From the Dog Division
I have had and worked with animals for my entire life & have worked alongside, zoos, rescues, private clients, vets & other specialists (As part of my professional development I regularly shadow specialists that are relevant to the field of behaviour). I believe in a natural approach as much as possible with regards to treatment, therapy and prevention. Over the years, my specialism has developed into affective neuroscience and my approach has developed and is being fine tuned with the science of behaviour in mind.
From the Horse Division
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.
From the Cat Division
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.
From the Parrot Division
A consultant from the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants that is!
This blog was first published at http://www.birdchannel.com/parrot-training/iaabc.aspx on May 31, 2015.
So your avian veterinarian wants you to weigh your bird on a regular basis, but the little scamp won’t get on the scale and you keep ending up with chunks taken out of your hand. You asked for advice from three of your favorite bird lists but everyone has a different opinion, and let’s face it … some of those suggestions were downright scary. You’re not sure you can handle another bite like the last time.
Jackie loves those videos of parrots doing tricks and has been trying to get her macaw to play basketball. Only now the bird lunges at her whenever she gets near. Jackie doesn’t understand why her bird hates her all of a sudden.