How to Help People Resolve Some Common Behavior Problems and Keep Their Pets

January 2019 by Kelley Bollen, MS, CABC, Owner and Executive Director, Kelley Bollen Consulting

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

Video Length: 58:06

All shelters need to be able to provide the public with useful information on how to resolve common behavior problems in cats and dogs. When people get frustrated with their pet's behavior, their bond suffers, and if they can't figure out how to deal with the issue, they may feel that their only option is to surrender their pet to the shelter.

This talk reviews the most common behavior problems in dogs and cats and provides practical advice that can be shared with the pet owner to help keep pets in their homes. This presentation was given at the Maddie's® Pet Project "Saving Nevada's Pets" conference and made possible by the Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation and supported by Maddie's Fund.

About Kelley Bollen

Kelley has a master's degree in Animal Behavior, is a Certified Animal Behavior Consultant (CABC) and a professional member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). She formerly served as the Director of Behavior Programs for Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

Kelley is an author of chapters and articles relating to animal behavior and is an oft-invited speaker at national conferences. A Faculty Fellow for the Center for Animals in Public Policy at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts (lecturing in both the Shelter Medicine and Animal Behavior courses), Kelley also serves on the Tufts Shelter Medicine Program's Academic Steering Committee. As a consultant for Humane Network, Kelley works with shelters and communities to responsibly and sustainably increase their lifesaving capacity.

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