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: December 5, 2022

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. 


The Thinking Animal: April 6th, 2023Have you ever wondered what’s going on in your dog’s head? Cognition refers to those intangible, invisible mental processes that influence behavior.  Understanding those processes is critical to understanding behavior! 

Fear and Impulsivity Mentorship – May 24th – 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 – July 24th, 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.


I’ll be speaking at the 2023 Dog Behavior Conference held online April 21 – 23. Get more information here.

Other speakers include Suzanne Clothier, Irith Bloom, Darris Cooper, Andrew Hale, and many more! 


May 4 – 7th, Houston, TX

Don’t miss the first in-person IAABC Foundation conference! I am thrilled to be co-presenting the closing keynote with Dr. Amy Pike. Register by February 16th for early bird pricing! Get a list of all of the amazing speakers and topics here.