Your Vet Probably Isn’t a Dog Trainer

When they’re feeling overwhelmed with a new puppy or they’re having a behavior problem with their dog, many people turn to their vet or the staff for advice. Sometimes they can be a great resource; unfortunately, being an expert in veterinary medicine doesn’t qualify someone to deal with training and behavior problems. Read More Your Vet Probably Isn’t a Dog Trainer

Remembering Sophia Yin

If you’re subscribed to any animal-related news outlets, you may have heard that one of the most influential members of the animal behavior community passed away unexpectedly this week. Dr. Sophia Yin was incredibly helpful and influential to me as a first time dog owner, to other private pet owners all over the world, and on a much larger scale by working to further our understanding of how animals learn and react scientifically, and convey that to pet professionals everywhere. She was an incredible woman who worked tirelessly to improve the lives of  animals. My dogs would be incredibly screwed up without her, and I know I’m not alone in that.

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