To set the stage for accurate interpretation, it is vital to describe behavior objectively. Before delving into the nitty-gritty of dog language, you’ll learn to clarify such muddy labels as submissive, dominant and conflicted.
Assess behavior based on dog’s eyes, ears, mouth, tail, and weight distribution
Correctly identify the many labels attributed to shelter dogs
Understand how to conduct more informative assessments and better matchmaking
These webinars are geared towards animal shelter staff, volunteers, and veterinary staff. They are also useful for dog trainers, doggie daycare owners, and dog groomers.
Dr. Pamela Reid is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB), and currently serves as Vice President of the ASPCA’s Anti-Cruelty Behavior Team (ACBT). The ACBT works closely with the ASPCA’s Field Investigations & Response (FIR) and Community Engagement (CE) teams to provide behavior evaluations, enrichment and rehabilitation for animals from cruelty cases and disaster responses.
Dr. Reid received her Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in animal learning and behavior from the University of Toronto. Dr. Reid frequently lectures on shelter behavior, animal behavior and dog training worldwide. She also trains law enforcement on non-lethal methods of handling dangerous dogs. Her scholarly works include chapters in Readings in Companion Animal Behavior, Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff, Animal Behavior for Shelter Veterinarians and Staff, Mental Health and Well-Being in Animals, The Domestic Dog and The Behavioural Biology of the Dog. Dr. Reid authored the books Excel-erated Learning! Explaining (in plain English) how Dogs Learn and how Best to Teach them and Dog InSight: a Collection of Essays on the Essence of the Dog.