The What, Where and When of Rewards

By Lily Mickleburgh  The use of rewards in dog training is becoming increasingly popular as an effective way of ...

January 28, 2019: New Study Examines Adult Womens’ Sleep Quality, Routines in Relation to Pet Ownership

Scientists have gathered data to investigate whether the presence of a pet in the bed impacts human sleep quality ...

Getting Started with Touch Cues

By Debbie Bauer There are two types of touch cues - these are cues that you give to your dog by touching various ...

Getting Scientific about Dominance

By Don Hanson What we know about the science of canine behavior and dog training is continually evolving. As ...

Want Your Dog to Listen? Stop Doing This!

By Yvette Van Veen Dog training often boils down to a single statement. “I want my dog to listen.” It’s a ...

January 9, 2019: Study Examines Cat-Human Social Behavior

A new study has been conducted to "assess the influence of human attentional state, population, and human ...

Is “Maybe” Addictive?

By Louise Stapleton-Frappell In operant conditioning, behavioral responses that are positively reinforced increase ...

Portland Blog Competition: Redirecting Aggressive Behavior

By Dr. Lynn Bahr As cat lovers, we’ve all been scratched at least once. But why do some cats play so rough when ...

Variety Is the Spice of Life

By Danette Johnston When I opened a dog day care 19 years ago, I did so because I had been working a shelter ...

December 27, 2018: Danish Study Investigates Effects of Breed Specific Legislation

A newly- published Danish study has found that Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) has a limited effect on overall ...
The Many Faces of Behavior Myopia: Recognizing the Subtle Signs

The Many Faces of Behavior Myopia: Recognizing the Subtle Signs

By Eileen Anderson and Angelica Steinker The fundamental goal of any behavior modification program should be to ...