The first of its kind, this book is written and edited by leading experts in shelter medicine, applied animal behavior, and shelter administration.
Animal Behavior for Shelter Veterinarians and Staff presents and evaluates available research and programs that address both animal and human behaviors associated with the intake, management, and rehoming of dogs and cats.
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This 400-page book:
- Helps shelter professionals better understand dog and cat behavior
- Reviews behavioral reasons for the relinquishment of dogs and cats
- Describes intake and assessment protocol, shelter design, training, and enrichment programs that reduce stress and enhance behavioral well-being
- Explains concepts to improve the adoption process and support the human-animal bond post-adoption
Read a sample chapter: Introduction to Dog Behavior