Monthly Archives: September 2014

There IS No Alpha Dog

Post coming soon!  In the meantime, please read here Dr. Stanley Coren’s succinct explanation of why the “Alpha Dog” concept is not a valid theory. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/canine-corner/201007/canine-dominance-is-the-concept-the-alpha-dog-valid

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List of Animal Science Organizations

This is a comprehensive list of organizations involved in Animal Sciences (biopsychology, animal behavior, primatology, comparative psychology).  This list includes only those organizations that have annual conferences.  This list does not include degree or certification programs in animal behavior/training (that … Continue reading

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Programs in Animal Behavior

This is a list of degree or certification programs in Animal Behavior, Conservation Biology, Veterinary Social Work or a related animal behavior science.  Please email kathy@shsanctuary.com with suggestions for this list.  If an organization is not included in this list, … Continue reading

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Ban Shock Collars!

I absolutely HATE shock collars.  I feel that there is no justification for causing another being pain, especially in the name of “training”.  No being, human or otherwise, learns well when fearful and certainly not when in pain.  Studies show … Continue reading

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