Title: Saving Shelter Cats: Evaluation, Enrichment and Behavior rehabilitation
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This seminar dvd can be found at www.tawzerdog.com Cats pose a unique challenge to shelters. Most cats find the shelter environment, with restrictive confinement and exposure to unfamiliar animals and people, extremely stressful. During this presentation, we review indicators of stress and learn how various forms of enrichment can aid in reducing stress. We cover the limited information available on evaluating feline temperament for decisions regarding suitability for adoption and selecting appropriate placement. Evaluations sometimes reveal problematic behavior -- behavior modification and management can improve or even resolve certain issues in the shelter environment. The techniques of positive reinforcement, desensitization, and counter conditioning are demonstrated in the context of shelter cases.
Sponsor: TAWZER DOG LLC
Speaker(s): Pamela Reid, Ph.D, CAAB, CPDT