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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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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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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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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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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