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IAABC News for February 2017

Welcome to the first IAABC Journal of 2017. After consulting with our readers and IAABC staff, our Web developer Mychelle Blake has created a new site, making it easier than ever to find the content you’re looking for. Meanwhile, managing editor Jesse Miller has been busy finding new and unique content from all over the world, and we’re now able to publish the journal on a quarterly schedule.

IAABC Conference 8-9 April

Join us in Los Angeles for a multi-species, multi-track conference on all aspects of animal behavior consulting.

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Conference Summary: Human Behaviour Change for Animal Welfare

by Catherine Bell, CHBC, Debbie Busby, CHBC, Suzanne Rogers, CHBC, and Risë VanFleet, PhD

A number of IAABC members attended the recent Human Behaviour Change for Animal Welfare conference, held in early October in Dorking, U.K. The conference was the brainchild of—and almost single-handedly organised by—Certified Horse Behavior Consultant Suzanne Rogers.

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Ask the Ethics Committee

At a recent dog trainer conference, I saw a video of canine socialization within a shelter context that I found troubling. A number of dogs were potentially traumatized for the sake of helping one problem dog to participate in group play. It seems like the only real benefit is to the dog with the undesirable behavior. Is that ethical?

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