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Truth and consequences in veterinary behavior (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

Perhaps more in behavior than in all other areas of veterinary medicine combined, there is a flurry of incorrect myths that are either at best unhelpful, or at worst harmful, to our patients. It is important that veterinary staff know the scientific background of behavior, and to not resort to the common thought, which is sometimes incorrect.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

The science behind behavior modification (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

Learning theory is not just theory...it is the scientific knowledge developed from the learning principles of habituation, classical conditioning and operant conditioning. This includes systematic desensitization and counter conditioning as well as types of punishment.

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Feline aggression (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

New research is changing our view of the cat towards a more social, group living model more typical of the way cats are currently living in human households. The way we categorize aggressive behavior in cats may change in the future.

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Dog parks in society (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

There are an estimated 1100 off-leash areas in North America. There are both positive and negative aspects of behavior of dogs at dog parks.

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Owner-directed dog aggression (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

For many years, we taught clients who live with dogs who bite that the problem is likely 'dominance' – the dog is possessing over space, food or other resources to establish a hierarchical position. While some aggressive reactions may be due to the dog's perceived need to guard a resource, there is no evidence that interactions with humans aim at establishing rank.

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Techniques for handling 'high-maintenance' clients (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

Even the best veterinarian will eventually face a client who is disappointed, angry or frustrated.

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Canine fear and anxiety (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

In conversation, the terms 'anxiety,' 'fear,' and 'phobia' are commonly used synonymously. In the context of behavior medicine it is important to be mindful of their respective definition and differences between the conditions since they vary not only in presentation, but also in treatment and prognosis.

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Aggression between household dogs (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

In social animals, aggression towards conspecifics is normal within the group and when dominance hierarchies change. Otherwise, a social structure keeps fighting to a minimum.

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How to achieve client compliance (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

In many cases, we ask our clients to change their ways, adapt new strategies, and adjust their interactions with their pet. Clients are at different stages of readiness to make changes.

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