Service Dog Teams Reprise

On September 1st, 2017 we all suffered a great loss.  Dr. Mary Lee Nitschke, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, and Professor Emeritus at Linfield College died in Portland Oregon from Acute Myelogenous Leukemia.  Mary Lee was a close personal friend of ours for over 20 years.  Her contributions to the world of animal behavior and training,…

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Professional Standards for Dog Trainers: The 2001 Project

Dating back to the advent of professional dog training, trainers have argued over methods. The field has resisted regulation throughout its entire history, although recently a handful of states and/or municipalities have started to venture into those muddy waters. Almost 20 years ago, a dog owner in the Midwest brought her dog to a facility…

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Exploring Citizen Science

With guest chatters, Julie Hecht, MSc, Caren Cooper, Ph.D., and Jessica Hekman, DVM, MS. What do birders, dog and cat lovers, language aficionados, gamers, and brain enthusiasts have in common? Why, it’s citizen science—public involvement in scientific inquiry and the discovery of new information and knowledge. This CAAB Chat takes an in-depth look at citizen science,…

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