Posts Tagged: CENTER FOR CANINE BEHAVIOR STUDIES

DR. NICHOLAS DODMAN: FELINE REDIRECTED AGGRESSION

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Sometimes cats who have cohabited peacefully for years – perhaps ones cats who were formerly mutually bonded – suddenly break into fights, with chasing, biting, fur flying and horrendous blood-curdling yowls and screaming. Sudden onset aggression of this type is almost always a result of redirected aggression. The scenario usually goes as follows: The two […]

DR. NICHOLAS DODMAN: INTER-CAT TERRITORIAL AGGRESSION

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Aggression is one of the most common feline behavior problems reported to behaviorists. Cats may exhibit several different types of aggression including territorial aggression, non-recognition aggression, status-related aggression, fear aggression, redirected aggression and medically-induced aggression. Here I will address territorial aggression – one of the most common expressions of feline aggression. TERRITORIAL AGGRESSION Cats are, […]

DR. NICHOLAS DODMAN: HOUSE SOILING (“INAPPROPRIATE ELIMINATION”) IN DOGS

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Inappropriate elimination by dogs is an extremely common problem and a tough one to live with if not resolved. All too many dogs are surrendered to shelters because of this usually treatable condition. Here are a few pointers to help owners navigate the stormy seas of house soiling. There are three reasons why dogs eliminate […]

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 […]