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We take a brief break from our two-part behavioral euthanasia episodes to talk about ethology with Kim Brophey.
Kayla and Kim discuss:
- What is ethology?
- How can ethology interface with other approaches, like applied behavior analysis, for training?
- How does ethology play into differences between breeds and breed groups?
- Why would this matter for training and behavior?
- LEGS – learning, environment, genetics, and self – as a framework for understanding behavior.
Mentioned in this episode:
- Aggression in Dogs conference
- The Hidden Brain podcast episode on rage
- Kim’s book, “Meet Your Dog.”
- Kim’s business, DogDoorBehaviorCenter.com
- The book “Raising the Peaceable Kingdom.”
Kayla founded Journey Dog Training in 2013 to provide high-quality and affordable dog behavior advice. She is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant who’s worked with hundreds of private clients, thousands of shelter dogs, and dozens of working detection dogs. Kayla’s dog and cat behavior advice has been featured in NPR, the Chicago Tribune, and Pet MD. She’s an avid adventurer who is currently doing #vanlife on the Pan-American Highway with her two border collies and a cat. Aside from running Journey Dog Training, Kayla also runs the nonprofit K9 Conservationists, where she and the dogs work as conservation detection dog teams. You can get 1:1 advice with a Journey Dog Training team member here.