Petiquette




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As the mother of an 11-month-old, I’ve been reading more and more about child psychology and development; and, as I do so, I cannot help but draw conclusions about the ways in which many of the theories around this evolving field of research are applicable to me in my job […]

“Rough and Tumble Rats” (and Dogs)



Predatory drift among dogs occurs when the energy level of play becomes overly heightened and morphs or “drifts” into something more predatory.  Typically, there are two factors that lead dogs to be aggressive: anxiety or arousal.  Predatory drift hinges on the latter. Usually this sort of maladaptive behavior is first […]

Predatory Drift: How Un-tempered Arousal Can Lead to Aggression