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Category Archives: Fear Free

Cat’s new fear is a mystery

Monday, Jan 14th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Cat hiding under bed

A cat has been timid since kittenhood. Now 8 years old, she’s suddenly become so terrified she won’t come out from hiding. What could have caused it, and what should her humans do? Here’s what my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, and I teamed up to tell a reader. Q: We adopted our 8-year-old female cat […]

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What should you do when your dog doesn’t like someone?

Tuesday, Jan 1st, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

fearful dog

What do you do when your dog doesn’t like someone, and you have no idea why? This is a problem one reader is facing, and as I always do with behavior concerns, I asked my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, to answer. Q: My sweet 18-month-old cavalier King Charles spaniel comes to work with me every […]

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How a ‘problem’ dog changed the world for a little girl

Thursday, Nov 8th, 2018 | By Mikkel Becker KPA CTP, CPDT-KA, CDBC, CBCC-KA, CTC

Becker Family 1980s with Scooter

A post from Dr. Becker’s daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, on how her childhood dog Scooter’s “bad behavior,” and the abusive approach taken by the trainer she reached out to, helped make her the trainer and dog lover she is today. That photo brings back memories of not only rocking the 80s hair and denim, but […]

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Why I want to get rid of veterinary hospital waiting rooms

Thursday, Oct 4th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Sad, scared dog at vet

In my almost 40-year-career, I’ve owned all or part of seven veterinary practices. Some were free-standing buildings and others were in shopping centers, but they were basically all of the same design. From front to back, reception counter, waiting area, exam rooms, pharmacy/treatment, surgery, radiology, offices, and kennels. It’s the same template for probably 99 […]

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Canine Confidential: A great book about what dogs do, written for people who love them

Thursday, Sep 20th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Three American Bulldogs with their noses to the ground, tails wagging

Are you looking for a book about animals that will inform you, uplift you, and make you think? Every since they introduced in-flight wifi, the amount of reading I do on airplanes (which is where I seem to spend half my life) has dropped dramatically. But when Fear Free Advisory Group member Dr. Marc Bekoff’s […]

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