Canine Body Language in the Shelter

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Have you ever wondered how dogs communicate? Are we even close to understanding them? Listen to Dr. Sara Bennett, graduate of the Purdue Shelter Veterinary Behavior Residency Program, go through an overview of canine body language and interpretation. This presentation, shared at the Purdue Veterinary Medicine 2012 Fall Conference, discusses welfare implications of different behavior states, as well as how this can affect and be affected by length of stay in a shelter and the animal shelter environment.

Bennett, S. (2012). Canine Body Language in the Shelter. Maddie’s Fund. Retrieved June 21, 2023, from

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Topic(s): Behavior, Canine Body Language, Shelter and Rescue