Multisensory Enrichment for Shelter Dogs

Multisensory Enrichment for Shelter Dogs

Summary: 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.  I have worked in the animal industry for over 18 years. I currently work at the...
How to Talk About…

How to Talk About…

In this regular column, we ask animal behavior consultants how they approach some of the most common challenges in working with clients. This issue, we’re covering two subjects. Lisa Ackerman discusses her approach to working with a family where one or more members...
Pig behavior in videos on social media: Cute, but concerning

Pig behavior in videos on social media: Cute, but concerning

I’ve been working with companion pigs for years, and I find them endlessly fascinating. Pigs are still increasing in popularity as household pets after the “mini pig” craze started up about 30 years ago, in part because they make captivating video stars that people...
Cat Training Corner: Preparing for Bloodwork

Cat Training Corner: Preparing for Bloodwork

Periodically, bloodwork may be required as part of your cat’s annual exam and in times of illness.  Blood draws require the cat to be exposed to various novel stimuli that may result in anxiety.  Getting kitty accustomed to the technique, sights, sounds, and...