Purdue Conference 2012

In these two video recordings, Dr. Sara Bennett, graduate of the Purdue Shelter Veterinary Behavior Residency Program, takes the audience through an overview of canine body language and interpretation. She also discusses how human body language can affect dog behavior test performances.

Canine Body Language in the Shelter

September 2012

Have you ever wondered how dogs communicate? Are we even close to understanding them? Dr. Sara Bennett, graduate of the Purdue Shelter Veterinary Behavior Residency Program, goes through an overview of canine body language and interpretation. She discusses welfare implications of different behavior states, as well as how this can affect and be affected by length of stay in a shelter and the animal shelter environment. Learn More

Temperament Testing for Dogs

September 2012

When assessing dogs in a shelter, not only do we need to consider their body language, but our own as well! Dr. Sara Bennett discusses how human body language can affect test performance, and steps to take to avoid this and maintain safe handling. Dr. Bennett also gives an overview of a few commonly used behavior assessments. Learn More