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Special Guest: Behaviorist Sophia Yin

How to behave so your dog behaves, preventing dog bites, and more
By The Bark Editors, May 2011, Updated June 2021

Once again we are super psyched to have a wonderful guest for our weekly open thread. Today, Sophia Yin, DVM, will be stopping in off-and-on to chat and answer questions. A frequent contributor to Bark, Sophia is the author of two textbooks: Low Stress Handling, Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs and Cats and The Small Animal Veterinary Nerdbook, a best-selling textbook for veterinarians, as well as a book for dog owners, How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves and her newest ebook, Perfect Puppy in 7 Days.

We’re especially happy to have Sophia here this week because it’s National Dog Bite Prevention Week, and she’s been diligent in raising awareness about dog bite prevention.

If you have other stories, questions or comments on your mind, this is your opportunity to put it out there for the rest of the Bark community as well. Welcome all newcomers: The open thread is a little like the dog park—get out there and run, sniff around and play nice. Obscene, abusive, offensive or commercial comments will be taken down. We close the thread at 4 p.m. PST.