Welcome to SPEAK! Our goal is to provide science based information about pet – primarily dog and cat – behavior. You can Learn More About Us on the website. And more about Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists HERE or from our certifying body the Animal Behavior Society.
Both pet owners and pet professionals continually seek helpful, accurate information about pet behavior that is connected to the sciences of animal learning and ethology (the scientific study of behavior, for those not familiar with that word). But sometimes that's like hunting for a needle in a haystack when it comes to searching online.
There is an unlimited supply of information about pet behavior available just by clicking your mouse, but how do you know what's good information, and what isn't? Some information is more than "not right", it's downright harmful.
We want to be the place on the web you trust and come to FIRST to find the information you need to understand the "why" of your pets' behaviors, meet your pets' behavior needs, and to know what to do to first prevent problems and secondly how to resolve them when necessary.
In the 25+ years we've been in this field, we've written hundreds of articles and delivered presentations to pet parents and professionals on 4 continents. We'll be sharing that information with you here on SPEAK! So stay tuned!
Dan and Suzanne
Dan Estep, Ph.D., CAAB
Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., CAAB