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Making Best Friends for Life

NPO for Behavior Support and Training


Our Mission

Aiming to remove financial barriers for behavior support and training programs for individuals living with or organizations overseeing the care of animals. 

Every service purchased and donation made
funds free programs for those in need. 

Constructional Approach to Animal Welfare and Training is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization.

Our Mission
How We Serve


Join Maasa and Sean on a thought-provoking and fun journey as we explore topics to help build mutually enjoyable relationships with our furry companions, enhance training, and explore other issues important to animal welfare and training.


We offer a variety of group classes to learn about the science of behavior, the Constructional Approach, and constructional programs. We also offer private and organizational consultation as well. Learn more about what we offer!


In our 3rd Annual CAAWT Conference, we will have Barbara Heidenreich as the keynote speaker, and Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz, Dr. T. V. Joe Layng, Sean Will, and Maasa Nishimuta as speakers! This is going to be a thought-provoking and fun conference! It will be held from 7/25 to 7/30 (U.S. Eastern Time)!


Our CAAWT Webinar Series covers a variety of topics related to our lives with our animal companions. The topics we discuss are based on requests from our community!

All the profits from the group classes, private consultations, conferences, and webinars will fund
free programs that CAAWT offers for individuals and facilities that oversee the care of animals.

How We Serve
Group Classes

We offer a variety of group classes where you can learn about the science of behavior, the Constructional Approach (Goldiamond, 1974/2002; Layng, T. V. J. et al., 2022), measurement and data collection, behavior assessments, and how to design and program using the Constructional Approach to achieve you and your furry friends' meaningful goals. 

Currently, the group class below is open:


If you have any questions about the group class, please feel free to contact us.

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CAAWT Membership is an online constructional community where we support each other to learn the Constructional Approach and continue refining our knowledge and skills to improve the lives of animals and our relationships with them.
Constructional Resources

Constructional Affection

This is where you can find information, videos, and resources on Constructional Affection.

Aggression Treatment

This is where you can find information and resources on Constructional Aggression Treatment.

Informational Sources

This is where you can find research publications, books, and other information related to Constructional Approach!


Fundraising: Digitalizing Critical Interviews in Behavior Analysis and Animal Training 

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CAAWT is currently collecting donations to help preserve over 200 interviews done by Marian and Bob Bailey - never before seen! Please click here to learn more about this amazing opportunity to preserve and delight in the history of our field!

As we digitize, we will release on our YouTube Channel - Constructional Approach to Animal Welfare and Training.

The Bailey Interviews

We released several Interviews conducted by Marian and Bob Bailey back in 90s! Please enjoy the interviews and learn from the pioneers!

Biography: The Life of Israel Goldiamond

We are pleased to bring you our first biography for the "On the Shoulder of Giants" podcast series. This biography will feature interviews with Dr. Goldiamond, his students, family, and friends. This biography will follow Dr. Goldiamond's entire life, exploring his early childhood in post-WWI Ukraine, moving to the U.S. and growing up through the roaring '20s, his contributions to the Allied efforts in WWII, his lasting impacts on those close to him, and his discoveries in the field of Behavior Analysis. 

Become a CAAWT Podcast Sponsor
 to enjoy the life of Israel Goldiamond!
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