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8 Tips for Brushing Up Your Canine Communication Skills
Learn more about dog body language in order to conduct more predictive assessments, avoid bites and provide better quality of life for the canines in your care.
Stressbuster: Canine Sleepovers
Find out how one shelter reduces stress for dogs without entirely removing them from the adoption floor.
Read And Relax: Animal Enrichment Program
At the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, volunteers read to dogs to provide enrichment and reduce stress.
Dog Enrichment Schedule
This sample schedule makes dog enrichment a part of your everyday routine.
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.
How to Plan & Track the Best Enrichment Program Ever
Participants will walk away knowing the right strategies to set individual shelter goals, plus how to track the program to maximize effectiveness.
The 8 Components Every Animal Enrichment Program Should Have
Learn from subject matter experts about the various elements that make up an impactful enrichment program.
Do Try This At Home: Cheap & Fun Enrichment Ideas for Shelters
Walk away from this webinar, the final in the four-part series, with enrichment ideas you can try at your shelter.
They Did It: Doggy Day Out
Read about one agency's Doggy Day Out program that lets volunteers take dogs on trips of their choosing like hikes, beach trips, dinners and even sleepovers.