Stress Reduction: Happy and Healthy Shelter Dogs

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Positive reinforcement training and enrichment exercises are some of the best ways to reduce kennel stress and increase adoptability for shelter dogs. This seminar teaches viewers about the benefits of getting a dog’s food out of their food bowl and into a training and enrichment program. Whatever your shelter’s budget, you’ll learn about quick and easy ways that you can convert a dog’s daily ration to an increased quality of life that are fun and achievable for canine and humans alike! This is a presentation from the 2015 ASPCA-Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conference at Cornell University.

Bennett, S. (2016). Stress Reduction: Happy and Healthy Shelter Dogs. Maddie’s Fund. Retrieved June 24, 2023 from

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Topic(s): Behavior, Problem Abnormal Behavior, Recognition, Shelter and Rescue