What is The IAABC Foundation? How is it Different From IAABC?

The IAABC Foundation is a new, non-profit charity with the mission of bringing education, events, and community science to both IAABC members and the public alike.The IAABC and the Foundation...

Building Resilience Through Rapport with Recovery Markers

Behavior professionals and their clients can help animals recover more quickly after a stressful or startling event with intentionally trained "recovery markers." These cues communicate to an animal that something...


Applying a Social Justice and Trauma-informed Lens to Animal Welfare Considerations

A deeper understanding the role of trauma, and the way that experiences of marginalization contribute to trauma, has lead to some paradigmatic shifts in human psychology. Trauma-informed thinking and social...

By Heather White, LMSW

Behavioural Care of the Elderly Farm Dog Retired (or Not) from Work

After their working careers are over, senior farm dogs are still a vital part of the life of the farm. They're role models for puppies learning on the job, as...

By Pat Tagg M.Sc, CABC

Horse & Halo: Caring for Horses at the End of Their Owners’ Lives

Horse & Halo is a facility that boards horses on behalf of individuals who currently suffer or have died from cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. These are horse folks of...

By Mandie Stuhan

Case Study: Human-directed Aggression in a Horse

A horse who showed signs of aggression towards humans and other horses becomes worse when corrected with physical punishment and natural horsemanship techniques. As a result, he's placed in a...

By Trudi Dempsey, CHBC

Case Study: Barney — Human-directed Aggression in a Cat

As a kitten, Barney's aggressive behavior was ignored by his family, hoping that Barney would grow out of it. A few years later, when Barney's family bring home a new...

By Emily Carl, CCBC CPDT-KA

Chicken Enrichment

Providing enrichment to our dogs and cats is becoming a common practice for most pet owners. However, all animals can benefit from enrichment, including our feathered friends! Backyard chickens are...

By Blaze Fulbrook

Deaf dogs: A Unique Communication

Training deaf dogs can be accomplished with the use of gestures and some creativity. Hand signals as well as facial gestures can be successfully used to train a deaf dog....

By Carolina Jardim

Why a Multidisciplinary Approach to Animal Behavior Research Is Critical

Learning is a science. Behavior is a science. As professionals in the industry, it is important that we understand how and why systems and protocols work and why the animals...


Case Study: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Abbie? Using Target Training to Resolve Fear Aggression in an Unsocialized Cat

Before I even brought her home from Frederick County Animal Control in Frederick, Maryland, to foster for PetConnect Rescue, I knew that socializing Abbie was going to be a challenge....

By Kate Luse, CCBC


Issue 29

Issue 29 | February 2024


Trauma-informed approaches to community support | Equine obesity | Shelter cats go to college | Why thinking outside the box matters | Training and behavioral euthanasia, and more....

Issue 28

Issue 28 | October 2023


Gentle Yoga for Dog Trainers | A Multi-part Series on Ethics and Horsemanship | Helping Diabetic Cats With Behavior Challenges | IR Thermography and Saddle Fit, and more...

Issue 27

Issue 27 | June 2023


Helping dogs and their people be more active together, how to talk to clients who have unrealistic breed-based expectations, a case of feline excessive vocalization, templates for observing pain in...

Issue 26

Issue 26 | February 2023


Training for Resilience | Clicker Training Through a Cat's End-of-life | Running Successful Adoption Days | Volunteer Retention in Shelters | Horse Training Methodologies, and more...

Issue 25

Issue 25 | October 2022


The Equine Gut Microbiome | Sudden-Onset Aggression in Cats | When to Stay Involved in Medical Cases | Setting SMARTER Goals for your Clients | Detection Dog Literature Review, and...

Issue 24

Issue 24 | June 2022


What the Lacey Act Amendment means for parrot keeping | A novel method for rearing orphaned donkey foals | Dog, cat, shelter, and horse behavior case studies | An in-depth...