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Think Twice Before Calling an Unwanted Dog Behavior an “Impulse Control” Problem

PODCAST: Listen to our take on whether labeling a wide variety of unwanted dog behaviors as “impulse control problems” reflects a science based approach to dog training.

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Why Labeling Behaviors as “Impulse Control” Problems is NOT a Good Idea

More and more often we are seeing diagnostic labels from human psychiatry being “borrowed” and applied to pets and pet behavior problems without any scientific or even rational reason for doing so.  Applying a “fancy” label to a behavior doesn’t convey a greater and more in depth understanding of the behavior.  It’s instead another example…

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A Second Look at Oxytocin as the “Social Bonding” Chemical

Oxytocin received a lot of press a few years back regarding its relationship to social bonding between dogs and people.  Dr. Patricia McConnell points to one such study in her blog article “Oxytocin Increases When Your Dog Looks at You”. It’s even been proposed as a treatment for separation anxiety in dogs. But an article shared…

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Welcome to Science Based Dog Training!

Our site is under development.  Look for articles and podcasts to appear here soon. In the meantime sign up for our Articles and Updates List and we’ll send you our analysis of the scientific article: “Effects of alpha-casozepine (Zylkene) versus selegiline hydrochloride (Selgian, Anipryl) on anxiety disorders”  by Claude Beata, et al. You’ll discover whether this article…

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