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On Your Best Behavior

How to Help Dogs That Are Aggressive During Leash Walking

Walking dogs can be one of the joys of pet ownership, with benefits for both people and dogs. Unfortunately, too many dog owners are unable to take their dogs for walks due to unwanted behaviors while on a leash, including barking, pulling, jumping, growling, and attempting to bite people and other dogs.

Moving Beyond “Leader of the Pack”

Being the alpha: The belief that dogs must see us through a filter of dominance and subordination sets us up for an adversarial relationship with man’s best friend.

The Use of Medications in Canine Behavior Therapy

Behavioral medications can make a significant difference in the management of a variety of problems. Most important, they can help facilitate a positive outcome in otherwise complicated behavior cases.

Behavioral medications can make a significant difference in the management of a variety of problems. Most important, they can help facilitate a positive outcome in otherwise complicated behavior cases.

Noise and Storm Phobias and Anxiety in Dogs

Anxiety and fearful behavior are common in canine patients, and often manifest as storm and noise phobias. Depending on presentation, treatment can be straightforward or complex and challenging.

Anxiety and fearful behavior are common in canine patients, and often manifest as storm and noise phobias. Depending on presentation, treatment can be straightforward or complex and challenging.

The 10 Commandments of Cat Management

The management of multi-cat households requires attention to the art of feline care. The considerations are organized into 10 Commandments that cover space layout, intra-cat behavioral considerations, food distribution, water sources, play opportunities, litter boxes, resting places, scratching opportunities, urine marking, and outside areas. When managing multicat households, I like to organize the art of …

Dog as a Second Language: A Primer for Humans

While humans recognize overt happiness or fear in their canine companions, dogs use a more subtle language to communicate with other dogs and us. By watching, we can become more fluent in their rich vocabulary.

Taboo is a small, male Chihuahua mix, with an unknown background, recently adopted from a rescue group. His new owners are generally pleased with his behavior except for one thing: when Taboo is out in the fenced yard and called, he runs toward his owners but quickly slows to a walk, then stops. If they …

Canine Separation Anxiety

Maya is a young adult German shepherd mix with a fulfilling life. Along with Sally, her single and self-employed “parent,” Maya hikes daily and spends much of her time resting on the couch while Sally works at the computer. When Maya is left alone, however, the situation shifts from peace to pandemonium. During a recent …

Diagnosis and Management of Feline Urine Marking

Although urine spraying is typical in sexually intact cats, approximately 10% of neutered males and 5% of ovariohysterectomized females urine spray.1 Inappropriate urination of all types—toileting behavior as well as marking—is the most common behavior problem encountered in cats. Although statistics of lifetime occurrence are not known, it is likely that a significant percentage of pet …

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