Meeting the Behavioral Needs of Kenneled Dogs – CRONEY RESEARCH GROUP

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Behavior is a key component of animal welfare that both impacts and indicates welfare status (Mellor et al., 2020). Meeting the behavioral needs of an animal decreases stress and fearrelated behaviors (Coppola et al., 2006; Shiverdecker et al., 2013) and improves coping ability (Ninomiya, 2014). For this reason, it is important that animals have the opportunity to engage in natural and rewarding behaviors, even when their physiological needs are already addressed (Jensen & Toates, 1993).

Arrazola, A., Rezvani, T., & Croney, C. (2022). Meeting the behavioral needs of kenneled dogs. Purdue University Extension. Retrieved December 14, 2022, from


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Topic(s): Behavior, Breeder Resource, Designs that Support Good Welfare, Dog to People - Positive Caretaker Interactions, Dog Welfare, Enrichment, Enrichment - Safety & Welfare Considerations, Enrichment, Stress & Improved Welfare, Environment, Kennel Design, Social Interactions, Types of Enrichment, Welfare