Category: Dog

Case Study: Raisin

by Amy Schindler

Raisin is a young dog; she lacks impulse control and a proper outlet for her excessive energy. She jumps on people and bites at clothing, particularly when she is off leash and when the person makes themselves level with her.

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Case Study: Linda and Joe – Part Two

by Renee Hall

The first part of this case study, covering Joe’s initial presentation, background, and history was presented in the June 2016 issue of the IAABC Journal. The following information covers consulting sessions five through eight, with a summary of Joe’s status today.

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Drama-free DRA for Barking

by Adria Karlsson

A dog barking and charging at the front door is by no means a new or unexplained phenomenon. Many of them do it with encouragement from their owners as “protectors,” and some breeds were specifically bred to be guard dogs.

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Best Practices in Husbandry and Handling

by Laura Monaco Torelli

It has been a very busy and exciting time since the inaugural journal issue. Video submissions have been pouring into my email from talented trainers and veterinary professionals from around the world.

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The Ethics of Medicating Dogs with Behavior Issues in a Shelter Setting

by Susan Cullinan

Each year, millions of pets are surrendered to humane societies, county pounds, and private rescue groups. While a survey of the research shows broad variation nationally, it is fairly well accepted that somewhere between three and four million dogs per year are admitted to one of these types of rescue associations (throughout this article I will refer to them collectively as “rescue”).

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Why Do We Train Sit? Should We Reconsider Its Relevance?

by Kama Brown

As far as I can tell, training a dog to sit originated in regulations formed for competition obedience around the 1920s. Before then, dogs were primarily used for sporting and herding, or were shown in conformation trials, and a sit was not often trained.

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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.

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Sit Means Play!

by Lisa Desatnik

It was a second training session with an adorable Labradoodle puppy and his family. He lay patiently at their side while we began talking through solving the issues that come with bringing a young, energetic companion into their home, one with sharp teeth and an incomplete understanding of human household etiquette.

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Case Study: Dog-directed Food Aggression

by Sally Foote

A three-year-old neutered collie mix dog had recently aggressed to a level three bite onto two other dogs while in a home boarding facility. The family also reported were two other aggressive incidents.

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