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


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 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...

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 |...