Resources for Pet Owners
In this section, you will find recommended reading for pet owners and practitioners. Read below about some common behavioral problems and things you can do to help your pet.
People aren't the only species that are negatively affected by chronic stress! This article describes how to best mitigate the effects of stress for your pets.
Did you know that pets experience stress too?
In this free webinar, Dr. Sinn explains how bird behavior affects bird care. Topics include: social behaviors, grooming, pair bonding, nesting, and verbal and non-verbal communication. This is valuable information for shelters and rescue or foster parents caring for birds.
Normal avian behavior
In 2014, the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists released a new book titled Decoding Your Dog.This is a great resource for owners to better understand normal behavior and potential behavior problems.
Want to better understand your dog's behavior?
In this free webinar, Dr. Sinn explains how to provide a high quality of life for birds in shelter and foster homes. Topics covered include: housing, environmental enrichment, cleanliness, and bird health.
Bird housing, enrichment & care
Retractable leashes are very popular, but pose a myriad of risks to pets and owners. Learn more about some of the downsides of rectractable leash use.
Consider leaving your retractable leash at home
Resources for Veterinarians, Shelters & Practitioners
Tynes, V, & Sinn, L. 2014. Abnormal Repetitive Behaviors in Dogs and Cats: A Guide for Practitioners. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, 44(3), 543-564.
Abnormal repetitive behavior in dogs and cats
Here Dr. Sinn covers the best avian care practices for shelters. Is your shelter equipped to house and care for exotic birds? Does your staff understand basic avian needs?
This overview of bird care from intake to adoption will help prepare your shelter and foster homes for avians.Topics include: identification, handling, housing, nutrition, safety issues, and behavior.
Overview of avian care for shelters
Tynes, V, Sinn, L., & Koch, C.S. 2015. The relationship between physiology and behavior in dogs and cats. In Weiss, E., Mohan-Gibbons, H., & Zawistowski, S., Animal Behavior for Shelter Veterinarians and Staff (pp. 63-101). Ames, IA: John Wiley & Sons.