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Behavior Talk

Summary: BehaviorTalk features news and information about companion animal behavior. Each episode includes an in-depth interview with leading professionals in the field, including behaviorists, veterinarians, trainers, and researchers. This podcast is produced by the Animal Behavior Resources Institute, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Additional free videos, articles, and other materials can be found at

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 Behavior Talk | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2041

Another in our special series of interviews from the North American Veterinary Conference.

 Behavior Talk 029 Debra Horwitz | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1855

Another in our special series of interviews from the North American Veterinary Conference.

 Behavior Talk 027 Kersti Seksel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1315

This episode continues our special series of interviews with animal behavior professionals from the North American Veterinary Conference in Orlando Florida. Today we feature an interview with Dr. Kersti Seksel, a registered veterinary specialist in behavior medicine in New South Wales, Australia. We started our conversation talking about her presentation on managing aggression in a clinic setting.

 Behavior Talk 025 Temple Grandin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2664

Dr. Temple Grandin is one of the more unique and influential people working in animal behavior today. She is a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, but is perhaps best known for her innovative work redesigning livestock facilities around the world. Her autism often gives her a different prospective, allowing her to better understand how an animal might respond to its environment. She took time for this interview while visiting the University of Minnesota for a series of talks.

 Behavior Talk 022 Steve Dale | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1479

This episodes guest is Steve Dale, ubiquitous radio host, newspaper columnist, author, and untiring advocate for cats and dogs. You can hear his syndicated weekly radio program "Pet World," "The Pet Minute," and "Pet Central," which originates from WGN Radio in Chicago. He's a frequent lecturer and moderator at conferences and seminars all over the country, and is a special correspondent for Cat Fancy magazine. He talked with me from the Black Dog Radio studios, in Chicago.

 Enrichment for Cats | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 263

Steve Dale and Dr. R.K. Anderson discuss enriching the home environment for cats.

 Enriching environment for dogs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 297

Steve Dale and Dr. R.K. Anderson discuss enriching the home environment for dogs.

 Dog Socialization | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 332

Steve Dale and Dr. R.K. Anderson discuss socialization for dogs

 Steve Dale's Pet Central Radio, part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2320

Steve Dale's Pet Central Radio, part 2

 Steve Dale Pet Central Radio, part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2430

Steve Dale talks with Dr. R.K. Anderson on his "Pet Central Radio" program, originating from WGN Studios in Chicago. They talk about animal behavior, and take calls from listeners. Part one of two.

 Behavior Talk 042: Pia Silvani | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 520

This is the last of our 4-part series on the topic of play, all recorded at the 2008 Association of Pet Dog Trainers Conference. My guest today is Pia Silvani, a trainer, author, and speaker based in Morristown, New Jersey. Pia was one the keynote speakers during the APDT's special one-day symposium on Play, giving a talk entitled "Appropriate Versus Inappropriate Play between Dogs" We talked about the topic of Play, and the kinds of information exchange and learning dogs engage in when they're playing.

 Behavior Talk 040: Kellyann Conway | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 520

We're continuing our four-episode series from the 2008 Association of Pet Dog Trainers Conference, taking a look at the topic of play. In this episode I talk with Kellyann Conway, the immediate past-president of APDT. I caught up with her as the hotel crew was clearing away lunch on the last day of the conference. In addition to a spot-on Tina Fey as Sarah Palin impersonation during the APDT Entertainment night, she also tireless saw to all the details of the conference. We talked about the conference, and why APDT decided to devote a full-day symposium to the topic of play. She also talked about what's ahead for APDT, and for dog training in general.

 Behavior Talk 019: Melissa Bain | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 994

Behavior Talk 019: Melissa Bain

 Behavior Talk 018: Lore Haug | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1450

Dr. Lare Houg led a couple of seminars at the AVMA conference, one on using various control devices to improve behavior and owner compliance, and the other on improving humane restraint techniques in the veterinary clinic. We talked about these seminars, and also how owners can find out good information on veterinarians, trainers, and animal behavior in general, and how professionals can help keep owners motivated and effective with their animals.

 Behavior Talk 017: Katherine Houpt | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 977

In a wide ranging conversation, we touched on a number of topics, including cats with litterbox and other issues; cribbing in horses, and the genetics of aggression. We began our talk with a discussion of some recent research on pheromones.


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