July 2012 by Kelley Bollen, MS, CABC

Audience: Executive Leadership, Foster Caregivers, Public, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers, Veterinary Team

Video Length: 39 minutes

Kelley Bollen, MS, CABC and Behavioral Consultant for Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, gives a must see presentation on Behavior Modification in the Shelter at the 2012 ASPCA/Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Conference. If your shelter is thinking about starting a behavior modification program - watch this talk! Kelley shares her expertise with the audience to assist shelters with the identification of animals and situations where behavior modification has the opportunity to produce positive results. She also discusses techniques for modifying behavior.

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Kelley Bollen, MS, CABC

Kelley Bollen is a Certified Animal Behavior Consultant with a Master's degree in Animal Behavior, who has specialized in shelter behavioral care for the past twelve years. Ms. Bollen currently serves as the Behavior Consultant for the Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine. In this role, she teaches shelter medicine residents, interns and veterinary students about animal behavior as it relates to the shelter environment. Ms. Bollen is also the owner/director of Animal Alliances, LLC, an animal behavior consulting business that helps private pet owners with problem behaviors, conducts educational seminars for veterinary staff and consults with animal shelters across the country to help them address such things as stress reduction, environmental enrichment, safe animal handling and canine behavior assessments. In her previous position as the Behaviorist for the Massachusetts SPCA, Ms. Bollen conducted and published research on the reliability of shelter dog behavior evaluations.