Job Posting: Associate Animal Care Specialist (Elephants)

I wanted to share an AZA job posting for those of you who might know someone interested in behavioral work with elephants. Requirements include “college degree in Behavior Analysis, Psychology, Communications or related field preferred.” Primary responsibility: “Comprehensive elephant behavior management, utilizing creative, positive reinforcement in a choice-based, behaviorally...

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Recent Issue of Behavioural Processes devoted to canine behavior research

Those interested in some current directions in canine behavior and cognition research should check out the most recent issue of Behavioural Processes, Volume 110, which is devoted entirely to the subject: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03766357/110 The Editorial in this issue, written by Dr. Monique Udell, is copied below. It has been just...

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A Different Perspective on the Human-Animal Bond

In this blog post from Psychology Today’s Decoding your Pet series, Dr. Carlo Siracusa discusses how humans can use empathy and an understanding of species-specific communication to build healthy relationships with our dogs and cats and avoid common cross-species communicative pitfalls. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201412/different-perspective-the-human-animal-bond

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Book Review: Vet Clinics of N. America: Small Animal Practice "Behavior: A Guide For Practitioners"

Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice “Behavior: A Guide For Practitioners” with guest editors, Dr. Gary Landsberg and Dr. Valarie Tynes (Link to: http://www.vetsmall.theclinics.com/issues?issue_key=S0195-5616%2814%29X0003-3) Review by Dr. Amy Pike In May of 2014, Elsevier published their quarterly compilation of clinical review articles which focused solely on small...

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