CEU Event: Fraidy Cat Then and Now: Optimizing a shelter socialization program

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


*CPDT-KA: 0 *CBCC-KA: 1.5
CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 0.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00

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

PLEASE NOTE: CPDT-KA can earn a MAXIMUM of 12 CPDT-KSA Skills CEUS within their 3 year certification period.


"""In 2018, Friends For Life Animal Shelter launched the Fraidy Cat Program, aimed at conditioning fearful shelter cats to approach and solicit affection from potential adopters. This made it possible for once unadoptable cats to be able to reliably find timely placement. Four years and 268 Fraidies later, FFL is moving cats through the program more efficiently than ever. This presentation provides a then and now overview of FFL’s fearful cat program, highlighting the procedural and environmental upgrades that cut the average time to Fraidy Cat “graduation” in half. This session will focus on: - Improved methods in quickly identifying program candidates and starting conditioning processes. - Advancements in Fraidy Cat training procedures that allow the cats increased perceived subjective control over their environment. - Fraidy Cat by numbers: changes in enrollments, graduation times, and length of stay of Fraidy Cats over the life of the program. - Small, resource-friendly changes that shelters can take to cultivate a Fraidy Friendly environment."""

Sponsor:IAABC Foundation
Speaker(s):Melissa Taylor

 Email: courses@iaabcfoundation.org
 Web: https://iaabcfoundation.org/2023-animal-behavior-conference/