2015 IAABC Conferences: Tickets now available!

Cat Learning

Feline Behavior Conference

April 11-12, 2015 in Atlanta, GA

A two-day, single-track conference featuring the latest science, treatments and protocols for managing and modifying behavior in domestic cats. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Dog Learning

Animal Behavior Conference

April 18-19, 2015 in Chicago, IL

A rare, two-day opportunity for an intimate and in-depth look at high-level work with behavior and training. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Who We Are

IAABC members have diverse practices and methodologies and believe in the study and science of behavior consulting. We understand that animal behavior consultants can assist owners in managing and modifying problem behaviors and in the process help strengthen the relationships between an owner and pet.

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From the Dog Division

Dog Blog

Scott Sheaffer, CDBC, CPDT-KA

Scott is the owner of USA Dog Behavior, LLC in Dallas, Texas and has been training dogs all of his life. His real joy and specialty is working with dogs who have behavioral issues including aggression and separation anxiety. He provides private consultations with clients at their location or at his location in the Dallas, Texas area.

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From the Horse Division

Horse Blog

Justine Harrison, Certified Horse Behavior Consultant

Justine Harrison is an IAABC Certified Horse Behaviour Consultant and trainer based in the North West of England. She is also a member of the IAABC application review committee. Justine provides horse behaviour consultations, trains horses and mentors students. She uses the science of behaviour and learning to help horse owners and trainers throughout the UK solve a wide range of behaviour problems including separation anxiety, aggression, phobias and stereotypies.

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From the Cat Division

Cat Blog

Grieving Cats

Who would still ask if cats grieve? That emotion, however a cat’s experience is seen through our poor human lens, is one where accusations of anthropomorphizing can be just wrong.

Clients plead, “I just want to know what my cat is going through. What can I do?” Good question. We still don’t know much.

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From the Parrot Division

Parrot Blog

Hildegard Niemann, Certified Parrot Behavior Consultant IAABC

Animals have always been a part of my life. Especially parrots and other birds are a large part of my family and my profession. After my degree as M.Sc. Biology I continued learning more about the human – animal – bond.

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