Don’t Bark Back! (How to Get Your Dog to Stop Barking.) November 2022
What are Your Dog’s Nicknames, and Why? April 2022
Dogs, Cats and Music. Ready to be Surprised? December 2021
Working on Sound, or, Making Better Noises April 2021
Teaching the “Emergency Stop” (or “Flying Lie Down”) March 2021
Maggie! Chester! Princess! (Now That We Have Your Attention, Please Read Our Minds) October 2020
Teaching Dogs to Talk? November 2019
The Poetry of Nick Names November 2019
Ready or Not . . . October 2019
Communication, Plus and Minus. August 2019
A Bark by Any Other Name . . . June 2019
Lost in Translation? Facebook Livestream Thursday 6:30 CST November 2018
Quiet, Please September 2018
It’s How You Say It February 2018
Canine Behavior and Acoustics in Shelters and Kennels September 2013
New Research on Dogs and Music January 2013
Repeating Cues: Information or Affect? March 2012
Is Silence Golden? February 2012
Are Clicks Better Markers than Words? July 2010
What the Dog Knew February 2010
What do Words Mean to Dogs February 2010
What do Barks Mean? August 2009
Alex and Me, Animal Communication November 2008
Never Repeat a Command August 2008
Visual Signals Before Acoustic? August 2008
The Power of “Woof” June 2010
Three Things to Consider About Your Shelter’s Soundscape
Three Strategies to Decrease Barking in Your Shelter
Walking the Talk: What do dogs understand and how do they understand it?
Tale of Two Species – Bridging the Communication Gap
Behavior Interruptus: Good habits make good dogs–teach them early
Here’s the good news: It’s fun to train your dog! Here’s the bad news: You have to learn how. More good news: It’s not hard to learn. . . and this is a great place to get started.
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—Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals in Translation.