Looking for ways to keep dogs in your care mentally healthy? The shelter is a stressful place for animals. Novelty of the environment, the restricted nature of confinement, and a lack of mental and physical stimulation contribute to stress. It's imperative that we keep the dogs in our care mentally as well as physically healthy while they await adoption.
By the end of this webinar, you can develop an understanding about:
Why behavioral and environmental enrichment should be considered an integral part of routine care
Best practices for developing behavioral and environmental enrichment in a shelter
Ways to enrich dogs held at your facility as well as in foster care
This free, 60-minute webinar will benefit anyone working in animal welfare. And bonus: The ideas you learn in the webinar are perfect to share with adopters since all animals benefit from mental stimulation in their lives.
As owner and director of Animal Alliances, LLC, Kelley Bollen teaches a variety of dog training classes and offers private behavior consultations to pet owners. She consults with animal shelters nationwide in the design and implementation of comprehensive behavior programs that address the behavioral health of shelter animals during their stay. A faculty fellow for the Center for Animals in Public Policy at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts, Bollen also served as director of behavior programs for the shelter medicine program at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.