The Expert Witness Role in Dog Bite Cases

Expert witnesses in animal injury cases – particularly ones that are high profile or controversial – must be able to step back from the media whirlwind, evaluate events and the dog’s behavior objectively, be meticulous about fact checking, and not take anything for granted. A good example is the current case in our home state…

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Three Ways to Help Clients Do What You Want

We’ve been in our new (at least new to us – it was built in the 1970s!) “snowbird” townhome in Sun City AZ for a little over a month now.  Because the living space and amenities are different from our primary residence in Denver our routines have been modified as well.  Here, we have a…

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Can the Placebo Effect Apply to Training and Behavior Modification?

To be perfectly honest, when we initially had the idea for this article, we weren’t quite sure where we were going with it.  It’s funny how what seemed to be several unrelated events of the last several days suddenly came together to point us in the right direction. The first was a relatively recent article…

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The Importance of Reading Scientific Articles

It should come as no surprise that there is quite a difference between the scientific literature about animal (and dog) behavior and popular literature on dog training.  It’s still fairly difficult for the average dog trainer to access the scientific literature.  On occasion, articles originally published in the scientific literature are made available on the…

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Bust Your Business Barriers in 2013 Survey

Having a successful and profitable behavior and training business – or incorporating behavior services into another type of pet related business – always presents some challenges.   From attracting new clients, working with veterinarians, building an email list, to improving client follow through, we face problems we don’t always know how to solve by ourselves. It’s…

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