Behavioral incompatibilities, not behavior problems

Posted on February 8, 2022February 8, 2022Categories Uncategorized

“It’s not a problem for the dog; it’s a problem for the human,” is among the first mottos regarding so-called dog “behavior problems” I learned as a novice dog trainer. The famed behaviorist, Dr. Ian Dunbar, would often begin a lecture on behavior modification with some version of this pronouncement. But even though he acknowledged the negative implication of the term, he would continue to use it because it’s such a common language phrase. Experts do this all of the time, … Continue reading “Behavioral incompatibilities, not behavior problems”

“What kind of dog is that?” Asking the wrong question and answering it badly

Posted on August 7, 2019December 17, 2021Categories News, Research & PublicationsTags ,   Leave a comment on “What kind of dog is that?” Asking the wrong question and answering it badly

Our review has revealed no findings of breed based behavioral differences that successfully overcome all the difficulties presented by this question.

Our review has revealed no findings of breed based behavioral differences that successfully overcome all the difficulties presented by this question.

Cloning Shows That All Dogs Are Individuals

Posted on October 30, 2013March 18, 2021Categories News   Leave a comment on Cloning Shows That All Dogs Are Individuals

Britain’s The Telegraph newspaper is reporting that a Korean company will be offering one lucky British dog owner a chance to have his or her dog cloned for free.[1]  While the price is right – the Sooam Biotech’s customary fee for cloning a dog is just north of $100,000 – geneticists are cautioning that the resulting animal will not be identical to the original. Too many different factors operate on an individual, scientists caution, for two individuals to be carbon … Continue reading “Cloning Shows That All Dogs Are Individuals”