Title: Science and the Shelter Dog: How Do We Improve Adoption?
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With the numerous amounts of training and behavior modification programs out there designed to improve shelter dog adoptions, how do we know which ones to implement at our shelter? Discover what science can tell us! How do people choose dogs? What do adopters prefer dogs to look and act like at the shelter? What about breed-specific training programs? In this talk Alexandra (Sasha) Protopopova, MS, CPDT-KA will discuss past scientific studies that have assessed training programs at shelters as well as provide information about on-going research being conducted at the University of Florida on adopter preferences, assessment of current training protocols, and plans for future research to develop a validated, efficient, and effective training program to improve welfare and adoption success of shelter dogs. A questions and answer session will follow, moderated by Dr. Monique Udell.
Sponsor: E-training for Dogs
Speaker(s): Alexandra (Sasha) Protopopova, MS, CPDT-KA & Monique Udell PhD