Issue 23 | March 2022 — contents

Issue 23 Table of Contents

DOG: Consent Behaviors for Veterinary Procedures by Natalie Rogers SHELTER: Everyone Is on the Behavior Team: How ASPCA’s eLearning Platform Broadens and Deepens Behavior Knowledge for Shelter Personnel by Renee Dunaway and Amy Duskiewicz HORSE: Equine Advocacy by...

Issue 22 | March 2022 — contents

Issue 22 Table of Contents 

EXOTICS: A Physiotherapy Program for Bears at Animals Asia’s Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre by Kate Shipton (BVetMed MRCVS) and Sarah van Herpt (BSc, MSc, CVN) DOG: All the Worst Puppy Problems: Housetraining Hang-Ups by Jess Erace LVT CPDT-KA CTDI DOG | SHELTER: Claire:...

Issue 21 | March 2022 — contents

Issue 21 Table of Contents

SHELTER | DOG: Pet Parent Support Network: Creating a Successful Alternative to Surrender Through a Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive Approach by Beverly McKee ACDBC, CPDT-KA SHELTER | DOG: The Dead Dogs on My Phone by Paige Kim DOG: Pushing ALL My Buttons: Dogs...

Issue 17 | March 2022 — contents

Issue 16 | July 2020 — contents

Zoos: Time Saving Through Training

There’s a conundrum when it comes to the training and behavior management of animals in zoos: Training may be considered important for the management of animals but is often viewed as a luxury.  It’s not uncommon to hear keepers make statements such as, “I’ll train if...

By Eduardo J. Fernandez and Peter Giljam

Issue 15 | April 2020 — contents

One Dog at a Time: Enriching the Emotional Lives of Shelter Dogs

The animal sheltering world is an emotional one for all stakeholders: the animals who live with the stress of an imperfect and unpredictable environment; a shelter organization that is constantly addressing challenges with funding, staffing, and rehoming animals;...

By Nee Kang, CDBC, Elisa Ang, and Jaipal Singh Gill

Issue 14 | January 2020 — contents

What Dog Behavior Doesn’t Teach You About Sheep

Anna and I were standing at the back of a queue of woolly bottoms. Anna is my German shepherd dog, and the woolly bottoms belong to my 200 Poll Dorset sheep. We all work together on a small farm in Dorset, U.K., where we study traditional herding techniques,...

By Pat Tagg, M.Sc, CABC

Issue 13 | October 2019 — contents

Issue 12 | August 2019 — contents

Overcoming Fear in a Traumatized Horse: Magnum’s story

Magnum—a paint Clydesdale/Stockhorse cross gelding—came to live with us at the end of 2004. We had recently moved to a large property, and my plan was to get two horses to go on quiet trail rides through the forest. I’d had a lifelong love of horses, but my...

By Heather Binns

Issue 11 | April 2019 — contents

IAABC’s Position on Dominance  

Dominance is a concept we frequently encounter in discussions of companion animal behavior. Many pet owners believe that the most important thing they can do to ensure their animal behaves appropriately is to establish themselves as “dominant,” “the alpha mare,” or...

By The IAABC Editing Team

Issue 10 | February 2019 — contents

Spay and Neuter Surgery’s Effects on Dog Health

Twenty-odd years ago when I first started practicing veterinary medicine, if a client asked when they should spay or neuter their dog, my response was “6 or 7 months of age,” and then we would move on to the next question. Today, when a client asks when they should...

By David Lane, DVM

Issue 9 | October 2018 — contents

Issue 8 | July 2018 — contents

Choice, Control, and Training for Ectotherms

Research into the ethological needs and cognitive abilities of companion animals like dogs has increased exponentially in recent years, leading to a greater understanding of what they need to have good welfare and how we can meet those needs. There is still a great...

By Carrie Kish

Issue 7 | April 2018 — contents

How Accurate are Those Dog DNA Tests? Insights and Challenges in Decoding DNA

1. Stanford University School of Medicine; 2. Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard For a purebred dog and, on occasion, even a first-generation hybrid, breed-inference services often just confirm what the dog owner already knows. Sometimes a pedigree is available,...

By Linda Boettger, PhD and Diane P. Genereux, PhD

Issue 6 | February 2018 — contents

Riggins and Wallace – A Tale of Two Pitties

Background My intake form is pretty basic. I use it primarily for triage. Is the dog being an unruly adolescent in an adult-only home, or do we have a just-turned-adult snapping at toddlers? This intake rose to the top, not because there was imminent danger, but...

By Erika Lessa, CDBC, CPDT-KA

Issue 5 | October 2017 — contents

Issue 4 | July 2017 — contents

Issue 3 | April 2017 — contents

Multisensory Enrichment for Shelter Dogs

I have worked in the animal industry for over 18 years. I currently work at the Arizona Humane Society, where my original title was canine welfare specialist. My role is to provide mental and physical stimulation to the dogs in our care. We get a lot of medically...

By Mik Moeller

Issue 2 | February 2017 — contents

Issue 1 | October 2016 — contents

Relapse of Conditioned Fear in Horses: The Four R’s

My 18-year-old thoroughbred is a warrior in most respects. He barely flicks an ear at a motorcycle speeding past as we cross the road; he nods politely and winks at a large coyote standing at the trail’s edge (in truth, the wink may just be a tic in his bum right...

By Robin Foster