Category: General

Boo! Training a Bear

by Cindy Peacock

Boo is a male grizzly bear (Ursus arctos), born in 2002. He weighs 550 to 600 pounds in the spring, and up to 750 to 850 pounds in the winter before hibernation We came to take care of Boo after he and his brother Cari were orphaned at approximately 5 months of age, when their mother was shot by a poacher.

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Perspective: IAABC’s Aggression in Dogs Seminar in Chile

by Uli Grodeke

When the APDT Chile announced its intention to become part of the IAABC and to host a congress on aggressive dog handling techniques with Trish McMillan Loehr and Michael Shikashio in Santiago de Chile, I pricked my ears: the IAABC’s presence here in South America is definitely very interesting for me. Why’s that?

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Career Paths

Animal behavior consultants come from all walks of life. One of the most common questions IAABC gets is about how to get started working with pets and their people. In this series, we’ll be talking to each of our IAABC division chairs about how they made their love of animals into their profession. This issue, we talked to Shelter Division Co-Chair Katenna Jones about her work, and how she became an animal behavior consultant…

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