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What’s Been Happening in Behavior Education Network:

Join BEN’s Facebook group for stimulating discussion!!.  Members bring questions about difficult cases, we discuss feedback from BEN’s webinars and Biscuits, current events important to our field and MUCH more! All in a polite, respectful environment.

November 2018

Our Biscuit series for November is “Four Personal Policies To Manage Your Behavior Cases More Successfully and With Less Stress!”.

CAAB Chat this month is a report on the “Progressive Equine Behavior and Training Forum” which took place this past February. Even if you don’t work with horses, learning what came out of this forum broadens our perspective on the dog training field.

In our monthly webinar “How Do Early Experiences Affect The Well Being Of Animals?”, we’ll review the literature on early experiences and behavior with an eye towards how they affect well-being throughout life.

October 2018

The Biscuit series for the month is “BEN Resources on Aggression: Valuable Resources on a Complex Topic”. Click on the title to see the series and keep an eye out each Tuesday for the Biscuit article that will be delivered to your inbox.

“Environmental Enrichment for cats: Implementation and owner attitudes” is our CAAB Chat topic this month with guest chatters Dr. Mikel Delgado, CAAB and Dr. Jessica Lockhart, CAAB.

With this months webinar we’ll get an inside look at “The Best of Las Vegas:  Report on the 2018 Clinical Animal Behavior Conference”.

September 2018

The Biscuit series for the month is “Operationally Defining Common Labels For Dog Behavior”.   What does it mean when you or a client says a dog is stubborn, confident, smart, or dominant?  Those are the labels we will attempt to define in this Biscuit series.

This month’s webinar is Part II of  ” How to Do Court Ordered Evaluations”.

CAAB Chats topic is “Rehabilitating Horses with Aversions to Healthcare and Handling Procedures”.

August 2018

The Biscuit series for the month is “Four Ways To Improve Your Customer Service: Lessons From Our Move”.

This month’s webinar is ” How to Do Court Ordered Evaluations”.

CAAB Chats return from a 2 month summer break for “What We Learned At The Animal Behavior Society’s Conference That YOU Need to Know!” 

July 2018

This month’s webinar is  Part II of “Social Learning in Dogs: Teasing Apart Stimulus Enhancement, REAL Imitation and Social Facilitation”.

We’re revisiting some oldies but goodies with “The Best of the Biscuits” series this month.

CAAB Chats is on summer vacation June and July.

June 2018

The Biscuit series for the month is “What rats and mice can teach us about dogs and cats and horses and parrots.” There’s a lot more there than you might think.

This month’s webinar is “Social Learning in Dogs: Teasing Apart Stimulus Enhancement, REAL Imitation and Social Facilitation Part I”.

The Science Article Review for June follows up on one of our Biscuits and asks “Can Dog Laughter Reduce Stress in Shelter Dogs?” 

CAAB Chats is on summer vacation June and July.

MAY 2018

Our CAABChat for this month with guest chatter Dr. Lisa Gunter is “Identifying Behavioral Indicators of Welfare Using A Converging Evidence Model of Health, Physiological, & Cognitive Data”. Click on the title for full description and register for the live chat.

This month’s webinar is “How To Tell Owners What They Don’t Want To Hear: Facilitating Client Communication In Aggression Cases”  Click on the title for a description and to register.

The Biscuit series for this month is “Five “Must-Have” Skills If You Work With Aggression Problems”

April 2018

The webinar for this month is Everything You Need To Teach Preparing Your Dog For Baby Classes.   The Biscuit topic for the month was Dog Bite Prevention: Whose Responsibility Is It?.   For the CAABChat this month we welcomed Dr. Erica Feuerbacher to talk about her research on Evaluating the Effectiveness of Reinforcement Delivery  

March 2018

This month’s webinar Part II of “Estranged From Science?  Concepts and Terms That Have Taken On Lives of Their Own.”  The Science Review Article for the month is  Dog Training Science: A Review of 10 Articles.  The CAAB Chat was How To Get Your Hands on a Hands Off Cat, with guests Adi Hovav and Dr. Jessica Lockhart, CAAB.  Our Biscuit series was Four Behavior Characteristics of Cats You Need To Know About. 

February 2018

The webinar for this month was “Estranged From Science?  Concepts and Terms That Have Taken On Lives of Their Own”, Part I.   The Biscuit topic for the month was Four Proven Strategies for Successful Conversations And Getting People On Board with Behavior Change.   The CAABChat this month was a special one about mentoring where the replay is available for FREE to everyone. “Recognizing the People Who Helped Get Us Where We Are”  The Science Review Article for the month asks the question “Do Dogs Prefer Food over Petting as Reinforcers?”

January 2018

The CAABChat for the month is “Dogs, Fruit Flies, Behavior Genetics and The Nobel Prize” with guests Dr. Steve Zawistowski and Dr. Jessika Hekman.  The Biscuit Topic for the month is “Don’t Let the Job Get To You: Strategies For Staying Behaviorally Healthy”.  The webinar topic for the month is Resolving On-Leash Problems: Two Case Histories” .  Our Science Article Review for the month is actually reviews of 4 science articles dealing with coprophasia in dogs, AND an overall analysis of these articles and the state of knowledge about this behavior.

December 2017

The CAABChat for the month is Rants and Raves of 2017 with guests Dr. Patricia McConnell, Dr. Kristina Spaulding and Ms. Nancy Williams.  The Biscuit Topic for the month is Four Things To Know About Fear Free Pets.  The webinar topic for the month is Leash Encounters of What Kind?: Reactivity, Aggression, or Something Else? – Part II 

November 2017

The CAABChat for the month is Walking the Terminology Tightrope with guests Dr. Ellen Lindell and Dr. Megan Maxwell.  The Biscuit Topic for the month is Four Under Utilized Sources of Income.  The webinar topic for the month is Leash Encounters of What Kind?: Reactivity, Aggression, or Something Else?  

October 2017

 

Our webinar for the month was “Creating and Managing Safe Relations Between Dogs and Children” Find out the latest thinking about this important topic. The reviewed science article this month asks the question “Can Body Posture Predict a Dog’s Learned Performance?”  The BEN Biscuit series this month is a bit different – we did Audio Biscuits!  The topic is Four Sacred Cows in Dog Training and Why They Shouldn’t Be.  The CAABChat was “Intriguing Papers from the Canine Science Conference 2017“.

September 2017

 

The Pro Members webinar for the month is Part II of “The Scientific Guide to Reducing Fear in Pets’ Lives and Enhancing Their Quality of Life”  The Biscuit Series is “Four Ways Trainers Can Help Pets Be Happy.”  This month’s reviewed science article addresses the question “How Do Dogs Respond to the Visual, Auditory, and Olfactory Cues of Cats?”

August 2017

 

This month’s Biscuit series is “Musings from Two Animal Behaviorists”. Although the Biscuits don’t really seem to have a common theme, what ties them together is the practical nature of each of the subjects.  The BEN Pro Member webinar is “The Scientific Guide to Reducing Fear in Pets’ Lives and Enhancing Their Quality of Life”  The Science Article for Review and Analysis asks the question “Can Pressure Vests Reduce Fear in Noise Phobic Dogs?” It goes along with this month’s Pro Member webinar.

 

 And that’s just a small sampling of what happens in the Behavior Education Network!