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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

The Hoarding Gene

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Using the behavior of Doberman pinschers to understand the compulsion to collect

Not Guilty

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Bad behavior doesn’t land dogs in shelters. It’s long been thought that behavior problems drive the majority of owners to surrender their pets to animal shelters. …the real culprit for surrenders: the owners themselves.

Cats Under Pressure

Friday, August 24th, 2012

When Fluffy’s grooming gets out of hand, the root cause might be genetic

Ain’t Misbehavin’

Monday, January 9th, 2012

With professional help, you can transform your bad kitty into a mannerly feline