The Pet Fostering Short-Term Program is approved for Continuing Education Credits by the International Association of Animal Behavior
Consultants (IAABC) and the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP).
The second path requires a doctorate in veterinary medicine plus two years in a university-approved residency in animal behavior
and three additional years of professional experience in applied animal behavior
Determining the cause of an animal behavior
problem involves an analysis of the pet, the pet's environment and also the interactions between the pet and the family.
There are several issues pertaining to the hands-on study of animal behavior
in the classroom that I find troubling.
A professor at Colorado State University and animal behavior
expert who is herself autistic, Grandin has a brilliant ability to get to the heart of the matter, and explains why a simple 10-point system that looks at specific items is far more effective than an endless list of 100 points, many of them trivial, in which a poorly run farm could pass 95 of the points yet badly flunk the five most important ones.
Use of statistical programs for nonparametric tests of small samples often leads to incorrect P values: Examples from Animal Behavior
. Animal Behavior
, 56, 256-259.
Another goal is to influence "collective choice" and control animal behavior
with artificial systems that could herd sheep without a sheepdog or persuade flocks of pigeons to leave parks.
In Women, Power, And The Biology Of Peace, author Judith Hand (an expert in the field of Animal Behavior
and Evolutionary Biology) addresses the biological basis of war and describes necessary steps needed to achieve lasting peace.
spending half your workweek in a laboratory filled with flies, termites, and ants might not sound like the ideal career to most people, but it's a dream job for animal behavior
specialist Duane Jackson.
Recent book and journal publications indicate a new movement toward integrating animal behavior
and conservation biology.
"In the brain, pheromones trigger instinctive animal behavior
and influence the endocrine [hormone-producing] glands," says Milos Novotny, director of the Institute for Pheromone Research at Indiana University.
Swine producers may feel the winds of change blowing in to dictate new ways of raising and managing pigs, according to a Purdue University expert on animal behavior