Commentaries

The Rescue-Euthanasia-Emotion Rollercoaster

When it comes to resolving the stray dog problem, the current rescue-transport system misses one critical point.

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Neurotransmitters and Animal Behavior

Often things appear too good to be true are. The same is true of neurotransmitters and their role in behavior.

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The Human-Animal Relationship in Troubled Times Redux  

This month I resurrected the first commentary I wrote on this website 15 years ago to compare the status of human-animal relationships then and now.

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Another Year Ends, a New Year Lies Ahead

As one year ends and another begins, all of us in the little house on the hill wish  you and yours of all species lots of good memories and a holiday season filled with love and joy.

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The 10% Animal Behavior Solution

When you think of a successful animal training method, what’s your goal? Obedience most of the time? Or obedience when it really counts?

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Primary Animal Care: Bones of Contention

Who’s the primary animal caregiver in your home? What if you’re not there?

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Doggy See, Doggy Do – Sort of, but not always

Social learning represents a viable teaching strategy in wild animals. But as usual. sometimes our close relationship with companion animals can complicate matters.

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Transport Dog Benefits

Because I’m a more optimistic person by nature and the canine transport scene was getting me down, I decided to list the benefits I’ve gained since this process began.

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The DIY Service/Assistance/Emotional Support Dog

This month’s commentary considers that growing population of those who use or seek dogs that they train themselves to enhance their own or a loved one’s physical or mental health.

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Prescribing Animals for Human Health: Above all, do no harm

This commentary considers the challenges and responsibilities facing those who prescribe assistance or support dogs for people with a growing array of conditions.

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