The Human Toll From Dog-Dog Aggression

The July/August issue of the APDT Chronicle hits subscribers’ mailboxes the last week in June.  Our article “Safety and Ethics in Working with Dog-to-Dog Aggression Problems” will appear in that issue.  It is the first in a series t...

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What Are Safe Behaviors Between Children and Dogs?

In our membership site, www.BehaviorEducationNetwork.com, (BEN) we’ve recently posted a few videos of interactions between dogs and kids and between dogs, given our analysis of them, and asked for member comments.  These videos have generated a bit ...

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Is a Tired Dog a Good Dog? (or a Happy dog?)

This is a cliché we’ve read and heard numerous places, including in on-line articles from prominent veterinary schools.  If veterinary schools and a wide variety of respected trainers maintain this is true, then does that mean it IS true?&nbs...

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Popeye, Brutus and How to Create an Attack Cat

In their relationships with people, most cats take a “live and let live” approach. Cats usually do not show aggression toward people over food, toys or space the way dogs sometimes will. While some cats may hiss, growl, bite or scratch if we try to...

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Dog-Dog Aggression – Do We Know What’s What?

We’ve spent the last several weeks preparing for a two day seminar we’ll be giving with colleagues Dr. Marc Bekoff and Ms. Nancy Williams for Professional Animal Behavior Associates, Inc., in Guelph, Ontario Canada.  The theme is Dog-Dog Inter...

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Why Do We Love Our Pets?

Anyone who knows us knows how attached we are to our Irish setter Coral.  Coral is now 6 years old, but still has a very “babyish” face – the technical term being neotenic face. Neoteny means the persistence of infantile or juvenile char...

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What Effects Do Dog Training Methods Have on Dog Behavior?

In recent years, there’s been a lot of discussion about the effectiveness and appropriateness of different training and behavior modification methods.  Is clicker training better than compulsion training? Is training with a remote training collar mo...

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What Makes Cats Who They Are?

Cats are sometimes said to be aloof, untrustworthy, difficult to 'read', and untrainable.  Cat lovers of course know these claims are not true, but what is true is that cats are clearly not small dogs.  Part of what makes cats their own "...

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Puppy Biting

A number of years ago friends of ours rescued a 4 month old puppy from an abusive situation. Although her heritage was unknown,  the puppy appeared to be a pit-bull type mix of some sort. She was a sweet and friendly pup, both wit...

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Helping Unfamiliar Pets Get Along

There have been a number of times when we've taken our pets and visited friends who also have pets.  We know we aren't alone because many "pet people" have friends with pets they often like to visit.  One such experience occurred&nb...

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