Instinct, Drive and Other Causes of Dog Attacks

There was a news article* a few months back about a 4 year old girl killed by the family’s Rottweilers.  It was a truly sad situation and our hearts go out to the parents and family of this young child.  Dogs kill between 10 and 20 people a yea...

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A Musical Christmas Wish

While we don't normally get 'off topic', from pet behavior training, as a special Christmas celebration, we thought you might enjoy listening to two songs from the Christmas Steel Band Ensemble Suzanne performs in.  This performance was a...

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Book Review – Smooch the Pooch

There's a disturbing new book on Amazon.com by Terry Slater and illustrator Arthur Howard that is one more example of how dangerously uninformed the general public is about dog behavior and safe relationships between dogs and kids. The book is called Smooc...

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Happy and Safe Holidays For Our Pets

With the start of the Holiday Season, we all will be anticipating wonderful family meals.  Smoked turkey, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie was the standard Thanksgiving meal in Dan’s family with occasional forays into Texas style barbecued ribs, mash...

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Simple Principles for Litterboxes

Many cat litterbox problems can be prevented and even resolved by following these five guidelines ...

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Why Do We Not Recognize Fear Related Problems?

Fear is often an unrecognized cause of many pet behavior problems. Do we not recognize fear because we are viewing our relationship with our dogs in terms of the problematic “pack leader” model? Fearful behavior that is left untreated will persis...

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The Behavior of Turkish Street Dogs

In our visits to several locations in Turkey, we saw many dogs on the loose on the streets.            People referred to them in various ways – street dogs, feral dogs or strays.  But what did those terms mean, and how...

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Managing Street Dogs and Cats in Turkey

The conference we spoke at in Bursa, Turkey was organized to help educate veterinarians from all over the country who work in animal shelters. Turkey has a huge problem with free-roaming dogs and cats and the country is struggling with ways to manage the probl...

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Cats We Saw in Turkey

During our trip to Turkey in September of 2010 to speak to a conference of shelter veterinarians, we made it a point to observe the "street" dogs and cats that were abundant.  Free-roaming cats seem to be as common, or even more numerous, as fre...

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Fear and Its Effect on Behavior Problems

“Unrecognized Fears:   The Effects of Fear on Behavior and Behavior Problems”. Housesoiling, barking, destructive behavior, aggression, home alone problems – these are some of the most common types of behavior problems in dogs.  Whi...

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