringing the total number of board certified veterinary behaviorists to 68.  Would you like to become a DACVB?  All the information you will need can be found at the ACVB website: www.dacvb.org.  Go to the

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Trainers Ring announcement

Welcome back to the Trainer’s Ring. Sweet summertime. It could not get here quickly enough! Thank you for joining our summer edition. With the warmer months on our mind, our animals are also going to be a part of the endless fun activities planned with our friends

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Technicians Corner announcement

Ever wondered why the Academy of Veterinary Behavior Technicians was established? The Academy of Veterinary Behavior Technicians is composed of a diverse group of individuals.  Examples of fields where our technicians work include:  a college professor,  owners of private training businesses, working in private and specialty practices,

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Resident Rounds announcement

Kelly Ballantyne, Colleen Koch, Lorna Reichl, Deb Bryant and Leslie Sinn were privileged to spend a week with Dr. Sue McDonnell at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center working with the semi-feral pony herd.  The herd was established in 1994 from Shetland-sized grade ponies obtained from

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The Sheltie who won’t let his owners leave the yard

In this excerpt from Dr. Megan Maxwell’s pet behavior advice column The Teacher’s Pets, she addresses the case of a Sheltie who circles, nips, and barks when his owners try to leave the yard. We have a 2-year-old beautiful Sheltie. We have a fenced in yard in

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What to Consider When Adding to Your Four-Legged Family

In this post from Psychology Today’s Decoding your Pet series, Dr. Meredith Stepita reviews some factors to consider when taking in an additional dog. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201503/what-consider-when-adding-your-four-legged-family

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Free Course Available: Yes Please! Cooperative Canine Care

Dr. Amy Pike suggests veterinarians take a look at this free course option being offered by an online dog training school called Fenzi Dog Sports Academy. http://www.fenzidogsportsacademy.com/index.php/courses/2392

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Resolving Social Conflict Between Familiar Cats

In this post from Psychology Today’s Decoding Your Pet series, Dr. Theresa DePorter discusses how to address social tension and conflict between resident cats. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201502/resolving-social-conflict-between-familiar-cats

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HSVMA Webinar Series: Upcoming Webinar

The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association offers a continuing education webinar series. Their upcoming talk by Dr. Page Yaxley is title End of Life Care: Quality of Life Assessment and Hospice Care. For more information or to register, follow the link here: http://www.hsvma.org/webinars#.VQIG3PBfy9g

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