• Welcome to the IAABC
    Welcome to the IAABC
    Our mission is to elevate the standard of animal behavior consulting worldwide.
  • Dog
    Dog Division
    The Dog Division offers behavior consultants and trainers evidence-based,
    thoughtful solutions and peer support.
  • Parrot
    Parrot Division
    The Parrot Division offers education and peer support to consultants
    working with clients living with this rarely-understood pet.
  • Horse
    Horse Division
    The Horse Division offers a thoughtful community of professionals
    dedicated to resolving behavioral challenges with horses.
  • Cat
    Cat Division
    The Cat Division offers evidence-based, thoughtful solutions and
    problem-solving for consultants.

The MuttMix Project:
Where what you get might not be what you see!

Darwin's Dogs, a project of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and U-Mass Medical School, has been conducting ancestry research on thousands of dogs, analyzing DNA saliva samples to tell us the genetic history of our canine companions.

In conjunction with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), the team is launching a "citizen science" survey. The data collected will tell us a lot about how people perceive breeds and mixes. More Info >

The IAABC Journal:
How accurate are dog DNA tests? Insights and challenges in decoding DNA

As with any new technology, breed inference is an exciting opportunity that introduces some unresolved challenges. Many dog owners intrigued to learn more about the origins of their pet will surely appreciate having a window into which breeds contributed to the unique genetics of their mutt.

IAABC Journal

From the IAABC Journal. The IAABC Journal is a publication of the IAABC and is published four times per year. More articles

IAABC Educational Programs

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IAABC Animal Divisions

Cat Division

The Cat Division offers evidence-based, thoughtful solutions and problem-solving for consultants.

Dog Division

The Dog Division offers behavior consultants and trainers evidence-based, thoughtful solutions and peer support.

Horse Division

The Horse Division offers a thoughtful community of professionals dedicated to resolving behavioral challenges.

Parrot Division

The Parrot Division offers education and peer support to consultants working with clients living with this rarely-understood pet.

Shelter Division

The Shelter Division offers support and expertise focused on the welfare of people working in shelters and rescues, and the animals they care for.

Working Animals Division

The Working Animal Division offers thoughtful solutions and strategies for those working with therapy and service animals.

IAABC International Divisions

Español Division

IAABC español aun está en pañales y estamos ansiosos de traer más de todo lo que ofrecemos a la División en los meses y años venideros.

Ireland Division

Our IAABC Ireland Division brings together trainers, behaviorists, shelter and rescue workers and volunteers, the veterinary community and academic researchers.

UK Division

Our IAABC UK Division brings together trainers, behaviorists, shelter and rescue workers and volunteers, the veterinary community and academic researchers.

Join the IAABC

IAABC membership includes primary enrollment in one of our 6 divisions: Dog, Cat, Parrot, Horse, Working Animal and Shelter. Members may participate in and join any and all division lists, groups and activities in addition to those associated with their chosen primary division.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Resources such as logos, posters, materials, etc.
  • Discounts on education programs
  • Conference discounts
  • Inclusion in our Find a Consultant search tool
  • Marketing materials and resources

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