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
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
Dr. Karen Becker Gives Advice On Fearful Pets At The Vet’s Office
Fearful pets are animals that need attention addressed to their behavior. The behavior serves a purpose for that animal and if you don't pay attention ... Read More
Preparing Our Animals For The Fourth of July & The Unexpected
The celebrations of the Fourth of July can be pretty stressful for animals in our care. I did a Facebook live-stream for Coffee With The Critters a ... Read More
An Interview with Trevor Smith on Designing Training Plans for Animals
Training is communication. Positive reinforcement training is the best form of communication I have found with any animal. Animals read our body ... 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
An Everyday Training Example Here at The Animal Behavior Center
I took this video the other day while at the Center. This is everyday behavior, function, and training. This is a loaded video and by that I mean, ... Read More
Preparing our animals for success with social encounters and new environments
Does the undesired behavior of your animals prevent you from taking them on social outings or to new environments? This can be changed. So many times ... Read More
When Does Training Cease?
What is training anyway? Training is our primary form of communication with the animal(s) in our care. We are always training, the questions ... Read More
Reinforcing Behavior With Attention & Petting
One of the hardest things I hear and observe animals owners and caretakers struggling with is identifying and using reinforcers. Reinforcers are all ... Read More
Behavior Serves A Purpose…
Behavior serves a purpose for the individual doing the behaving. If the behavior proves of no value for the individual, the animal or human will have ... Read More