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A Clockwork Hound: Fruit Fly Clock Genes and Understanding the Genetics of Dog Behavior

 With Guest Chatters Stephen Zawistowski, CAAB and Jessica Hekman, DVM. Did you know that the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was given to three researchers for their discoveries into the molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythms of fruit flies? And that this research showed how genes and the proteins they produce interact with…

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Rants And Raves 2017

With guests Dr. Patricia McConnell, CAAB, Dr. Kristina Spaulding, CAAB, and Ms. Nancy Williams, MA, RVT, ACAAB We’ve asked our guests to give us their Rants and Raves from 2017.  We did a Rant and Rave Chat at the end of the year a few years ago, and it was one of the liveliest and…

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Walking the Terminology Tightrope

We all know that the professionals who help people understand and modify their pets’ behaviors come from a variety of backgrounds.  These range from dog training academies to undergraduate or graduate degrees in psychology, social work, animal science, ethology, biology, behavior analysis, veterinary medicine and more. Not surprisingly each academic discipline has its own terminology…

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