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Our Four-Legged Friends During COVID-19

Megan Mueller, the Elizabeth Arnold Stevens Junior Professor at Cummings School, and Clinical Assistant Professor Stephanie Borns-Weil were featured on WCVB’s Chronicle talking about the human-animal bond and animal behavior during the pandemic.

Fireworks, fireworks, fireworks

As soon as the sunsets, the pops and bangs begin and the poor dog begins to tremble. Even dogs with a history of mild fear can be sensitized to the frequent explosions.

Managing Mask Phobia in Dogs

If your dog is fearful of face masks, don’t despair. Behavior modification can help your dog accept the unacceptable masks.

New Stay-At-Home Norm Could Impact Pet Anxiety

It’s not just humans who are having their schedules disrupted due to widespread stay-at-home orders. Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Stephanie Borns-Weil, V07, talked to Shari Small at WBZ NewsRadio about how the new norm is affecting our pets.

Finding Qualified Professional Animal Trainers

Finding a professional trainer to entrust your dog with can be challenging. While many well-qualified trainers give excellent, scientifically-validated advice, there are currently no required credentialing or licensing programs for professional animal trainers.

COVID-19 Guidance: Guidance and operational updates for Cummings School and its veterinary teaching hospitals. Read More