With the numerous amounts of training and behavior modification programs out there designed to improve shelter dog adoptions, how do we know which ones to implement at our shelter that will actually improve the rates of successful adoption at a shelter? In this webinar, you will learn what research and science can tell us about adoption. Science has asked questions such as: How do people choose dogs? What do adopters prefer dogs to look and act like at the shelter? What about breed-specific training programs at a shelter?
Learn about past scientific studies that have assessed training programs at shelters as well as our on-going research at the University of Florida on adopter preferences, assessment of current training protocols, as well as our plans for future research that will finally develop a validated, efficient, and effective training program to improve welfare and adoption success of shelter dogs.
Alexandra (Sasha) Protopopova, MS, CPDT-KA, will discuss the various training and behavior modifications programs currently in use and how to improve adoption of shelter dogs. Using scientific findings, she will identify which of these programs work best to improve the adoption of shelter dogs.