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Q: Does your shelter have a behaviorist on staff?

October 28, 2008 | By VKiggins | 18 answers | Expired: 2229 days ago

VKiggins

Who performs your animal evaluations?

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aine s.
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Oct 28, 2008

I am a behavior and adoption specialist at the Potsdam Humane Society. As A dog trainer I had noticed that many dogs in obedience classes were adopted from local shelters with behavioral isues. A friend convinced me we could make a difference by setting up a behavioral program for shelter dogs. The Potsdam Humane Society was interested but had no money in the budget. I volunteered my services for six months and the program became an instant success. They now pay me!I use SAFER Testing along with the ASPCA's Meet Your Match Program. A Behaviorist is a Veterinarian who has also completed further studies in animal ethology.

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Pia S.
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Oct 28, 2008

We have a staff that conducts behavioral assessments after 3 days when the cortisol levels become lower. The animal is routinely tested thereafter. We also have a behavior department available to work with dogs who need extra work and a canine coach department that works the dogs daily.

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Elizabeth  M.
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Oct 28, 2008

our staff with the help of ourdog training school

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