Practicalities and Protocols for Safe Relationships Between Dogs & Kids

Practicalities and Protocols for Safe Relationships Between Dogs & Kids Guest CAAB Chatters: Crista Coppola, Ph.D., CAAB and Megan Maxwell, Ph.D., CAAB CAABs and other pet professionals shudder at videos of kids interacting with dogs in ways most people think are harmless, cute, or endearing.  Research shows in fact that most parents – of kids…

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Horse Behavior and Training

Horse Training and Behavior – Past, Present and Future Guest CAAB Chatters: Robin Foster, Ph.D., CAAB and Sharon Madere THE PAST:  Horse training has a long and global history with techniques that have evolved over millennia.  For most of that history, man’s relationship with the horse has been primarily utilitarian for the purposes of transportation,…

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Evaluating, Managing and Modifying Resource Guarding

Guest CAAB Chatters: Amy Marder, VMD, CAAB and Ms. Lindsay Wood, M.A., ACAAB Dogs are known to sometimes protect, or guard, items they want sole, or at least priority access to. The behaviors may include threats – showing teeth, growling; aggression – biting; or “keep-away” behaviors in which the dog runs from anyone trying to…

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