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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!

March 2016

The  CAABChat “More Options for Food Guarding Dogs in Shelters.” They will present pilot data from a new study of outcomes for shelters that adopt out food guarding dogs.

The Pro Member Webinar for the month is the second session of last month’s Important Ethological Concepts for Pet Professionals II,”.

The Biscuit Series for the month takes on Post Traumatic Stress in Animals.  What is it, How would we know it if we saw it, Is it a helpful idea, and How to help animals with long-lasting fears.

February 2016

This month’s Pro Member Webinar is “Essential Concepts in Canine Ethology”

The CAAB Chat is “Nothing Stays the Same – Or Does It?” with guest Chatter Ms. Kathy Sdao, M.S., ACAAB of Bright Spot Dog Training

This month’s Biscuit is  “Four Things You Probably Don’t Know About Stress in Animals”

January 2016

This month’s Pro Member Webinar is the second session of “So What Does it Mean to Be Scientific or Science Based?”

The CAAB Chat is “The Cat Socialization Continuum” with guest Chatter Dr. Margaret Slater, Senior Director of Veterinary Epidemiology at the ASPCA

This month’s Biscuit is “Logical Fallacies That Prevent Critical Thinking”

We announce our new, limited offer Advanced GOLD Behavior Coaching Program, starting date is February 2016

December 2015

This month’s Pro Member Webinar is “So What Does it Mean to Be Scientific or Science Based?”

There is no CAABChat for the month.

This month’s Biscuit is So What’s Your Success Rate?  which includes five articles on how success might be measured.

November 2015

This month’s Pro Member Webinar is “The Ins and Outs of Working with Shelters and Rescues”

Our CAABChat for the month is “It’s Your Turn – Ask the Behaviorists Q&A”? Join us for your chance to ask the questions of your choice.

This month’s Biscuit is “What’s Normal, What’s Not, What’s Acceptable, What’s Not”.  We examine the criteria for normal, abnormal, acceptable and unacceptable behaviors, along with related terms such as pathological and maladaptive.

October 2015

This month’s Pro Member Webinar is in two parts and is for September and October. The topic for the month is “Dog Aggression To Family Members,” and addresses all the parts of working with this complicated behavior problem.

Our CAABChat for the month is “Pampered Pets or Stressed Out, Over Burdened Companions”? Join fellow Chatters Dr. Amy Marder, Dr. Trisha McConnell and Dr. Steve Zawistowski on October 28th.

This month’s Biscuit is Four Mis-interpretations of Dog Behavior beginning with a new look at that always favorite topic of social dominance.

 

September 2015

This month’s Pro Member Webinar is in two parts and is for September and October. The topic for the month is “Dog Aggression To Family Members,” and addresses all the parts of working with this complicated behavior problem.

Our CAABChat for the month is  “Puppy Classes – Getting From Good To Great and Avoiding The Bad,” With Guest Chatters, Mary Huntsberry, MA, ACAAB and Carmen LeBlanc, MS, CPDT, ACAAB.

This month’s Biscuit Series is “Five Things To Attend To When Doing Counter Conditioning”.

August 2015

The Biscuit series for the month is “Logical Fallacies in Understanding Pet Behavior.” We discuss four errors in reasoning that are very common in writings and discussions of pet behavior.

This month’s CAAB Chat is “Personalities, Temperaments & Behavioral Syndromes, OH MY!” with Guest Chatter Dr. Jim Ha.

Our topic for this month’s Pro Webinar is “Communication Skills You Can’t Be Without”. We’ve talked about the importance of good communication in so many settings, from inquiry calls to histories. In this webinar we update and expand what we covered on this topic 5 years ago.

July 2015

JulyThis month our Pro Member Webinar is “Managing Your Telephone Time: Evaluating DIY and Alternatives”.   Our Biscuit series is “Four Time-Sucking Activities That Are Costing You Money and What To Do About Them”.  The CAABChat for the month is “What are Pet Friendly Veterinary Practices and What Do They Mean For Pets and Their People?” .   One of the science articles to be reviewed is “Why No one Will Ever Agree About Dominance”

JuneThis month our Pro Member Webinar is “Keys Guidelines and Protocols For Working with Pet Behavior Problems” .   Our Biscuit series is series of brief reviews of some interesting and important new research studies.  The CAABChat for the month is “Pet Behavioral Wellness-Fad or Wave of the Future?” 

May: This month our Pro Member Webinar is Part Two of “How to Write Behavior Reports in LESS Time That Provide MORE Benefits to Readers and Enhance Your Reputation”.   Our Biscuit series is Four Fundamentals of Working Safely with Animals.  The CAABChat for the month is “The Complex Web of Certification and Credentials: What Do They Really Mean?”.   One of the science articles to be reviewed is “Hot Dogs: Thermography and Measuring Stress in Dogs”.   

April:  This month our Pro Member Webinar is “How to Write Behavior Reports in LESS Time That Provide MORE Benefits to Readers and Enhance Your Reputation”.   It’s also one of the Core Courses in our new Applied Animal Behavior Academy launching soon.

The CAABChat for the month is “Service Dog Teams: Pathways, Challenges and Functionality”

Biscuit Topic is Fear Factors: Four Factors About Fears”.

This month’s review of a science article evaluates the use of fake dogs in the assessment of shelter dog behavior.

 

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

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