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2009-02-18 10:37:16

In a new, year-long University of Pennsylvania survey of dog owners who use confrontational or aversive methods to train aggressive pets, veterinary researchers have found that most of these animals will continue to be aggressive unless training techniques are modified. The study, published in the current issue of Applied Animal Behavior Science, also showed that using non-aversive or neutral training methods such as additional exercise or rewards elicited very few aggressive responses....

2009-02-17 14:49:15

Dog owners who use confrontational or aversive methods to train aggressive pets, will get aggression in return, U.S. researchers found. The study, published in the current issue of Applied Animal Behavior Science, also showed that using neutral training methods such as additional exercise or rewards elicited very few aggressive responses. Nationwide, the No. 1 reason why dog owners take their pet to a veterinary behaviorist is to manage aggressive behavior, lead author Meghan Herron of the...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.