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Feline Fastidious Foodies

Feline Fastidious Foodies

By Patience Fisher     From cat food commercials to cartoons and internet cats, it is something of a running joke that cats are picky eaters. But is this common assumption correct? According ...
Why Do Deaf Dogs Bark?

Why Do Deaf Dogs Bark?

By Morag Heirs   Barking is a form of communication for all dogs so it is important that we spend some time thinking about why our dogs might be barking. Are they anxious, over-excited, upset, fearful, ...
A Better Dog-Human  Understanding

A Better Dog-Human Understanding

By Susan Nilson   Marco Adda is a freelance dog behavior consultant, independent researcher, dog-human facilitator (or dog trainer if you prefer), animal advocate, and educator who is passionate about ...
Help the Animals in Ukraine – Inspiring Fundraiser Update

Help the Animals in Ukraine – Inspiring Fundraiser Update

By Dr. Marina Bayeva   Dear Supporters,

I am happy to bring you the latest update for the

The Value of Non-Verbal Communication

The Value of Non-Verbal Communication

By Angelica Steinker
  Consent testing is an informal experiment which allows a dog to offer consent regarding a specific situation. Via her body language the dog ...
The Challenge of Breed Discrimination

The Challenge of Breed Discrimination

By Kym Iffert      It was finally a beautiful day in Chicago so I grabbed my bag, my leash, a pocket full of treats and tennis ball and set out for a walk. The neighbors were out and it was the ...
The Click Starts the Behavior

The Click Starts the Behavior

By Yvette Van Veen   A common expression used in clicker training is that the click “ends the behavior.” Rarely do we stop to think what this really means but it bears closer examination. Typically, ...
Thunder, Lightning and Barometric Pressure

Thunder, Lightning and Barometric Pressure

By Carolyn Kocman   Owners and caretakers can almost always recognize phobia related behaviors. Shaking, drooling, panting, restlessness, pacing, clinging to owners and hiding are all fairly overt and ...

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