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What’s Been Happening in Behavior Education Network:
BEN now has its own Facebook group. We’ve discussed conditioned emotional responses and can they be put "on cue", a dog "guarding" the child in the family (or not), what to do when differences between you and local shelters crop up, and more issues presented as behavior problems that may not be, and MUCH more!
November: This month’s CAAB Chat is" Appearances Can Be Deceiving: Are You Forgetting Behavior Changes Are the Most Common Symptom of Disease and Illness?" with guest Chatters Dr. Sue McDonnell and Dr. Alice Moon-Fanelli. Biscuit and Webinar topics TBD.
October: This month’s CAAB Chat is "Environmental Enrichment: What’s Enriching, What’s Not and How Can We Tell", with guest Chatters Dr. Kat Miller and Ms. Melissa Nelson-Slater. The Pro Webinar is "The Best Laid Plans" – what to do when behavior and training cases don’t as planned. We are privileged to welcome Dr. Susan Cohen, the former Director of Counseling Services at the Animal Medical Center in NYC and now of www.PetDecisions.com for the 2nd session of this series, discussing how to talk to clients and how to deal with your own "stuff". The Biscuit series is "How to Respectfully and Professionally Counter Bad Advice Pet Owners Receive from Other Sources.
September: The month’s Pro webinar is "The Intelligence of Dogs and Other Critters". New scientific information about the dog’s cognitive abilities is accompanied by unscientific claims and sensationalism about canine intelligence. So what do we really know about intelligence in dogs, or other species for that matter? Is studying intelligence the same thing as studying the cognitive abilities of dogs and other animals? You’ll learn this and MORE! The Biscuit series for September is "The Importance of Play With Dogs: What Owners Should Know". This month’s CAAB Chat is "Current Events and Sacred Cows" with guest Chatters Dr. Jessica Lockhart and Ms. Nancy Williams
August: The months’ Pro webinar is "Ask The Behaviorist", your chance to ask burning questions and get medium-rare answers. The Biscuit for the month is "Four Fallacies About Prey Drive". We’ll talk about what those fallacies are and why the concept just won’t die.
July: The Pro member Webinar this month is "Counter Conditioning and Desensitization: Is Everything Old New Again?" This webinar is also available for purchase by non-members from PetProWebinars.com
The Biscuit topic this month is "Tips and Resources for Summer Travel With Your Pet" – articles for pet owners that members can use on their blogs, websites, or as client handouts.
The CAABChat topic is "Practicalities and Protocols for Safe Relationships Between Children and Dogs". Live CAABChats are free to everyone, but only BEN members have access to the replays at no cost.
And that’s just a small sampling of what happens in the Behavior Education Network!
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