Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Nicholas Dodman, professor emeritus at Tufts University, has launched a nonprofit called the Center for Canine Behavior Studies.
The goal is to increase dog adoptions and decrease the number of dogs returned or relinquished to animal shelters.
A previous study revealed that the personalities of pet owners and the behavior of pets are linked. For example, there’s a correlation between the use of aversive or confrontational training methods and behavior problems.
Since behavior problems and human-canine bond issues are major factors leading to the surrender of dogs to shelters, the Center for Canine Behavior is now conducting a two-part study (in which you can partake at no charge) to better understand what experts are able to do to assist dog owners. Participate HERE. By participating, you will help countless dogs (and maybe even your own). It’s only a survey, but that survey will forward our understanding of some dog behavior problems, including how they occur and what we can do about them.