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The Impact of Social Isolation

The Impact of Social Isolation

Current protocols available vary widely in suggested human interventions to prevent fights. I wonder, though, how much our methods affect fight frequency and intensity. Are there more fights and more injurious fights when we elicit frustration (and frustration related behaviors like barking, ...
What’s Shocking about Shock?

What’s Shocking about Shock?

By Don Hanson

The Shock-Free Coalition did not come to its conclusion that using shock for the training, care, and management of pets was unnecessary and harmful out of the blue. Its position is based on the careful review of the growing number of peer reviewed, scientific ...

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The Power of Project Trade

The Power of Project Trade

By Erica Beckwith

...at the beginning of a behavior consultation in August last year, my client pulled out all the equipment she and her husband were using or had used for their reactive dog, Cassie, a 20-lb ...

The Continuing Education of a City

The Continuing Education of a City

By Kathy Wolff

My philosophy has always been to help folks understand the “why” of what we do together. I found this created an environment of collaboration and cooperation between myself and my clients. Fast ...

A Positive Impact

A Positive Impact

By Pam Francis-Tuss

A five-week program that meets three days per week, Adolescent Learning Powered by Humane Advocacy (ALPHA) pairs incarcerated teens at the Sacramento Youth Detention Facility with shelter ...

Project Trade at Work

Project Trade at Work

By Susan Kendrick

As a network, our goal is to teach, guide and coach animal caregivers how to use force-free methods, rewards, and respect to build a bond of mutual trust and love with their pets. I am happy ...

Dog Owners Appreciative of Gear Swap

Dog Owners Appreciative of Gear Swap

By Kathy Reilly

In April, we participated in Pet Palooza, a local event which was sponsored by the Charlotte Humane Society...In order to attract people to our booth and really begin to change their minds ...

Helping Dogs, Helping Families

Helping Dogs, Helping Families

By Daniel Antolec

Years ago, puppy Samantha had come to me at eight weeks of age and, in a move that I thought would help both of us, I bought the best-selling dog training book of the time. The author ...

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