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Environmental Enrichment: The Needs of our Animals

What do our animals need? Every good pet owner wants to provide a home where their pet is happy, but every individual pet is different and various species benefit from different environmental considerations. When we talk about the “needs” of

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Link to a fun video about dog behaviours

I really like this video. Body language in dogs (helpful also for children) It was shared to me over a year ago by a friend and behaviour colleague. I find it helpful because parents and children can all benefit from

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A great loss: Dr Sophia Yin will be missed

The veterinary community and many pet owners around the world have benefitted greatly from the advice and education offered by Dr Sophia Yin. She has helped the world recognise the importance of behaviour medicine and has used media to show

OCD and other mental illness in pets: A TED talk.

This TED talk by Dr Laurel Braitman s fabulous. It really makes clear to people that some pets have issues and just need help. Owners with troubled pets would find a connection with this and might feel less alone with

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Separation Anxiety Study

Over this past year, several universities have collaborated to perform a more in depth study into one of the most common and yet under-treated mental health diseases of pets. “Separation anxiety”  or “separation related distress” along with many other  names

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Sally to talk on the ABC

At 9:30am on Tuesday 24th June, listeners tuning in to ABC Goulburn Murray will hear Sally from Animal Progress answer questions regarding behaviour problems in pets and why behaviour medicine is important. Although behaviour medicine has been a growing field

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Animal Progress heads to Sydney

Sally will be away for some time in July and September while she fills in at Sydney Animal Behaviour Service for Dr Kersti Seksel, who will be travelling to the United Kingdom to lecture in Behaviour Medicine. Kersti is a registered

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Sally edits cat behaviour book

Sally has just finished editing Dr Lewis Kirkham’s new book Tell Your Cat You’re Pregnant. After the huge success of his first book Tell Your Dog Your Pregnant, Dr Kirkham has now taken the next step and he will soon be

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Sally elected to executive of AVBIG

During the Australian Veterinary Association annual conference, May 2014, Sally was elected as an executive member of the Australian Veterinary Behaviour Interest Group (AVBIG). AVBIG comprises of both veterinarians with postgraduate behaviour medicine qualifications as well as general practice veterinarians

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AVA Conference May 2014

Attending the Australian Veterinary Association Conference this year was of great benefit to increasing professional development, with many informative presentations by Dr Gary Landsberg, who we were lucky to have out from Toronto, Canada. There were also lectures by many

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