Goodbye Pasadena, Hello Chicago

Toward the end of March, I traveled to Pasadena, California to give a three-day seminar on cat and dog behavior (one day on cats, two days on dogs).  The dog days were better attended than the cat days because, I suppose, there are more dog trainers than cat trainers but either way the event was a great success.  About 800 Power Points slides later and a score or so of videos, I wound up the event and headed to Santa Monica to watch the sun set over the Pacific before heading back to Boston exhausted but happy.  That week I was inundated with new cases involving canine aggression, various types of anxiety, compulsive disorders, and even submissive urination.  On the Friday of that week, I was joined by a reporter from Science magazine who is writing a piece about one of my main interests, how spontaneously occurring animal behavior problems can sometimes shed light on human psychiatric conditions.  The matter is somewhat controversial with opinions varying from “how can we learn anything about human behavior by studying animals” to “this is an untapped mine of information, the study of which will benefit not only dogkind but also mankind.”  Anyway, with that week behind me I am now preparing for another two-day canine behavioral seminar event at Narnia Pet Behavior & Training in Plainfield, Illinois (near Chicago).  Anybody from that area who is interested in attending should check out my website, The under “Events” to see the full program.  That’s it for now.  Keep the faith and keep on training – positively.

Nicholas H. Dodman


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Positively Expert: Nicholas Dodman

Dr. Dodman is one of the world's most noted and celebrated veterinary behaviorists, an acclaimed author of four books, and a regular lecturer. Dr. Dodman has written 5 highly acclaimed books and has authored two textbooks and more than 150 scientific articles and book chapters. He appears regularly on radio and television.


4 thoughts on “Goodbye Pasadena, Hello Chicago

  1. Samantha Fittro

    I have a dog that will be 10 months old in three days. He has separation anxiety. whenever I go anywhere without him, he will sit at the door and cry and howl. I'm been looking for a job and I don't want to start working until I can break him from this. Usually there is someone still at the house. I've been trying not to give him any attention before I leave and as soon as I come back. Please Help

  2. Nicholas Dodman

    I am currently not permitted to give seminars in New England because that would compete with Tufts CE programs (it is thought). That may change, but I would not hold your breath!

    Re. the separation anxiety dog, we do offer help via our remote consulting services fro problems such as this. Contact my appointment secretary Ronn Tinker at 508-887-4640 or email her at [email protected]

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