Issue 27 Table of Contents

The IAABC Foundation Journal issue 27, with articles and case studies from across the world of animal training, sheltering, and behavior consulting.

Helping Dogs and Their People Be More Active, Together!

Exercise is important for dogs and humans, but the research on this topic can be confusing and seem contradictory. This article reviews the benefits of physical activity for dogs and...

By Dr. Jenny Bond, PhD

Recognising Signs of Pain in Horses: A Checklist for Horse Owners and Caregivers

A template for an observation-based record can equip a horse owner or caregiver with the tools to monitor their horse during standard non-ridden activities and could help to identify behavioural...

By Sarah Johnson

Environmental Considerations When Treating Feline Osteoarthritis

Our friendly feline companions are starting to live longer lives, and with longevity comes inevitable aging woes, such as feline osteoarthritis (OA, or shortened to ‘arthritis’). Animal care professionals (ACPs)...

By Morgan Redell

Case Study: Excessive Vocalization in a Cat

A case of a cat who vocalized day and night in the presence of her preferred human companion, across a wide variety of contexts — including if her guardian tried...

By Kate Luse, CCBC

Unrealistic Breed Expectations: Approaching Breed-Based Conversations with Clients amid Paradigm Shifts

Summary: The effect a dog’s breed has on their behavior is partially determined by their genes, partially by their early puppyhood environment, and partially by their owner’s expectations of how...

By Samantha Robinson-Adams

Multisensory Enrichment for Shelter Dogs

Originally published in Issue 3 of The IAABC Foundation Journal, this article focuses on practical, creative, low-cost ways to provide multi-sensory enrichment to sheltered dogs. 

By Mik Moeller

Mentoring in Animal Behavior — What Makes a Successful Mentor-Mentee Relationship?

Over the years that I have been running Wagging School I have taken on instructors to assist me, and have taught them science-based principles along with my particular take on...

By Kaye Hargreaves

Formal Assessment Tools for Dog Behavior Consultants

Dog training and behavior consulting have traditionally relied on informal assessment methods, primarily observation, for determining baseline behaviors and progress toward goals. Observational methods remain the most commonly used method...

By Elisheba Fay


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 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...

Issue 23

Issue 23 | February 2022


Consent Behaviors for Veterinary Procedures | Covid Detection Dog Research update | Equine Advocacy | Eco-friendly Choices for Cats | Neurobiology of Snake Enrichment | Welfare For Captive Fish |...