Tools & Tips
Explore hundreds of how-tos, guidelines, case studies, and more to help you get inspired, improve your work, and save more lives.
7 Tips on Canine Body Language
These seven tips for reading canine body language are perfect for sharing with staff and volunteers.
Read And Relax: Animal Enrichment Program
At the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, volunteers read to dogs to provide enrichment and reduce stress.
Increasing the Odds of a Successful Adoption
Discover the best ways to prepare and provide support for adopters bringing a new dog into their home.
Defensive Dog Handling
Learn how to defuse potential dog aggression with your body language and the proper way to use a leash and other dog-handling tools.
Human Body Language and Dog Behavior
Identify ways to interact with and handle dogs (including shy and aggressive ones) to help ensure a positive experience for everyone.
Animal Behavior for Shelters
This webinar will provide information and tools outlined in the book Animal Behavior for Shelter Veterinarians and Staff.
Identifying and Managing Food Guarding
Learn how to identify food guarding behavior using the SAFER aggression assessment and hear what shelters are currently doing with food guarding dogs.
Discover how to read feline body language and use your own body to show cats you are a friend, not a foe.
Animal Enrichment Best Practices
A strong shelter enrichment program will help give your animals more freedom from discomfort, freedom to express normal behavior & freedom from fear.