Posts Tagged: Animal Behavior Clinic

DR. NICHOLAS DODMAN: A LIFE AND DEATH MATTER

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As Chief Scientific Officer for the Center for Canine Behavior Studies along with Dr. James Serpell PhD of the University of Pennsylvania, we propose an Animal Ownership Interaction Study designed to determine the precise impact dog owners have on their pets’ behavior. The Halo Pet Foundation has generously helped fund this vital study, which is […]

DR. NICHOLAS DODMAN: FELINE NON-RECOGNITION AGGRESSION

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I have already addressed inter-cat territorial aggression and feline redirected aggression in earlier blogs. Another type of aggression that cats can express is referred to as non-recognition aggression. What happens in non-recognition aggression (so-called) is that a cat returning from a veterinarian’s office is attacked by another resident cat with whom it was formerly friendly. […]

DR. NICHOLAS DODMAN: THUNDERSTORM PHOBIA IN DOGS

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Tis the season to be miserable for certain anxious dogs who are terrified by the unwelcome arrival of summer thunderstorms, complete with lightning, the rumbling or sharp cracking sound of thunder itself, heralded and accompanied by darkening skies, gusting winds and heavy rain. Before and during the storm there may be other cues that dogs […]

DR. NICHOLAS DODMAN: SEPARATION ANXIETY – THE HOME ALONE SYNDROME

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Some of the sweetest dogs in the world have separation anxiety. These dogs are a joy to be with and love their owners unconditionally. We sometimes call them Velco dogs because they are so attached to their owners – practically joined at the hip. The problem comes when their owner leaves to go somewhere. When […]