Recent Articles

Sedation plus Treats for Counterconditioning

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Dr. Karolina Westlund undertook a study of the an issue many vets have questions on regarding counterconditioning at the veterinary office. Can you offer treats when you may be using sedation.

A Visit to the Medical Center for Birds

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Several years ago, Dr. Yin paid a visit to the Medical Center for Birds in Oakley, California to learn about bird handling. Using her notes and questions, we followed up with Dr. Brian Speer, the President & Director, on his approach to Low Stress Handling™ for birds and his efforts to change how veterinary professionals handle avians.

A New Friend For Fido

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A New Friend For Fido – Bringing an additional dog into your home, peacefully.

What Does Low Stress Handling Mean For You?

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By now, you’ve probably heard all about the Low Stress Handling™ Certification Program. You know it’s got these videos you can watch that are… maybe all lectures or something? There might be books involved, but you know it exists. So, what is it, exactly?

Dog Decoder App Helps You Understand Dog Body Language In A Snap

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Learning how to read a dog is critical to safely interacting with a dog. Dr. Yin’s own poster “How to Greet a Dog and What to Avoid’ as well as “The Body Language of Fear” are great references for anyone who wishes to understand dogs better. But are you going to carry them everywhere? Now, there’s an app for that – The Dog Decoder App, to be precise.

Why Australia

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Former research assistant to Dr. Yin, Lynna Feng, has written about her decision to get her PhD in Bendigo, Australia. What could make a woman from the cosmopolitan Bay Area who studied at one of the best known, largest universities for veterinary science shift to a small town half a world away? Read on to find out more.

Cincinnati Zoo Penguin Training

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Dr. Yin enjoyed sharing ideas with others in her field. She wrote many articles throughout her life, a few of which had not yet been published before she passed.

Here is one article that Dr. Yin planned on publishing – we’re happy to be able to share it with you.
Have you ever had a dog or cat who just doesn’t play much with toys and wished that he did? Rickey Kinley, Senior Aviculture Keeper at the Cincinnati Zoo had a similar issue with the zoo penguins that he cared for, and decided to find a solution.

Pre-School for Dogs

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Broad Ripple Animal Clinic & Wellness Center has staff members that are trained animal behaviorists to offer comprehensive behavior services. They’ve decided to do this for the same reasons that CattleDog Publishing and DrSophiaYin.com were born: seeing so many animals put to sleep because of behavioral problems rather than disease or injury. They created a school for dogs called Bark Tutor, where they work with owners and their pets to help them be successful. Last year, Dr. Yin had the pleasure of conversing with Amber Taylor, RVT and practice manager, about their puppy program.