Posts in category "Decoding Your Dog"

Dog Doesn't Trust My Husband

Dog Doesn't Trust My Husband
Q: My husband and I adopted a 4-year-old Sheltie from a shelter. The dog was surrendered because he didn’t get along with the other dog in the home. Our problem is, Jordy doesn’t trust my husband. He backs away from him, even though my husband is mellow and gentle. He’s the one who takes Jordy... Read more »

Anxious Pets 101 with Dr. Gary Landsberg

Anxious Pets 101 with Dr. Gary Landsberg
High anxiety is the cause of many behavior problems of dogs and cats, according to veterinary behaviorist Dr. Gary Landsberg, who is a contributor to a book authored by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, “Decoding Your Dog,” (which I co-edited with Dr. Debra Horwitz and Dr. John Ciribassi). Listen HERE to my conversation about... Read more »

Pet Behavior, Don't Be Afraid To Talk About It

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Behavior issues are the number one cause of pets being relinquished to shelters. Dr. Kate Crumley, immediate president of the American Animal Hospital Association says that clients are sometimes too embarrassed to bring up behavior problems, or feel that it makes them look like ‘bad’ pet owners. Others just don’t believe their veterinarian is interested. When... Read more »
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Pet Behavior Problems

Pet Behavior Problems
Anytime you note a change in behavior in your dog or cat, contact your veterinarian. It’s my mantra these days. And I’m not alone, Dr. Kate Crumley, president of the American Animal Hospital Association agrees. Listen HERE as Dr. Crumley explains on nationally syndicated Steve Dale’s Pet World  that you should always think about any changes... Read more »

Dog Behavior Questions Answered: Decoding Your Dog

Dog Behavior Questions Answered: Decoding Your Dog
Your dog behavior questions are answered by veterinary behaviorist Dr. Valarie Tynes of Sweetwater, TX, a contributing author of Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Behaviors (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, NY, 2014),. This is the first ever book authored by members of the... Read more »

Puppy 101

Puppy 101
Set your puppy up for psychological success. Listen HERE from Steve Dale’s Pet World with real world tips from veterinary behaviorist Dr. Lore Haug. Early socialization Teaching puppies that being handled by other is acceptable, even playing ‘doctor’ with your dog Visiting veterinary offices just for fun and cookies Puppy classes Haug is a contributing author... Read more »
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How Do Dogs Think?

How Do Dogs Think?
Q: I’ve read your column for many years, and I’m wondering if you’ve written anything else, say a book, that might help me understand how my three dogs think? If so, where can I buy it? — P.F., Winchester, KY A: For starters, you’ve given me a reason to promote my two current books, both... Read more »

Victoria Stilwell on Shock Collars

Victoria Stilwell on Shock Collars
Victoria Stilwell speaks her mind, one of the reasons why I love her. of course, you know her from “Its Me or the Dog” on Animal Planet. Stilwell offers her take on Schaumburg’s program of loaning ‘bark collars,’ to dog owners who have a dog that barks in the backyard. She calls this idea ‘the stupidest thing... Read more »

Dog Behavior Questions, Answered by Dr. Melissa Bain

Dog Behavior Questions, Answered by Dr. Melissa Bain
These reader questions were answered by veterinary behaviorist Dr. Melissa Bain, Associate Professor of Clinical Animal Behavior at the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Bain is a contributing author to “Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones,” authored by various members... Read more »
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"Decoding Your Dog:" Behavior Advice From Experts

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“Decoding Your Dog,” - the book I co-edited with Dr. Debra Horwitz and Dr. John Ciribassi, and authored by members of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists explains usual and unusual dog behaviors, both. When it comes to barking at other dogs, veterinary behaviorist Dr. Lisa Radosta says patience and persistence are key. And what... Read more »