The IAABC Podcast
Summary: The official podcast for the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Interviews, animal behavior, research and more information for pet professionals and owners.
Dr. Sophia Yin opens the new podcast season with a discussion of her new book "Perfect Puppy in Seven Days."
I spoke to Ian and Kelly Dunbar about Ian's current lecture series "Science-based Dog Training with Feeling" and the Open Paws shelter enrichment program.
Jen Shryock, the founder of Dogs and Storks discusses keeping children and dogs safe together, and tells us about her new project The Dog and Baby Connection.
Susan Smith owns and runs Raising Canine a leading online education resource for pet professionals. Susan tells us about how to came to become a leading educator in the industry and some of the exciting offerings at Raising Canine this year.
Joan Orr, President of Doggone Safe discusses children and dogs, "Be A Tree" and the 2011 International Bite Prevention Week Challenge.
Debibie discusses her book "A Guide to Living With and Training a Fearful Dog" including why she wrote it and some of the resources she brought together to finish it. For more, go to the IAABC Web Site. See you at the conference next week!
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Guy Kawasaki talks about his new book, "Enchantment." Go to the IAABC website for details.
This episode is a part of the conference speaker interview series, with a talk with Dr. Myrna Milani. Dr. Milani has done considerable research on the human-animal bond (anthrozoology) and shares some of her insight with us, in preparation for her talk at the conference on the same subject. Here are some links to go along with the conversation: Dr. Milani’s Website Dr. Milani’s fiction which she spoke so fondly of. The Anthrozoology Site What do you think of this area and Dr. Milani’s ideas? Leave us a comment!
This week I spoke to Brian Hare, the director of The Duke Canine Cognition Center, where some fascinating research into the cognition of the domestic dog is being done. Brian and I spoke about his research into how dogs are able to solve problems involving people, including the idea of "flexibility:" being able to solve problems on the spot rather than with repeated trials. Brian also spoke about how the past few decades of research into cognition, after many years of an almost exclusive focus on behavior, has changed our view of domestic dogs and animals in general. What do you think? Behaviorism vs. cognition seems to be a hot topic in some circles. How do feel about it? Is one approach better than the other? Is one approach adequate to solving problems, or do you need both? Does there need to be a conflict at all? The DCCC has a great website with more information about their ongoing research. Take a look around. What do you see that strikes your interest?
This week I spoke to Mary Haight, the author of Dancing Dog Blog about the Guidelines of Standards of Care in Animal Shelters, which she blogged about a few weeks ago. The Association of Shelter Veterinarians, who released this document, have an FAQ.
This week I had a nice talk with Terry Ryan about her new book, The Toolbox for Building a Great Family Dog. Terry runs Legacy Canine with her husband Bill in Washington state and is the author of several important books, such as Coaching People to Train Their Dogs, a book that you should have on your shelf if you have ever even considered giving a dog training class. The Toolbox for Building a Great Family Dog is a great book for all trainers, behavior consultants and dog owners, with a wealth of great information packed into a very succinctly written book. Terry shares some useful tips from the book and from her considerable experience as a trainer and a trainer-of-trainers.
In the second episode of the IAABC podcast, I have a tie-in with our 2011 Conference Speaker Interview series. Brenda Aloff tells us about her talk at the conference, as well as her upcoming book and some great advice for pet owners and trainers alike. Links from our talk: Canine Body Language: A Photographic Guide Interpreting the Native Language of the Domestic Dog Get Connected with Your Dog: Emphasizing the Relationship While Training Your Dog Aggression in Dogs: Practical Management, Prevention & Behaviour Modification Positive Reinforcement: Training Dogs in the Real World