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Upcoming Webinar: Helping Pet Owners Follow through with Behavior Intervention

As a part of the ongoing Chats with CAABs series, Drs. Megan Maxwell and Susan Kapla will be presenting a guest webinar titled Helping Pet Owners Follow Through With Behavior Intervention. The webinar will be aired live on Monday, March 23, at 5:00 PM EST and audience

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Tech Corner Announcement

This year promises to be a busy one for AVBT and SVBT. Here are just some of our 2015 projects: • As you know, AVSAB, SVBT and AVBT are teaming up to present the 2015 Clinical Behavioral Conference. It will be held in Las Vegas, NV on

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Trainers Ring announcement

It sure is hard to believe that March is almost here. Time does fly when we are having fun! Speaking of time, spring is surprisingly right around the corner. Hard to believe, but best to be proactive when it comes to preparing us and our pups for

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App Review: The Dog Decoder

Review of the Dog Decoder App Carolyn Lincoln, DVM January 30, 2015 People have distinct learning styles so if we want to change the way others think and behave, we have to provide the education in a variety of styles. That’s why I am so excited about

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What if your Therapist had a Dog in the Office?

In this post from Psychology Today’s Decoding your Pet series, Dr. Theresa DePorter summarizes a study that examined the possible benefits of assistance dogs in the psychotherapeutic context.

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Website Recommendation:

Dr. Susan Friedman is a leader in the field of applied animal behavior. Her website,, provides a treasure trove of valuable information relating to the application of behavior analysis to improve the behavior and enrich the lives of nonhuman animals living and interacting with people in

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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

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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: The Editorial in this issue, written by Dr. Monique Udell, is copied below. It has

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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.

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Book Summary – Dogs: Domestication and the Development of a Social Bond by Darcy F. Morey (2010).

Book Summary: Dogs: Domestication and the Development of a Social Bond by Darcy F. Morey, 2010. Cambridge University Press, New York, NY. Dr. Darcy Morey is an anthropologist specializing in archaeology. He has focused his research in part on the study of dog remains (particularly dog burials)

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