July 2019 by Rebecca Lohnes, MS, CDBC, ACCBC, Behavior and Training Manager, Lollypop Farm

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

Video Length: 52:21

Sometimes all that's needed is some behavioral support to prevent an animal from being rehomed. In this workshop Rebecca Lohnes of Lollypop Farm discusses various strategies and programs aimed at helping to address behavioral issues in the animal's original home before they are relinquished to a shelter. The goal is to repair, preserve, and enhance the human-animal bond in order to render relinquishment unnecessary. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference.

About Rebecca Lohnes

Rebecca Lohnes, MS, CDBC, ACCBC has been the Behavior and Training Manager at Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester since 2011. In addition to working with the people and animals of the shelter, she teaches dog training classes, lectures in the community on cat and dog behavior and is available for behavior consultations for both dogs and cats. She believes in using positive reinforcement and force-free methods to repair, preserve, and enhance the human-animal bond.

Rebecca is certified through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants in the dog and cat divisions. She has degrees from Yale University (BS 2005) and Cornell University (MSc 2010). After work is done, you'll find Rebecca outside in the garden with her dog, clicker training her cats, or traveling to distant lands to make memories and photographs.