While we are the Center for CANINE Behavior Studies, we do have considerable interests in cats too. In the CCBS Cats Corner you'll find articles and links about our felines family.
Over half of American families own a pet and many have both a dog and a cat. Thus, we think it will be helpful to our cat guardian members to have access to feline information.
We intend to focus on pressing issues about cats, such as inhumane declawing, cat aggression, fearful behaviors, compulsions (like psychogenic alopecia and wool sucking), house soiling and urine marking (which is different from simple house soiling) and feline Alzheimer’s disease.
We’re excited to announce that our gradual migration into cat behavior is able to continue thanks to a generous donation from The Michael D. Eder Family Charitable Gift Fund. A dream come true would be sufficient funding to found a Center for FELINE Behavioral Studies, but in the interim we will continue by making cat information available now. Cat’s Corner will grow in time, so if you have a cat in your life watch this space for posts.
Welcome to our new venture, which we hope will grow and flourish. Sit, read, and enjoy.
Non-Recognition Aggression in Cats
Written by Allison Hunter-Frederick
The IAABC Journal
In this IAABC peer-reviewed article, author Allison Hunter-Frederick draws on her own experiences as well as sound advice from Dr. Nicholas Dodman and other veterinary experts to explain a cat-specific behavior issue called non-recognition aggression.
Cats are from Venus, Dogs are from Mars
Article from The Daily Cat
featuring Dr. Nicholas Dodman
A Tale of Two Different Species
The first step to making the perfect match is to understand and respect the behaviors that make cats and dogs unique.
Motivating Kitty to Move Without Force
MSc Anthrozoology, CBCC
CCBS Research Associate
Owner of Boston K9 Concierge LLC
Teaching our pet companions to “operate” or rather come when called is not a difficult skills to learn. It does however rely on...
A former Amazon engineer is working to answer a question almost all cat owners have: What is my cat trying to tell me?
Javier Sanchez, who worked on Amazon's Alexa, is now a project manager with ...