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  • January 1, 2005

    Punishment Doesn't Work'And May Make Things Worse

    Study finds that dogs subjected to negative reinforcement develop more problem behaviors.

  • November 1, 2004

    Naughty Kittens Can Grow Into Good Cats

    Study finds some behavior problems in adopted kittens tend to diminish with time.

  • May 1, 2004

    A Breeze of Goodness in an Unlikely Place

    Puppies Up for Parole, a training program for shelter dogs run by the Nevada State Prison and the Nevada Humane Society, changes the lives of both the dogs and inmates involved.

  • March 1, 2004

    What's Happening: Misinformation about the Dangers of Toxoplasmosis

    A mailing to OB/GYN offices nationwide addressing misinformation about the risks of toxoplasmosis receives an overwhelming response.

  • September 1, 2003

    A Romp in the Park or a Barroom Brawl?

    Researchers at Butler University find incidence of aggression is minimal at one Indianapolis dog park.

  • September 1, 2003

    The Perils of Placing Marginal Dogs

    Rosie was a loving, beautiful dog with doting owners, but in the end, her predatory instinct made her too dangerous for habitation in human society. Her attack on another dog was the last straw for her owners, who vowed never to adopt from a shelter again.

  • September 1, 2003

    Until Pigs Fly...

    A look at some of the many reasons that placing an aggressive dog should never be an option.

  • July 1, 2003

    CD Accustoms Pets to Lullabies and Baby Cries

    Couples expecting their first baby shouldn't forget to include their dog or cat in the pre-birth planning-and a new CD called Preparing Fido can help.

  • July 1, 2003

    Dealing With a Wee Problem

    Litter box issues are high on the list of reasons for surrender of cats at shelters all over the country. But a recent study published in the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science (Vol. 5, No. 4, 2002) should give hope to shelter workers tired of seeing cats relinquished for potty problems.

  • July 1, 2003

    Puppies Who Attend Kindergarten Are More Likely to Stay in Homes

    A recent study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association showed that puppies who attended humane society socialization classes when they were between 7 and 12 weeks old were more likely to stay in their homes than those who did not.

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