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Please Don’t Touch

Please Don’t Touch

Susan Claire shares a tale of nature versus nurture based on her experiences with Zia, whose reluctance to be touched led her to seek a behavioral consult to help snap her out of the training impasse she suddenly found herself in
Canine Communication and Social Behavior

Canine Communication and Social Behavior

Susan Nilson and Niki Tudge highlight the importance of dog training and behavior professionals being fluent in reading canine communications so they can understand a dog’s emotional state at any given moment in any given context, as well as be able to educate owners when a dog is experiencing a negative emotional state, such as fear, stress, or anxiety

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Pets and Road Safety

Pets and Road Safety

To demonstrate the necessity of safely securing pets while travelling, the Royal Automobile Club of Spain (RACE) carried out a series of crash-tests in which they simulated a frontal collision at 50 km/h, using a dog dummy weighing 22 kg ...

Examining Anxiety Traits and Breed Specifics

Examining Anxiety Traits and Breed Specifics

Noise sensitivity was the most common anxiety trait with 32% of dogs being fearful of at least one noise, of which fear of fireworks was the most common subtrait with a prevalence of 26%: “The prevalence of noise ...

Creating Positive Workspaces

Creating Positive Workspaces

It goes without saying that quiet and calm creates an environment which is more conducive to learning. Pick your time when the kids are least likely to be running wild and other family members need your attention. Cut off background noise ...

Everything Was Fine Until…

Everything Was Fine Until…

I’m reminded of a young dog who had been housebroken, but suddenly began to refuse to go out in the backyard and would urinate in the home as soon as she had a chance to do so unobserved. The veterinary exam ...

E-Fence Fallout

E-Fence Fallout

Labradoodle Charlee...started to respond fearfully when the telephone answering machine beeped. She became afraid to enter the room where it was located, even when there was no beeping sound. She traversed a roundabout route through the ...

Message Received!

Message Received!

The “high squeaky voice” rule is meant to provide the dog with more motivating, stimulating auditory input that – in theory – will excite the dog in a positive way. This may or may not be true for that dog, and even if it is, the handler has ...

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 ...
A “Spoiled” Dog or  a Frustrated Dog?

A “Spoiled” Dog or a Frustrated Dog?

Respond to behavior, not the dog’s history. Imagine that you just found this dog in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot with no information available. What would you know? You'd know what the dog shows you in his behavior. Start there. Do not ...

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