Introducing a New Horse to a Group

Earlier this summer I purchased a new horse. Before bringing him to our farm, I gave a lot of thought to how I would introduce him to the five equines...

By Jane Jackson, KPA-CTP

Successfully Handling Transitions in Shelters

Animal shelters and rescues often struggle with resources. The ability to adapt to change is just as important as community and staff support....

By Amy Schindler, CPDT-KA, SBA

A Perfect Human-Animal Bond Storm

Although many items appear on my list of enjoyable activities, reading mysteries remains a lifelong favorite. This ongoing exploration of the who, what, where, when, how, and why of hundreds...

By Myrna Milani, DVM

Feline Foraging Toys: How to Implement, Motivate, and Stage the Difficulty Level

Having cats work for their food, just as they would if they were living outdoors is, in my opinion, one of the most overlooked forms of environmental enrichment for indoor...

By Ingrid Johnson, CCBC

Career Paths: Stephanie Edlund

Animal behavior consultants come from all walks of life. One of the most common questions IAABC gets is about how to get started working with pets and their people. The...

By IAABC Editing Team

The Internet, Exercise, and Parrots

On the Internet, you may come across all manner of fun, interesting, and sometimes zany things that parrots can do. In the vastness of the Internet, we must bring with...

By Robin Horemans, KPA-CTP

Cat Training Corner

This column highlights some of the great training you and your cat can do together. We’ll start with how to train a foundational behavior, and build up to showing off...

By IAABC Editing Team

The Cognitive Revolution and Everyday Dog Training: Cognitively Modified Counterconditioning™

Like many dog training professionals, I have frequently used counterconditioning as a behavior modification technique. It is important to note, however, that all behavior in human as well as non-human...

By Laura Donaldson, PhD, CDBC, KPA-CTP

Behavior Consulting for Reptiles

My work as a behaviour consultant for reptiles began with a love of weird and wonderful creatures. I got my first lizard, an iguana called Dexter, when I was 16...

By IAABC Editing Team

How to Run Facebook Ads to Grow Your Animal Consulting Business

Facebook ads have become very popular in the animal training industry.

By Ines McNeil, CPDT-KA

Riggins and Wallace – A Tale of Two Pitties

A behavior case study with video: Implementing a co-operative training strategy to help two pit bulls, Riggins and Wallace, leave their history of aggression behind, and live together in harmony.

By Erika Lessa, CDBC, CPDT-KA


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...