Issue 23 | October 2022 — 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
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
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
Why Animals Need Trainers Who Adhere to the Least Intrusive Principle: Improving Animal Welfare and Honing Trainers’ Skills
A typical debate about negative reinforcement is something like a train wreck — you don’t want to stare but you can’t look away. Some trainers argue negative reinforcement has a place in animal training; others say it does not. With some recent interest in the animal...By Susan G. Friedman, Ph. D.
Issue 16 | July 2020 — contents
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
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
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
The continuing legalization of cannabis has led to a growing number of CBD oil products available for sale in the pet market, where sales have quadrupled since 2017. Dog owners are increasingly using these products for their dogs, and may be seeking advice on their...By Helen Prinold
Issue 12 | August 2019 — contents
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
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
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
Although the title of this editorial is a wink at Tim Steele’s recent blog for the Academy for Dog Trainers, I applaud his discussion of the Humane Hierarchy. I admire anyone who believes there is an opportunity for improvement and takes meaningful action. Similarly,...By Susan G. Friedman, PhD
Issue 8 | July 2018 — contents
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
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
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
History Medical history On March 1, 2017, I picked up Sal, a long-haired orange tabby from the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL). Sal was brought to the ARL with injuries consistent with being hit by a car. Sal’s right front leg was broken and his left back hip had...By Lillian Ciardelli, MS
Issue 4 | July 2017 — contents
If you love dogs and haven’t yet heard about the canine “cognitive revolution,” you’ve been living in a bubble. Sara Shettleworth broadly defines cognition as “an array of mechanisms by which animals acquire, process, store, and act on input (information) from the...By Laura Donaldson, PhD, CDBC, KPA-CTP
Issue 3 | April 2017 — contents
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
The concept of compassion fatigue (CF) has received increased attention in the animal care and welfare professions in recent years. This is a positive trend. Today, thanks to courses such as IAABC’s Animal Behavior Consulting: Principles & Practice, which contains...By Kristin Buller and Jessica Dolce
Issue 1 | October 2016 — contents
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
Issue 24 | June 2016 — contents
DOG: Who Keeps The Dog? Advice From A Pet Custody Expert by Karis Bryen, CDBC, Accredited Family Mediator DOG: Case Study: Luna — Reactivity To Other Dogs Part 1 by Jen Gumas CDBC, CCPDT-KA, CBATI DOG: Working With Shy Dogs In A Class Setting by Alicia L....
Issue 25 | June 2022 — contents
DOG: Case Study: Luna — Reactivity To Other Dogs Part 2 by Jen Gumas CDBC, CPDT-KA, CBATI DOG: Living and Learning with a Blind Dog by Micaela Frank, CDBC, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP DOG: Using Innate Stress Coping Styles to Inform Behavior Management Strategies by Gavin Fraser...