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Cat Division

FeBARQ: Applied Research on Domestic Cat Behavior

by Miranda Workman

Over 10 years after the release of the Canine Behavioral Assessment and Research Questionnaire (CBARQ), cat owners finally have a feline version of this behavioral assessment tool available online. The Feline Behavioral Assessment and Research Questionnaire (FeBARQ) was a natural next step...

Dog Division

Horse Division

Health And Welfare Benefits Of A Varied Diet For Horses

by Justine Harrison

The New Forest pony is a native breed of the British Isles. Many of them are domestic horses that are ridden and worked, but free to roam and graze across a large area of “common” land, which has a varied terrain with a diverse range of plants and trees.

Parrot Division

The Human-Avian Bond

by Patricia K. Anderson

According to the 2015-2016 American Pet Products Association survey, 6.1 million American households own an estimated 14.3 million birds, making birds the fourth most common pet following dogs, cats, and fish. Despite the popularity of birds as pets, there have been relatively few studies of the human-companion parrot relationship.

Working Animals Division

Service Dogs: Ethics and Education Part Two—Certification, or Common Sense?

by Barbara Handelman

A persistent myth exists that service dogs have been granted rights to access places where pets are not allowed. No government agency grants such access rights to dogs; it is the people who have disabling conditions who have the right to be accompanied by appropriately trained dogs. To be considered a service dog, the animal must be specifically trained to mitigate some aspect of the handler’s disability.

The Business of Behavior

Writing for the Internet

by Eric Brad

The Internet has offered us a wonderful means of communicating with each other. Whether you want to write for pet dog owners or other dog trainers, or even produce more scholarly articles to explore the frontiers of science as it relates to dogs and behaviour, the Internet offers a wealth of opportunities and methods to publish your thoughts and ideas to potentially thousands of readers. I’ve been publishing articles regularly for six years now, and I’ve learned that while it’s great having the opportunity to put my thoughts out to others, there are some challenges to being a good communicator in the changing world of the Internet.

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FeBARQ: Applied Research on Domestic Cat Behavior

by Miranda Workman

Over 10 years after the release of the Canine Behavioral Assessment and Research Questionnaire (CBARQ), cat owners finally have a feline version of this behavioral assessment tool available online. The Feline Behavioral Assessment and Research Questionnaire (FeBARQ) was a natural next step...

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