During busy seasons some shelters are filled beyond capacity and the best way to remedy this is to get pets adopted out quickly. Besides ensuring that pets are healthy and the environment low stress so that the animals will be comfortable and engaged, what else can shelters do to get these pets adopted out quickly? The following are six marketing tips for increasing adoption rates.
Frequently in our jobs at veterinary hospitals, shelters or even boarding facilities, we’re so used to dealing with animals and trying to get our jobs done quickly that we forget how our actions can affect the animal or look to the clients. Here are 5 tips for handling dogs and cats in a caring manner.
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Most of you have probably heard that cats don’t like pottying in covered litter boxes; which is what this setup was, in essence. But according to a recent study, this assumption may be wrong.
Last time we looked at how to use a science-based approach (use of counterconditioning) to dealing with dogs with food bowl aggression and saw that by approaching the problems systematically the solution was pretty straightforward. So how do we tweak that approach to the case where the dog is food aggressive only towards other dogs?
Possession aggression seems like such a puzzling problem; however, if you take a scientific approach then fixing the situation can be straightforward. It’s all about finding a way to help the dog feel like everyone’s going to steal his stuff. So how do you do that?
One animal behavior intern learns the importance of applying science to training in her month-long internship with Dr. Yin.
Here is the progression of exercises we performed on day 1 of our dog class. We use it for regular dogs as well as reactive dogs, which is why we are also able to easily integrate some reactive or hyperactive dogs in our class.