23 November 2016

BEHAVIOUR - Multi-Dog Households: Setting Adopters up for Success

Adding a dog to a household that already has a resident canine can be a challenge.

Whether you work for an animal welfare organization, rescue, bylaw enforcement agency, or pet store that sells or adopts rescue animals, it’s important to
help families create a compatible and peaceful relationship between resident dogs.

The last thing you want is for a dog to be returned because they just don’t get along.

Multi-Dog Households: From First Date to After the Honeymoon, a webinar by Patricia McConnell, talks about:

  • How initial dog-dog introductions can set the stage – for better or worse – for the rest of the relationship.
  • Whether the shelter is or isn’t the ideal place for new or resident dogs to meet.
  • Practical ways to help adopters conduct safe, humane and informative introductions on their own.
  • The evolution of a new social structure – milestones, setbacks and how to help adopters navigate through transition periods.
  • What potential problem situations adopters need to be aware of, such as high arousal areas like doorways, dinner time and managing resources.
  • When to say when – how to determine when a canine relationship isn’t in the best interest of either the dogs or the family.

Free and 90 minutes long, the webinar is available through the ASPCA Professional website.

Patricia McConnell, Ph.D., a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB), author and radio host, will leave you with an enhanced understanding of how to set dogs and people up for success and how to become an advocate and supporter to your adopters.

This webinar recording has been approved by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) and International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) for continuing education credits.

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