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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 has a problem: there are an estimated 1.4 million pet cats living here (American Veterinary Medical Association, 2017) and very little behavioral support available to caregivers. ...

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 Corrections Colwell Probation Detention Center, a minimum-security, short-term sentencing facility housing probation and parole violators in Blairsville, Georgia, since July of ...

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Home Alone: The Painful Puzzle

Home Alone: The Painful Puzzle

By Terrie Hayward

Separation anxiety in a dog is the “equivalent of a full-blown panic attack in a human being due to the anxiety and fear of being left alone. The severity of the panic attack and the way ...

Living in Fear

Living in Fear

By Daniel Antolec 

After an assault, one farmer had to sell three draft horses because they were no longer safe when he used them to pull equipment as human activity behind them triggered the horses’ ...

A Lesson in Compassion

A Lesson in Compassion

By Angelica Steinker

As the consult progressed, I made a casual remark about the importance of avoiding aversive stimulation. I was specific about what this means, given that such stimulation functions to ...

A Cautionary Tale

A Cautionary Tale

By Kayla Sprague

When I got home I pulled out a pretty pink collar from my drawer with Cupcake’s old ID tag and thought, “Well little girl, as you’re staying for a bit you’ll need this.” I thought it would be ...

The Best I Can Be

The Best I Can Be

By David Shade

Unfortunately, I have seen firsthand what happens to a dog when a misinformed or unaware owner practices what one might politely call questionable training techniques, such as alpha rolling and ...

Agility with a Difference

Agility with a Difference

By Morag Heirs

There are many successful deaf dogs taking part in fun agility, weekly training sessions and competing at all levels. In most cases, spectators would be hard pressed to tell the difference ...

Are ‘Free-Shaped’ Dogs Better Problem Solvers?

Are ‘Free-Shaped’ Dogs Better Problem Solvers?

By Carmen LeBlanc

Most professional dog trainers have heard about criticisms of lure-reward training in recent years. These criticisms have been made along with enthusiastic claims about the superiority of ...

Pain Underlying

Pain Underlying

By Dr. Lynn Bahr

Pain is not a symptom that exists alone. Other problems associated with pain can include fatigue, withdrawal from activity and increased need to rest, and changes in mood, including fear, ...

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