Is Your Dog Frightened by Fireworks?

If your dog runs and hides when the fireworks start on the 4th of July, prepare yourself by listening to the new podcast "Noise Phobia in Dogs" from the AKC Canine Health Foundation Health-E Barks podcast series.  Access the podcast here.

Presenter Dr. Karen Overall received her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine and PhD in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She completed a residency in Behavioral Medicine at Penn and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behavior (ACVB) and is certified by the Animal Behavior Society (ABS) as an Applied Animal Behaviorist. Dr. Overall’s clinical work is focused on the humane treatment of troubled pets and their distressed people. Her research has two main foci, first to understanding the neurobiology and genetics of canine behavior and canine cognition, and second, the development of natural genetic and behavioral canine models for human psychiatric illness, particularly those involving anxiety, panic, and aggression.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust. Take a look at the full Health-E Barks podcast series, which includes topics such as dealing with separation anxiety, positive training and behavior modification for dogs, and more! Stay tuned later this week for more 4th of July tips!