Why Counterconditioning “Doesn’t Work”

Why Counterconditioning “Doesn’t Work”

By Angelica Steinker A common criticism of counterconditioning is that it does not work. While there can be ...
Examining Bird vs. Human  Expectations

Examining Bird vs. Human Expectations

By Sheila S. Blanchette Anthropomorphism is quite a mouthful of a word, defined by Lexico (2021) as “the ...
Thinking Outside the Shelter

Thinking Outside the Shelter

Behavioral services for companion animals can be so resource intensive that shelter administrators may consider ...
Dog Parks: The Good, the Bad, and the Reality

Dog Parks: The Good, the Bad, and the Reality

According to the most recent report issued by the Trust for Public Land (TPL) (2019), dog parks “are among the ...
How Cats Are Made: Nature, Nurture, and the Now

How Cats Are Made: Nature, Nurture, and the Now

It is not uncommon for adopters to base their decision primarily on the cat’s outward appearance and be less ...
Tracking Equines

Tracking Equines

A while ago I hosted a tracking workshop for dogs at my hobby farm in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales (NSW), ...
Building a Feline Behavior Volunteer Program…from Scratch

Building a Feline Behavior Volunteer Program…from Scratch

At Friends For Life Animal Shelter, keeping pets with their families is at the core of our mission. But Houston ...
Saving Detainees and Dogs, One Life at a Time

Saving Detainees and Dogs, One Life at a Time

Our dog training company, Cold Nose College, has been teaching a dog training program at the Georgia Department of ...
BARKS Podcast with the PPG Advocacy Panel: Discussion #3 – Advocating to Let Dogs be Dogs, Cats be Cats, Equids Be Equids

BARKS Podcast with the PPG Advocacy Panel: Discussion #3 – Advocating to Let Dogs be Dogs, Cats be Cats, Equids Be Equids

Advocating to Let Dogs be Dogs, Cats be Cats, Equids Be Equids Join the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) Advocacy ...
The Ever-Changing World  of Service Dog Training

The Ever-Changing World of Service Dog Training

By Veronica Sanchez The service dog industry is ever growing and changing. With the expanding use of service ...
BARKS Podcast with Geek Week Presenters Tasha Attwood, Dr. Jen Nesbitt-Hawes, Dr. Mindy Waite, Dr. Lisa Gunter and Dr. Melissa Starling

BARKS Podcast with Geek Week Presenters Tasha Attwood, Dr. Jen Nesbitt-Hawes, Dr. Mindy Waite, Dr. Lisa Gunter and Dr. Melissa Starling

Join Niki Tudge and Denise O'Moore as they Chat and Chuckle with presenters Tasha Attwood, Dr. Jen Nesbitt-Hawes, ...
Saving Detainees and Dogs, One Life at a Time

Saving Detainees and Dogs, One Life at a Time

By Lisa Waggoner  “The rehabilitation of inmates requires a willing state of mind, a helpful attitude which ...