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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

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.

How to Stop Territorial Barking

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

A veterinary behaviorist shares how to get your dog to stop barking at passersby—and providing an unwanted soundtrack to your Zoom meetings—during the pandemic.

A small brown dog is barking on a bed, next to a girl using a laptop

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

Is scruffing the best way to handle an upset cat?

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Veterinary behaviorist Stephanie Borns-Weil, V07, and emergency/critical care veterinary technician Michelle Damon from the Foster Hospital for Small Animals, respond

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.”

Preparing for your Behavior Appointment

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Taking these steps before your appointment at Tufts Behavior Clinic will ensure the most productive session and the best possible outcome.

How Cats Think

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

A veterinary behaviorist and alum explains why cats are so different than dogs—and if that means they love us any less.

Meet the dogs with OCD

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

This story on obsessive compulsive disorder features the translational work of Professor Emeritus Nicholas Dodman, former head of Tufts Animal Behavior Clinic, on canine compulsive disorder (CCD). The piece references two related patient cases Dr. Dodman treated at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center and includes comments from Dr. Stephanie Borns-Weil, current head of Tufts Animal Behavior Clinic.