February 2016

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

Shy Dogs: How Your Organization Trains Staff and Volunteers

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Survey Results

Training programs that help shy or fearful dogs may help to improve lifesaving efforts and the safety of staff and volunteers.

We asked you to share your training processes and resources for shy or fearful dogs and you responded! The data we gathered in this preliminary report came from 416 employees and volunteers at shelters, rescue groups and animal welfare organizations from across the country.

Your participation has given us more information about successful programs. Maddie's Fund® will be testing and sharing some of your outstanding ideas to get more pets into healthy, happy homes.

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