American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior Statements

Click on the download links below to view the PDF. You will need a PDF viewer installed if the links do not work properly. AVSAB Position Statement – Puppy Socialization (PDF) AVSAB Position Statement – Use of Punishment (PDF) AVSAB Position Statement – Dominance Theory (PDF)

Recommended Reading for Cat Guardians

We recommend the following reading for cat guardians: Starting from Scratch: How to correct behavior problems in your adult cat by Pam Johnson-Bennett Just because your cat is no longer a kitten, that doesn't mean that you can no longer correct problem behavior. Certified Animal Behavior Consultant Pam Johnson-Bennett, author of Think Like a Cat, [...]

Introducing a new cat to your current pets

How you introduce your new cat to other household pets may influence long-term relationships between the animals. Allow your new cat and your existing pets to experience gradual positive interactions over the course of a few days. As the animals begin to demonstrate an acceptance of each other allow them to interact under your supervision. […]