Behavior training in shelters

There are many methods of animal training available today.  However, some methods prove to be safer and more humane than others. Positive reinforcement training is one method that has proved humane, effective, and also strengthens the bond between animal and owner. Positive reinforcement training identifies a desirable behavior and reinforces that behavior with reward. Clicker training Read More…

ASPCA/Cornell/Maddie’s 2014 Recap: Foreign Bodies in Shelter Dogs

This article contains a brief synopsis of information presented at the 2014 ASPCA Cornell Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference. This presentation was given this past July by Tiva Hoshizaki, BVSc, the Janet L. Swanson resident in shelter medicine at Cornell University, to the shelter staff and volunteer track. Foreign bodies can gastrointestinal obstructions, which can be Read More…