CEU Event: How Enrichment Can Improve the Welfare of Your Shelter's Dogs

When: 09/25/2021 8:00am to 09/26/2021 4:00pm
Where: Online

CEUs

*CPDT-KA: 1 *CBCC-KA: 0
CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 1.00 CBCC-KSA Knowledge: 0.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00 CBCC-KSA Skills: 0.00

* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.

Description

The use of behavioral interventions designed to improve the welfare of dogs in animal shelters has become much more commonplace; yet, many interventions have not been empirically tested. Within the literature, animal scientists have explored the use of a wide range of enrichment strategies with sheltered dogs and tested their impacts on physiology and behavior with the goal of improving welfare. In this presentation, I’ll examine these interventions which can be broadly categorized as either social interaction with a human or conspecific; object enrichment; or sensory stimulation. I’ll also discuss the implications of these studies, including which additive interventions show the greatest potential for positively impacting dogs’ lives in the shelter.

Sponsor:Science of Animal Behavior Conference
Speaker(s):Dr. Lisa Gunter

Contact: Katelin Thomas
 Email: info@scienceofanimalbehaviorconference.com
 Web: https://www.scienceofanimalbehaviorconference.com/