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Dog Bites: What To Do When You’re Attacked

1 | Posted 7/25/14

With all of the dog bite attacks that circulate in the news, you may sometimes worry; what if that were you? As a veterinarian focused on behavior and an avid runner, I’ve dealt with a lot of dogs charging towards me and threatening to…

Puppy Behavior: A Sensitive Period for Puppy Socialization

10 | Posted 7/14/14

How do we know when to start puppy socialization and whether it’s important? You’ve probably heard that puppies need to be socialized, but how do we know this and what do we know? Most of the ground breaking studies were done in the…

Animal Trainers and Behaviorists: Licensing and Certification

15 | Posted 7/11/14

“You should find a good trainer.” How many times have we heard this advice but don’t know exactly who to turn to? When one of my dogs began exhibiting aggressive behavior, many people told me that I should “find” a behaviorist,…

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