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
Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Katherine Houpt shares some training tips on strategies she is using with her own puppy, Yuki. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201502/practical-solutions-common-puppy-behavior-problems
Research Paper Review: Dogs prefer petting to vocal praise A recent issue of Behavioural Processes was devoted entirely to studies of canine behavior. Here I summarize one publication within that issue. For complete issue access, visit http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03766357/110. Feuerbacher, E. N., & Wynne, C.D.L. (2015). Shut up and pet me!...
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. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201501/what-if-your-therapist-had-dog-in-the-office
Dr. Wailani Sung provides several useful strategies for managing pet behavior and avoiding its escalation until a reliable behavioral intervention plan can be developed. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201501/practical-management-tips-dogs-behavior
In this blog post from Psychology Today’s Decoding Your Pet series, Dr. Wailani Sung discusses ways to decrease pets’ fearful behavior exhibited in the veterinary clinic. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201501/my-pet-hates-the-vet
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
In this blog post from Psychology Today’s Decoding Your Pet series, Dr. Ilana Reisner reviews some basic sources of provocation and warning signs of a bite in dogs. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201412/dogs-dont-bite-out-the-blue
Dr. Ilana Reisner argues that the use of positive punishment to treat fearful behavior is problematic and recommends differential (positive) reinforcement based methods instead. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201412/it-makes-no-sense-punish-fearful-dog
Dr. Horwitz relates a brief behavioral history and her treatment recommendations for Princess, a cat who was brought in for house soiling. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201411/real-estate-feline-house-soiling-is-all-about-location
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