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How to Stop Attention-Seeking Behavior

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

A veterinary behaviorist shares how to get your dog to stop barking, pawing, stealing or otherwise acting up to get your attention during the pandemic.

A black French bulldog shreds a roll of toilet paper.

New Stay-At-Home Norm Could Impact Pet Anxiety

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

It’s not just humans who are having their schedules disrupted due to widespread stay-at-home orders. Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Stephanie Borns-Weil, V07, talked to Shari Small at WBZ NewsRadio about how the new norm is affecting our pets.

close up, cat and German Shepherd dog together lying on the floor

Staying Safe with Your Pet Who has Behavioral Issues

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Dr. Stephanie Borns-Weil, a board-certified veterinary behaviorist at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center says, “the best predictor of an animal’s future behavior is past behavior.”

How Dogs Think

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

A scientist explores how genetics and experience shape the canine mind.

Lick the Habit

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

What’s behind this common bonding behavior

Dog licking owner's face

Clinical Case Challenge: Animal Behavior Clinic (Dog)

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Case Description A 2.5-year-old miniature dachshund named Otto, presented to the Animal Behavior Clinic at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University for the sudden onset of aggression to his owners. The aggression consisted… Read More

Happy Driving with your Dog!

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Riding in the car is a very common dog phobia. Fortunately, most dog owners can help their pet overcome this fear by introducing him or her to the car in a step-by-step approach that involves… Read More

TV channel goes to the dogs

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

USA Today Nicholas Dodman consulted on the development of a new television station meant to stimulate the minds of dogs. http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2014/05/17/dogtv-keeps-pets-company/9124011/