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Good Behavior

Wednesday, March 9th, 2022

Behavior veterinary technician Sandra Robbins is all about positive rewards

Sandra Robbins, a veterinary technician and behavior trainer at Foster Hospital for Small Animals hugging her pitbull names Amelia

Sleeping with Dogs

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

Aside from my personal preference, as a veterinary behaviorist, I can say that there is no reason why most dogs should not sleep in their owners’ beds if they and their owners prefer the arrangement.

dog laying on owners bed

Our Four-Legged Friends During COVID-19

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Megan Mueller, the Elizabeth Arnold Stevens Junior Professor at Cummings School, and Clinical Assistant Professor Stephanie Borns-Weil were featured on WCVB’s Chronicle talking about the human-animal bond and animal behavior during the pandemic.

playful young white unicolored cat looking at feather

Fireworks, fireworks, fireworks

Monday, July 6th, 2020

As soon as the sunsets, the pops and bangs begin and the poor dog begins to tremble. Even dogs with a history of mild fear can be sensitized to the frequent explosions.

small dog hiding under a couch

Managing Mask Phobia in Dogs

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

If your dog is fearful of face masks, don’t despair. Behavior modification can help your dog accept the unacceptable masks.

Young woman with brown hair, sitting on her sofa with a medical mask as a precaution against the spread of virus, along with her dog of breed Beagle, coronavirus, COVID-19, selective focus