May 30, 2018

As many of you know by now, I come from a medical background. I entered the world of behavior as a licensed technician originally to help my patients tolerate medical procedures and handling. Cooperative veterinary care (CVC), is what they call it these days. One of th...

May 28, 2018

I don't know what it is about management, but everyone seems to hate doing it. No end of times I meet people who have this horrendous problem, want to jump through all these hoops to fix it, when it could just as easily be managed. 

As far as I see it, management comes...

May 13, 2018

When we first meet a new client, they tend to have several presenting complaints. Even if they only have one obvious concern, on closer look it tends to be several. It’s impossible to tackle everything at once. As we all know, changing behavior is about more than just...

May 8, 2018

The most important thing you can do for your patients is take a complete behavioral history. This is an extremely complicated topic. That’s one of the reason so many consultants make use of questionnaires before sitting down with the family. Even simple information suc...

May 7, 2018

Our team recently went to the Mid-Atlantic Behavior Symposium, hosted by our friends Dr. Leslie Sinn and the ladies at WOOFS. One of the speakers asked the group who worked with aggressive animals and I was surprised at how few did. Not that I'm trying to be judgey, it...

May 4, 2018

Inside Edition recently posted a video on their YouTube channel. The idea was to test whether dogs would “defend” their owners during a home invasion. It was posted on April 26th and as of today, May 4th, it already has 7.6 million views. It’s certainly an interesting...

May 3, 2018

When discussing training techniques with my clients it is very normal to hear things come up in conversation such as “training takes too much time”, or “I don’t think my dog gets these things…” and in short, they may be correct. Training does take some length of dedica...

May 2, 2018

As anyone with a strong professional drive and the constant need for validation, I follow a lot of social media, forums, newsletters, and other resources on a regular basis. Something I’ve noticed in most of these groups is that people are always looking for free advic...

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