Building Resilience Through Rapport with Recovery Markers

Building Resilience Through Rapport with Recovery Markers

Summary: Behavior professionals and their clients can help animals recover more quickly after a stressful or startling event with intentionally trained “recovery markers.” These cues communicate to an animal that something they find unpleasant, like a...
Case Study: Human-directed Aggression in a Horse

Case Study: Human-directed Aggression in a Horse

Summary:  A horse who showed signs of aggression towards humans and other horses becomes worse when corrected with physical punishment and natural horsemanship techniques. As a result, he’s placed in a barren environment with minimal social contact....
Chicken Enrichment

Chicken Enrichment

Summary: As backyard chickens grow more popular as pets, it is important for animal behavior consultants to be able to support chicken caregivers in providing for their behavioral wellbeing, even if they’re being called in to help with a different species. This...
Deaf dogs: A Unique Communication

Deaf dogs: A Unique Communication

Summary: Training deaf dogs can be accomplished with the use of gestures and some creativity. Hand signals as well as facial gestures can be successfully used to train a deaf dog. This article showcases a variety of cued behaviors displayed by a deaf Dalmatian, using...