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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!
January: This month’s Pro Member Webinar’s topic is Barking Dog Problems: What Causes Them and What To Do About Them, scheduled for January 28th. Our Biscuit topic for the month is How to Avoid Dooming Your New Year’s Resolutions to Failure. Details about the rest of this month’s events and offerings to follow.
December: This month’s CAAB Chat is "Rants and Raves: What Annoys Us, What Excites Us". The Pro Member Webinar is "Hot Topics about Cats: Domestication Status and Declawing". Our Biscuit topic is "Does Punishment Create Welfare Problems for Pets". We review scientific articles about preventable factors in dog bite fatalities.
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 topic is Using Checklists to Educate Clients and our Pro Webinar topic is "Olfactory Abilities in Dogs and Cats".
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
And that’s just a small sampling of what happens in the Behavior Education Network!
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