Here are some extra things I’m up to—come join me!

Here are some extra things I’m up to—come join me!

Check out these opportunities to geek out with me (and awesome guest speakers, too) about science and dogs

The Stress Factor in Dogs: Unlocking Resiliency and Enhancing Well-Being

My new book!

An in-depth analysis of the science behind stress in dogs

In The Stress Factor in Dogs, Dr. Kristina Spaulding explores what science has revealed about stress in dogs and other mammals and demonstrates how to effectively read scientific research in order to apply our acquired knowledge to the dogs in our lives. This thoroughly comprehensive book provides detailed insight on how stress affects the health and well-being of our dogs at all stages of development. By analyzing how stress is connected to problem behaviors, such as aggression and reactivity, Dr. Spaulding is able to offer solutions to dog owners, trainers, veterinarians, and shelter staff who desire to reduce stress and increase resiliency in dogs.

Research Bites Podcast

Interviews with animal behavior researchers about applied animal behavior.

Latest episode: September 8, 2022

PPG Webinar: Emotion and Its Role in Behavior

Wednesday, October 5th at 2 pm ET. 

The function of emotion is to motivate behavior. That means it’s very closely tied to learning. In fact, certain theories of emotion view emotions as reinforcements or punishments for behavior. In this webinar, learn what emotion is, the different viewpoints on how emotion influences behavior and how to harness this information to your benefit.

APDT Conference – full day workshop and multiple talks

– with Irith Bloom

October 19th – 21st, Daytona Beach, FL

Join us in person for this year’s APDT Conference. Irith and I will be doing a variety of talks on agency and choice. And don’t miss the panel discussion on Finding Your Crew – fostering support and friendship among dog professionals.


Fear and Impulsivity Mentorship – October 17th, 2022 – Would you like to improve your effectiveness and success rate with impulsivity/hyperactivity, reactivity, and fear clients, or are you looking to get started with these types of behavior issues?

Fundamentals of Ethology – January 11th, 2023 – Think outside the Skinner box! Ethology is the scientific and objective study of how animals behave in the real world. This course will teach you the core concepts of ethology — how animals see their world, and why they behave the way they do.

What is a Dog? – February 15, 2023– This course takes a deep dive into our understanding of dogs as a species, and therefore how we live with them and train them, how they learn, and how we can best solve behavioral issues if they arise. 

The Power of Choice

In person seminar 

June 3 – 4, 2023

Masschusetts – click here for more information

Do you work with dogs who have big behavior issues and are stressed to the max?

Do you want to learn more about how giving dogs choices can help decrease their stress and improve behavior?

Join Irith Bloom (CPDT-KSA, CBCC-KA, CDBC, CSAT, KPA CTP, VSPDT, CBATI, TAGteacher, VSDTA Faculty, DWA Faculty) and Kristina Spaulding (PhD, CAAB) for two days of in-person interactive learning with working spots for 12 dogs.