CEU Event: What is Canine Welfare, and How do We Measure it in the Shelter?

When: 09/26/2021 10:30am to 09/26/2021 11:30am
Where: Online


*CPDT-KA: 0.5 *CBCC-KA: 0.5
CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 0.50 CBCC-KSA Knowledge: 0.50
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.


Considerable progress has been made to improve the outcomes for dogs arriving to animal shelters, resulting in substantial increases in the number of dogs adopted and returned to their owners as well as reductions in euthanasia. Over this time, the role of the animal shelter has changed as well, from one of temporary holding to longer lengths of stay as we attempt to save the lives of more dogs. Thus, we must also evolve the care that we provide to adequately meet and ideally exceed their welfare needs. In this talk, I’ll discuss how we can best assess welfare and promising measures found across the scientific literature that can help us better understand dogs’ experiences in the shelter. By identifying meaningful welfare measures, interventions intended to improve the lives of shelter-living dogs can be tested and disseminated to animal shelters.

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

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