General Dog Behavior Problems


Behavioral or Medical? Or both? March 2024

Do You Teach “Don’t Do That?” October 2023

Evaluate this Video! July 2023

The Bitey End of the Dog Podcast June 2023

Is Your Dog Doing Something You Don’t Like? Do Your Own Intake Interview! May 2023

Who ARE you? [Or, We Rarely Get the Dog We Think We Are Getting.] February 2023

Thanks, But That’s Enough! (How to Discourage Relentless Attention Seekers) November 2022

Don’t Bark Back! (How to Get Your Dog to Stop Barking.) November 2022

Autism in Dogs? August 2022

Do Privileges Affect Behavior? November 2021

Got Dogs? (As in, More Than One?) August 2021

The Evolution of Play–A Case Study with Skip and Maggie February 2021

Different place, different dog? October 2020

Luring, Prompting and Shaping August 2020

Love, but not Like? Like, but not Love? Feelings are Messy. June 2020

The Premack Principle to the Rescue May 2020

Preventing Separation Anxiety in the Time of Covid April 2020

Don’t Think About Red (or Touch Your Face). April 2020

Dog Parks: The Controversy, and Out of Africa Part II February 2020

Love Has No Age Limit–And nor do the stories of our first days with them! January 2020

Whale Eye. Nothing to Do with Whales. December 2019

Don’t Let the Chain Fool You July 2019

A Bark by Any Other Name . . . June 2019

Pica in Dogs–Or, Eaten Any Good Rocks Lately? October 2018

Barking. Please Stop. July 2017

Sleep Disturbance Case – Urgent February 2017

Dogs and Psychological Trauma February 2017

How to Do an Intake Interview – Part I, Part II December 2016

Tired Dog? Good. Overtired Dog?…Not so Good. October 2016

Free to a Good Home (Booklets, Not Dogs!) September 2016

Adopting Littermates… Don’t  September 2014

New Thoughts on Barking  July 2014

When to Intervene in Dog-Dog Interactions  May 2014

Confrontational Techniques Elicit Aggression  May 2013

Treatment Plans for Behavioral Regressions  Part I, Part II  December 2011

All “Incompatible Behaviors” are Not Equal  Part I, Part II  December 2009

Please Believe Me! Trouble is Brewing!  Part I, Part II  November 2009

Behavior Modification vs. Management  July 2009

Who Should Treat Behavior Problems in Dogs & Cats?  July 2009

Are Behavioral Problems Medical Problems?  June 2009



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Training Your Dog

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Behavior & Health

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Behavior Problems

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