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Applying a Social Justice and Trauma-informed Lens to Animal Welfare Considerations

An interdisciplinary approach to animal welfare has the potential to improve outcomes not solely for the animals, but also for the humans with whom they share their lives. Through exploration of macro level global initiatives involving...

By Heather White, LMSW

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What is The IAABC Foundation? How is it Different From IAABC?

The IAABC Foundation is a new, non-profit charity with the mission of bringing education, events, and community science to both IAABC members and the public alike.The IAABC and the Foundation...

Building Resilience Through Rapport with Recovery Markers

The question I present here is What might the veterinary or behavior team do to increase an individual animal’s ability to quickly recover and move on from singular events we...


Behavioural Care of the Elderly Farm Dog Retired (or Not) from Work

Dogs that work on farms generally have a different life and learning experience to those that are destined to live and learn in a pet dog environment. Dogs that work...

By Pat Tagg M.Sc, CABC

Horse & Halo: Caring for Horses at the End of Their Owners’ Lives

Horse & Halo is a facility that boards horses on behalf of individuals who currently suffer or have died from cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. These are horse folks of...

By Mandie Stuhan

Case Study: Human Directed Aggression in a Horse

Baron had displayed what the owner described as ‘colt-like’ behaviour from when he was purchased two years ago. He would mouth everything from a lead rope to a human arm....

By Trudi Dempsey, CHBC

Case Study: Barney — Human-directed Aggression in a Cat

Since Barney first arrived in their home, Marshall and Lily noted that he closely watched visitors and swatted at them as they passed. They ignored the behavior since he was...

By Emily Carl, CCBC CPDT-KA

Chicken Enrichment

Providing enrichment to our dogs and cats is becoming a common practice for most pet owners. However, all animals can benefit from enrichment, including our feathered friends! Backyard chickens are...

By Blaze Fulbrook

Deaf dogs: A Unique Communication

How can deaf dogs understand humans? We all know that the process of domesticating dogs has made them develop a unique ability to read our gestures and body postures, to...

By Carolina Jardim

Why a Multidisciplinary Approach to Animal Behavior Research Is Critical

Learning is a science. Behavior is a science. As professionals in the industry, it is important that we understand how and why systems and protocols work and why the animals...


How Do You Solve a Problem Like Abbie? Using Target Training to Resolve Fear Aggression in an Unsocialized Cat

Before I even brought her home from Frederick County Animal Control in Frederick, Maryland, to foster for PetConnect Rescue, I knew that socializing Abbie was going to be a challenge....

By Kate Luse, CCBC


Issue 21

Issue 21 | August 2021


Enrichment for New Cat Behavior Consultants, A Horse Afraid of Clippers, How you can Advocate for Exotic Pets, Clicker Training Research, Shelter Programs to Prevent Pandemic Puppy Returns, and more...

Issue 19

Issue 19 | February 2021


The Canine Scent Detection Behavior Chain, A Joyful World for Dogs, What Can "Streeties" Teach Us, Working with Horses and Children, Puppy Pandemic, COVID Sniffing Dogs, and more...

Issue 18

Issue 18 | November 2020


Lessons From My Dogs, Networking for Parrot Behavior Consultants, Working with Dogs and Children, The "Cortisol Vacation", Online Dog Training Classes, Fraidy Cat Program, and more...

Issue 17

Issue 17 | August 2020


Cats After the Camp Fire, Documentation Made Easy, Chickens & Roosters as Pets, Pandemic Poultry Purchasing, Identity in Hunting Dogs, Separation-Related Problems in Cats, and more...