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
Action or Angst? Guilt is a lousy treatment plan for behavioral problems
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