Who Keeps the Dog? Divorce Advice from a Pet Custody Expert

Who Keeps the Dog? Divorce Advice from a Pet Custody Expert

Anyone who works with family pets is likely to end up with clients in the heartbreaking situation of getting a divorce and needing to decide who keeps the dog. For those of you who have had this experience already, or will in the future, this article is designed to...
Continuing the Virtual Classroom at SPCA Monterey County

Continuing the Virtual Classroom at SPCA Monterey County

In November 2020, the IAABC Foundation Journal published our article on switching to online dog training classes due to COVID. We wanted to present a follow-up article to show the progress of our program and some of our observations. Client stats Clients have enjoyed...
Case Study: Luna — Reactivity to Other Dogs Part 1

Case Study: Luna — Reactivity to Other Dogs Part 1

Summary: A case of dog-dog reactivity in an energetic older dog, is made more complicated by the client’s specific situation and set of needs, and then turns into human-directed aggression as their living situation becomes more stressful. Working within...
Working with Shy Dogs in a Class Setting

Working with Shy Dogs in a Class Setting

Summary: Not all shy dogs need one-on-one work, and not all caregivers are capable of finding that environment. A class for shy dogs can work, if the environment is properly set up and a skeleton lesson plan is thoughtfully prepared. This article gives some tips and...
Ask the Ethics Committee

Ask the Ethics Committee

The IAABC Ethics Committee is a team of volunteers that adjudicate on ethical matters for the IAABC. Their role is to evaluate complaints about violations of our Professional Code of Ethics, as well as offer original thought and guidance for the future of our...