Teaching My Hound NOT To Hunt
How Animals Learn
Advocating for Humane Techniques
This article examines the scientific data on aversive dog training methods, and discusses:
- Potential fallout such as habituation, learned helplessness, pain sensitivity, physical damage, emotional ...
How to Manage Dogs with a High Prey Drive
Cat Sitter or Cattery?
Canine Communication and Social Behavior
Thinking Outside the Shelter
Behavioral services for companion animals can be so resource intensive that shelter administrators may consider in-house behavior programs to be a luxury rather than a necessity.
When shelter leadership does take a chance on starting ...
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 fastest growing park amenities in the combined parks systems of the 100 largest US cities. There are currently 810 dedicated dog ...
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 interested, or not interested at all, in the cat’s socialization history, life experiences, and behavior.
In Karsh’s study on ...
A while ago I hosted a tracking workshop for dogs at my hobby farm in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, hosted by Margaret Keast of Jigsaw Dog Training and Behaviour Consultancy, who is based in Newcastle, NSW. I had a ...