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

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