How To Do Court Ordered Evaluations

More and more communities are taking a progressive, or individual approach, when dealing with dogs that bite or threaten people.  Rather than taking a “one size fits all” approach, the courts are ordering these dogs to be professionally evaluated, and using those individual assessments to help decide what consequences both dogs and owners will face.…

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Everything You Need To Teach ’Prepare Your Dog For Your Baby’ Classes

Pet parents contact you when they have problems with their pets.  We know, as you do, that when we delve into the “why” of these unwanted behaviors, we frequently wish people would have called us sooner.  Not only earlier in the course of the development of the problem, but ideally before the problem even existed.…

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Professional Tactics for Increasing Veterinary Referrals

During the 30 years we’ve had a successful behavior consulting practice, our most important source of referrals was from veterinarians.  Why? Veterinarians are the ONLY pet professional new puppy owners MUST see multiple times while that puppy is growing up.  AND the veterinarian’ is the first, or certainly an early stop, for most people who…

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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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The Science of Socialization As Compared to the Stories We’ve Been Told

Instructors:  Dan Estep, Ph.D. and Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists Much has been written about the importance of socializing our dogs and cats.  But what is socialization, exactly?  Is it a process?  Is it an outcome?  Both?  Something else as well? What sorts of experiences are required to “socialize” a dog or cat…

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How to Resolve Housesoiling Problems

Instructors: Daniel Estep, Ph.D., CAAB and Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., CAAB Housesoiling behavior is among the most common of problems for dog owners.  At one time or another almost all owners have to deal with it, even if it’s just when housetraining a puppy.  And ongoing soiling is one of the main behavior reasons why dogs lose…

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Do Dogs Really Prefer Their Owners Over Food – Let’s See What the Science Really Says

Instructors: Daniel Estep, Ph.D., CAAB and Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., CAAB A recent study that related brain activity in dogs to preferences for food or praise has generated a lot of discussion.  For example, one news report of the study says: “We always knew it! Scientists at Emory University in Atlanta GA recently proved that most dogs prefer their…

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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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How To Write Professional Behavior Reports

…in LESS Time That Provide MORE Benefits to Readers and Enhance Your Reputation Instructors: Dr. Suzanne Hetts and Dr. Dan Estep, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists The class is available ON DEMAND. Do you send written reports to veterinarians and others who have referred clients to you for help with their pet’s behavior? What do you…

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How To Take Behavioral Histories and Increase Your Consulting Success

Instructors:  Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., and Daniel Estep, Ph.D., Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists   Click HERE to go to the Course Page with replays and course materials.  This link will take you to a “Not Registered” page if you have not purchased the course. Barking.   Aggression.    Fear.     Elimination.    Urine marking.    Destructive behavior.    …

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