Recent Scientific Research To Help You Choose the Best Fear Reduction Methods and Improve Pets’ Behavioral Health

There seems to be greater focus these days on helping both owners and professionals reduce the fear, stress or anxiety pets experience. That’s a good thing. But how frequently are pets subjected to experiences that detract from their quality of life?  Is it important to distinguish among fear, stress and anxiety or are they all…

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Keys, Guidelines, and Protocols For Working With Pet Behavior Problems

Instructors: Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., CAAB, CVJ and Daniel Estep, Ph.D., CAAB Whenever you agree to work with a pet behavior problem, you have to have a plan.  A plan should give you a structure for thinking about the behavior problem and a systematic guide for how to approach it and troubleshoot it if things don’t…

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Counter Conditioning & Desensitization: Is Everything Old New Again?

Instructors: Daniel Estep, Ph.D., CAAB and Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., CAAB with special guest contributor Ms. Lindsay Wood, M.A., ACAAB, Director of Animal Behavior and Training at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley Counter conditioning and desensitization are two of the mainstay, or “go to” behavior modification techniques used to resolve a variety of behavior problems…

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