Dr. Emily Levine summarizes findings from a recent study demonstrating behavioral effects of steroids in dogs. See the AVSAB blog post from November 12, 2015 for the full abstract of this study. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201511/steroids-can-change-your-dogs-behavior
From the Tufts University Center for Shelter Dogs blog, Dr. Amy Marder, DMV, CAAB, shares some comments about research on food aggression in shelter dogs. http://www.centerforshelterdogs.com/Home/News/ShelterDogsBlog/tabid/79/ctl/ReadCSDBlog/mid/654/ArticleId/208/Default.aspx
Dr. Melissa Bain continues her discussion of risk factors for behavior problems in this post from Psychology Today’s Decoding your Pet series. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201510/risk-analysis-behavior-problems-animal-factors-2
In this post from Psychology Today’s Decoding your Pet series, Dr. Melissa Bain introduces a series she will be sharing on assessing risk in pet behavior problems. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201509/risk-analysis-behavior-problems-overview-part-1
In this post from Psychology Today’s Decoding your Pet series, Dr. Liz Stelow discusses some of the functions or causes of excessive barking in dogs. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201509/excessive-barking-part-i-why-does-my-dog-bark
In this post from Psychology Today’s Decoding you Pet series, Dr. Stelow provides an overview of canine body language indicators of stress and fear. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201508/behavioral-red-flags-in-the-dog
WALTHAM has funds available in 2015 to sponsor high quality research to support the WALTHAM ‘Caring Science’ approach. Prior to submitting a formal application, investigators are required to submit a letter of intent by 14th August 2015. http://www.waltham.com/waltham-research/other-funding-opportunities/
Dr. Theresa DePorter reviews some strategies for enhancing feline enrichment and improving cats’ individual welfare. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201507/nine-strategies-enhancing-enrichment-cats-jobs
Dr. Emily Levine discusses some of the difficulties of living with a dog with behavior problems in this post from Psychology Today’s Decoding your Pet series. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201505/living-my-dog-is
In this post from Psychology Today’s Decoding your Pet series, Dr. Emily Levine argues that positive punishment may not be the best tactic for reducing jumping by dogs. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201505/why-shouldn-t-we-use-punishment-toteach-dog-not-jump
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