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Canine Science 2017

Intriguing Papers Presented at the Canine Science Conference 2017   The Canine Science Collaboratory, headed by Dr. Clive Wynne just finished its first Canine Science Conference in Phoenix Arizona.  Papers were presented by an international, interdisciplinary collection of speakers.  Presentations ranged from factors influencing behavior at the genetic and biochemical level, to observing interactions between…

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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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