Enrichment Involving Human Interaction Saves Lives

The transition into an animal shelter is a stressful event for an animal, regardless of their previous life circumstances. Stress is linked to many difficulties, including failing to pass a...

By Regina Willen, MS, CDBC, ACAAB

Simple Solutions for Common Behavior Issues in Shelters

While an effective and ethical approach to more severe behavior issues in shelter dogs is an important topic that merits discussion, the focus of this article will be on the...

By Emily Strong, CPBC, CPBT-KA, CDBC, SBA

When Extra Sweet Turns Sour: Supporting Cats with Behavior Changes Related to Feline Diabetes

Diabetes in cats is not uncommon, and can be managed with the appropriate veterinary care. There are, however, often some challenging behaviors that accompany a cat's experience of the symptoms...

By T Hamboyan Harrison, CCBC, ACSB-C, FFCP

Testing the Temperament of Dogs Housed in Animal Shelters

An overview of available research on some of the temperament tests currently used as first-line intake evaluations for dogs in a shelter, why these tests are used at all, and...

By John Reilly, MS, CBCC-KA

The Ethics of Using Dominance-Based Training Within the Equine Leisure Industry: Part 1

The first of a three-part series examining the ethics of dominance-based training techniques like "Natural Horsemanship." This part looks at the prevalence of these techniques and delves into some of...

By Alice Campbell, MSc, BSc, CEBC

The Effects of Saddle Fit on Horse Behaviour: Insights from Infrared Thermography

Infrared thermography is a relatively new technology that can be used alongside behavioral observation to determine whether a horse is likely to be experiencing pain. It it particularly well-suited to...

By Joanna Lepiarczyk

Gentle Yoga for Gentle Dog Trainers

Dog training is hard, mentally and physically taxing work for the dog as well as for their human trainers. In essence, dog training is stressful. Successful dog trainers require both...

By Eve M. Riley, PhD, KPA-CTP, RYT200

Issue 28 Table of Contents

Issue 28 of The IAABC Foundation Journal, with articles from across the world of animal training and behavior consulting.

One Dog at a Time: Enriching the Emotional Lives of Shelter Dogs

The animal sheltering world is an emotional one for all stakeholders: the animals who live with the stress of an imperfect and unpredictable environment; a shelter organization that is constantly...

By Dr. Nee Kang, PhD, CDBC, Elisa Ang, and Jaipal Singh Gill

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