Christine Hibbard, CPDT-KA and Anna Baxter, LVT Do you dread trips to the veterinarian with your dog or cat? Do you wonder if the veterinarians and vet techs dread your visit as much as you do? The veterinary staff needs to be able to perform thorough examinations, provide treatments and perform procedures. How can they… [Read More]
Catapalooza at Seattle Humane Society
Christine Hibbard, CTC, CPDT-KA 13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98005 The Seattle Humane Society is conducting the 6th annual Catapalooza event in the Factoria neighborhood of Bellevue, Washington on August 13th and 14th. We’re excited to be participating again this year along with other cat behavior professionals. If you’re interested in cat behavior, speakers… [Read More]
Work It Kitty!
Katherine Ayres, PhD The work-to-eat movement has grown steadily in zoos and is really starting to take hold for companion animal owners as well. For those who are not familiar with work-to-eat, the theory behind it is that cats and dogs evolved as predators and predator/scavengers respectively and should not eat food in a bowl… [Read More]
Don’t Touch Me There!
Louisa Beal, DVM Mario, a West Highland White Terrier had snapped at a two year old girl. If Mario couldn’t be trusted around children, his owners would have to get rid of him. The knee jerk response to this would be to try to modify the behavior of the dog. Mario’s behavior is definitely unacceptable. … [Read More]
What Do I Do Now? Conflict Behavior in Cats and Dogs
Jim Ha, PhD, CAAB Some time ago, I wrote an article titled Pass It On, Redirected Aggression in Cats and Dogs. In that article, I wrote: “Redirection of a behavior is one of three forms of conflict behavior seen in animals, and humans. The other two forms of conflict behavior are “approach-withdraw” and “displacement behavior,”… [Read More]