Parvo Tips for Animal Shelters

Dr. Courtney White from Humane Society of Huron Valley shares tips for animal shelters on how to manage and treat parvo, including the new Canine Parvovirus Monoclonal Antibody from Elanco.

Playtime & Enrichment For All Cats

In this webinar cat owners, in-shelter caregivers and foster parents will learn how to ease common behavior problems by keeping a cat engaged in play and mentally stimulated. Cat behavior expert Jess Vankoningsveld will cover proper play techniques designed to encourage a natural progression of behaviors, allowing playtime to be as effective as possible, whether… Continue reading Playtime & Enrichment For All Cats

Help! This Dog is Driving Me Crazy: 4 Weeks to a Happier Life

Playing games can help dogs ignore distractions, stay calm, improve overall behavior, and strengthen the bond with their owner or handler. In this interactive four-part series, each week our certified trainers will teach you easy games to play with your dog and give you challenges to build your dog’s skills! You will be invited to join a private Facebook group page to engage with the trainers and other participants to share success stories and get feedback on your progress.

Decrease Length of Stay With Conversational Adoption Counseling

Join us as Alison Balow, adoptions and front-of-house manager for the Humane Society of Huron Valley, demonstrates how conversational counseling can help overcome common barriers to adoption by taking a more personalized approach to customer interactions. In this webinar, you will learn how conversational adoption counseling can decrease length of stay and lead to fewer returns. Alison will provide an overview and examples of the techniques best suited to engaging in friendly and thoughtful discussions with potential adopters.

Scent 4 Shelter Dogs

Celebrate Pet Owners Day with an introduction to scentwork. Whether you are a small rural shelter, a foster-based rescue, or a large open-admission municipal shelter, you can easily establish a scent enrichment program that will transform the lives of the dogs in your care. Nosework can help reduce anxiety, calm overstimulated dogs, burn energy in hyperactive dogs, and build confidence in shy and fearful dogs. And it’s not just for dogs … all companion animals can benefit from scentwork. Small budget, large budget, no budget? You can do this!

Unlock the Secrets of Dog Body Language

much of this information. Dog body language is an elaborate and sophisticated system of nonverbal communication that we can learn to recognize and interpret. Being able to understand how the dogs in our care are feeling and how to help them feel more comfortable, confident, and safe are essential skills that all shelter staff and rescue volunteers should know.

Understanding Separation Anxiety: Achieving Success with Training and Adoption

Separation anxiety affects almost 20% of dogs in the US and is a common reason for rehoming. Though a huge quality of life issue for dogs and their people, the good news is dogs can overcome separation anxiety! Join us for this webinar to learn more about alone-time behavior concerns, training and best ways to help separation anxiety dogs in shelters and rescues get adopted.