#BehaviorModification #AlphaDog Animal abuse can come in numerous forms. Sometimes it even comes in the form of owners wanting to utilize faulty positive behavior modification techniques. Dr. Yin showed that aggressive "alpha dog" techniques can actually make your animal's behavior permanently worse instead of temporarily better. As with the fly and honey, animals will usually respond more positively to love and low stress handling techniques versus fear and aggression. What techniques do you prefer? Link
When a #dog is reactive, does that mean he's aggressive? People sometimes use the terms interchangeably but they aren't the same. Trainer Sassafras Lowrey writes about her experience writing on her reactive dog, Charlotte. Link
#Remembering #DrSophiaYin In the early morning hours of September 28, 2014, the world lost a #superstar in the world of animal behavior and veterinary medicine. Today we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Sophia Yin and her incredible contributions to the #LowStressHandling of all animals. "What is a legacy? A legacy is when you make a difference, you matter forever ... Dr. Sophia Yin will matter forever." (Steve Dale, Oct. 2, 2104). How will Dr. Sophia Yin's legacy live on in you?
#WVC There were a lot of great, new things we saw at WVC in March – look for a blog post on it later! – but we also had a controversy at Western Veterinary Conference this year. Cesar Millan was a celebrity guest for one of the companies. Dr. Foote discusses what happened. Link
#Dogs #behavior You’ve been gone on a trip and your faithful dog is overjoyed to see you. How do you greet him? It seems how you greet your dog after leaving has an impact. Link