I'm sitting in my hotel room in downtown Columbus, Ohio. I'm a few blocks away from Ohio State University, where I was asked to collaborate and give a ... Read More
Separation Anxiety in Different Species of Animals
In this episode of Coffee With The Critters, I talk about the many levels of separation anxiety in different species of animals, including parrots, ... Read More
The Hardest Animal to Train
Many times I am asked, "What is the hardest animal you have ever trained?" My answer may surprise you, then maybe not. It's not a certain species. My ... Read More
Do Animals Have Emotions?
Imagine, what would life be without emotions? Emotions are a state of consciousness that coincide with physiological changes. Our emotions affect mood ... Read More
My top 10 Checklist for Healthy Animal Behavior
The new year is here! Many people don't like this time of year because the days are short and cold. The nights are long and linger. I LOVE this time ... Read More
My Concern With Using Force With Any Animal
As a professional animal trainer and educator using approaches in Applied Behavior Analysis with any animal, I share many concerns in using force and ... Read More
How Do I Get My Animal To Stop Doing That?
I'm getting ready to discuss one of the most common reasons why undesired behaviors continue to exist. Yes, this even happens with some of the animals ... Read More
11 Reasons Why You Should Be Training Your Animal To Touch A Target
One of the first things I will train any animal, whether I have met the animal before or not, is to touch a target. Target training is when you teach ... Read More
The Top 5 Tips for Preventing Behavior Issues with Our Animals This Holiday Weekend
I made this important message very easy for you to watch vs reading during this busy time of year. Click the recording below to watch the top 5 tips ... Read More
The Importance of Socialization For The Future of Our Animals
This photo means so much to me. As many of you know, this bird means the world to me and I almost lost him in an accident. This is Rico, our eleven ... Read More
Working With Behavior Issues from a Lunging, Dive-Bombing Amazon
It has been very busy here at The Animal Behavior Center over the past few months. We had our annual event and then my lecture schedule is taking me ... Read More
You can join me ‘live’ each evening!
I love being in touch with people that want to better their lives with their animals and better the lives of animals in general. Most of you that ... Read More