American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior
The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) is a group of veterinarians and research professionals who share an interest in understanding behavior in animals. Founded in 1976, AVSAB is committed to improving the quality of life of all animals and strengthening the bond between animals and their owners.
Association of Pet Dog Trainers
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) is a professional organization of individual trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education. The APDT offers individual pet dog trainers a respected and concerted voice in the dog world. We continue to promote professional trainers to the veterinary profession and to increase public awareness of dog friendly training techniques.
A great publication source on animal behavior issues
Greater Saint Louis Training Club
Their mission is to conduct training classes, exhibitions and AKC performance events in order to promote the training of all dogs for better human companionship. Whether you are an obedience trial competitor or a first-time pet owner, there is a place in their club for you! This website contains information about the club's history and characteristics, its annual obedience trial and other events, and its unique relationship with the Humane Society of Missouri. There is a lot of information about their training classes including a training class overview, short biographies of their trainers, class descriptions, and a month-by-month class calendar. Please browse through their links to find out more about the oldest obedience training club in the St. Louis area.
The web page of Victoria Stillwell as seen on the Animal Planet television show "It's ME or the DOG."
Great Article --"Three Dogs Who Shouldn't be at Dog Park or Day Care
Clicker Training - Karen Pryor's website on clicker training
University of California Center for Companion Animal Behavior
University of Pennsylvania, Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society
Training and behavior is a topic not limited to dogs. We also treat our feline friends that may have behavior problems, but encourage all cat owners to enrich cats' lives with fun games, training and a unique environment. Check out some of these great links and resources for ideas.
Cat Behavior Associates
A great resource for basic training. Articles and book suggestions for anything and everything when it comes to feline behavior. Kingsbury Animal Hospital carries Think Like a Cat by Pam Johnson-Bennett.
Kitty Cams: National Geographic and University of GA Project
Kitty Cams research examined the nature of outdoor activities of owned cats by monitoring pets outfitted with "Kitty Cam" video cameras. Kitty Cams allow recording of a cat-eye view without disrupting behavior. Kitty Cams were used to investigate the activities of urban free-roaming cats in Athens, Georgia from Nov. 2010 -Oct. 2011, with goals for wildlife conservation and for improving the health and well-being of pet cats.
Microchip Cat Door: SureFlap
Check out this high-tech cat door. SureFlap cat doors recognize the ID chip already implanted in your cat, allowing access to your pet and making unwanted visitors a thing of the past. Your home becomes a secure environment for your pet, leading to a happier, more relaxed animal.
Choose Which Pets Have Access to Specific Food: Meow Space
The MeowSpace is a fully protective pet enclosure designed to help you feed your cats and dogs separately, without having to police them, or keep your pets in separate rooms all day. Used to hold the litter box, it will keep your dogs away from the cat?s poop, too. Policing pets can be very frustrating. The MeowSpace eliminates the policing around food and/or litter.
Indoor Pet Initiative(cat&dog)
The Indoor Pet Initiative (IPI) provides a foundation for pet owners and veterinarians to create plans tailored to promote thriving that are based on the soundest, most up-to-date science available.
Train Your Cat to Love the Cat Carrier
Feline Enrichment: The Cats' House
Feline Enrichment: Aikiou Feeders for Cats
Feline Enrichment: Cat Amazing Cat Toy