February 21, 2019: Study Indicates Fewer Flies Land on Horses Wearing Striped Coats

The function of zebra stripes has been a "source of scientific interest for over 150 years" and there is now there ...

February 14, 2019: Australian Capital Territory Considers Making “Sentience” Law

In an Australian first, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is currently considering the introduction ...

An Allegory: What Happens if a Dog is Punished for Having a Phobia?

By Sandra Machado Johnny is five years old and he is a great kid. He is loving, does very well in school ...

Treat Value: What Should You Use?

By Yvette Van Veen Which Treat Value Is BEST? It depends. There’s so much variation in how food reinforcements ...
Addressing Aggression,  the Force-Free Way

Addressing Aggression, the Force-Free Way

By Diane Garrod Reactivity is by no means necessarily an intent to do harm; the dog who hides shivering behind her ...
What Does “Happy” Look Like?

What Does “Happy” Look Like?

By Lara Joseph I think it’s fair to say that most animals in our care have their choices restricted to some ...
Protecting Your Business

Protecting Your Business

By David Pearsall Unfortunately, most general liability policies contain exclusions for personal property in the ...
Calm Vet Visits

Calm Vet Visits

By Victoria Blais For cats, less really is more. This means less noise, less handling, less restraint, fewer loud ...
A Better Dog-Human Understanding

A Better Dog-Human Understanding

By Susan Nilson We may assume that a free-ranging dog lives unhappily without a human family. In some instances, ...
The Durability of “Dominance”

The Durability of “Dominance”

By Anna Bradley The internet is great because there’s so much knowledge out there, but here’s the caveat – is it ...

Tips for Working with Clients with Mobility Impairments

By Veronica Sanchez A large and rambunctious dog can pull an owner off their feet, even if they do not have any ...

Portland Blog Competition: May I Speak to the Manager?

By Tina Ferner Last week, I received a voicemail that a trainer NEVER wants to hear. It went like this, “Tina, ...