Puzzling Behavior Changes…. Could it Be Pain?

Instructor:  Dr. Jennifer K Rommel, DVM.  Faciliated by Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., CAAB and Dan Estep, Ph.D., CAAB We’ve all seen dogs and cats displaying behaviors that are hard to understand.  The cat or dog that is suddenly fearful of people, places or events that were previously easily tolerated.   Dogs that suddenly refuse to go on…

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Creating and Maintaining Healthy Relationships Among Family Dogs

Webinar Topic: “Creating and Maintaining Healthy Relationships Among Family Dogs” Presented by Dr. Suzanne Hetts, CAAB  and Dr. Dan Estep, CAAB Animal Behavior Associates, Inc. THE MULTI-MEDIA ACCESS TO THIS COURSE IS AVAILABLE ON DEMAND Description: In this webinar you’ll discover the essential pillars of healthy family dog relationships and how to avoid the most…

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How To Be An Expert Witness in Dog Bite Cases

Instructors: Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., CAAB, CVJ and Daniel Estep, Ph.D., CAAB On average, around 20 people each year are killed by dogs.  Thousands more are bitten in reported and unreported bites, many of them children.  While it is unlikely you’ll be asked to serve as an expert in a fatal or other highly publicized case…

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Bring Out Your Dog’s BEST Behavior in Five Easy Steps

No matter what you’ve tried before AND even if you think you have the worst behaved dog ever! Instructors:  Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., CAAB, CVJ and Dan Estep, Ph.D., CAAB For most of us our dogs are family members. And like other family members, even though we love them their behavior can sometimes be annoying and…

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Help for Home Alone Dogs

Instructors: Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., CAAB, CVJ and Daniel Estep, Ph.D., CAAB Virtually every dog kept as a companion is left home alone – some for more hours than they spend with their owners – yet few are correctly acclimated to the experience.  The result is all sorts of home alone problems and sometimes thousands of…

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What Dogs and Cats Really Want: How Stress Affects Behavior

Instructors: Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., CAAB, and Daniel Estep, Ph.D., CAAB Stress is a word that is used in all kinds of contexts from dogs that are ‘stressed’ when they can’t get a cookie they want, to dogs that are ‘stressed’ from being in a new training class, to cats that are ‘stressed’ from fighting with…

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How to Use The Scientific Method to Track and IMPROVE Your Behavior & Training Results

Instructors: Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., CAAB, CVJ and Daniel Estep, Ph.D., CAAB In recent years, there’s been a push to make dog training “science based”.  Yet the reality is that data about the effectiveness of training and behavior modification protocols are scarce.  As a busy trainer or behavior consultant just trying to help people with their…

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Canine Aggression to Non-Family Members

Instructors:  Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., CAAB, CVJ and Daniel Estep, Ph.D., CAAB No other canine behavior problem causes so much concern or attracts so much public attention as aggression to people. Communities struggle with how to keep people safe and at the same time allow dog owners to have their pets. Lawsuits are often brought by…

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Crates and Confinement for Behavior Management

Instructors:  Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., CAAB, CVJ, and Daniel Estep, Ph.D., CAAB Crates are often recommended to help house train dogs, prevent puppy destructiveness and to prevent or manage a variety of problems in older dogs. In some circles, crates are considered the central tool in the training and management of pet dogs. One rationale for…

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Feline Aggression to Other Cats

Instructors:  Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., CAAB, CVJ, and Daniel Estep, Ph.D., CAAB One of the most serious and difficult problems faced by cat owners is fighting among the animals. In some cases, it is aggression directed at non-family neighbor cats. In other cases it is fighting between family cats. In a few cases it may be…

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