Increasing the Odds of a Successful Adoption

(Webinar originally titled Helping Adopted Dogs Adjust to New Homes)

Everyone in shelter and rescue work wants the dogs in their care to go to stable homes. However, there are very few resources for people who are adopting adolescent or adult dogs into their families — most of the information written for new owners is about adopting a puppy — and things don't always go as smoothly as hoped.

In this webinar, critically acclaimed author Dr. Patricia McConnell, CAAB, will discuss what she has learned from her clients and from interviews with experts in the shelter and rescue world about how to help families welcome older dogs into their homes. From how to handle the first day to how to handle common behavioral problems, this webinar will help shelter workers, rescue groups, and foster homes in their efforts to keep dogs in the forever homes that they deserve.

This free, 60-minute webinar is open to animal welfare professionals, volunteers, and foster parents.

This webinar has been approved for 1 CEU for behavior consultants by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT). To receive credit after you watch the full recording, email your CCPDT membership number to ASPCApro with the webinar name. We will submit CCPDT information once per month.

This webinar recording has been approved for 1 CEU by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). To receive credit after you watch the full live session, email us a request.

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