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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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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