|20190508||Presentation||presentation||Animal Protection Officers: Using a Community-based Approach to Measurably Reduce Intake in the Field||
Animal Protection Officers: Using a Community-based Approach to Measurably Reduce Intake in the Field
Mark Sloat, Program Manager, Austin Animal Center and April Moore, Engagement Manager, Austin Animal CenterMarch 2019
This session will teach approaches that value the human-animal bond, redefine 'animals in need,' and engage community members, shelter staff, and volunteers to solve problems together.
|20180131||Flash||flash||Basket Muzzle Training||
Fear FreeFebruary 2018
Conditioning a dog to be comfortable wearing a muzzle is an important life skill. In this short video by Fear Free you can learn how to do exactly that.
|20180118||Flash||flash||House Training Your Foster Dog||
Learn some easy methods to help in house training your foster dog in this short video.
|20170601||Blog||blog||Host a feline communication popcorn party, and help cats!||
June 1, 2017
If you’d like your shelter and rescue group staff, volunteers, fosters and adopters — as well as cat loving community-members — to speak cat, it may be time to host a party to watch our free online course, Feline Communication: How to Speak Cat!, together! When you know how to read it, a cat's body…
|20170214||Presentation||presentation||Can You Speak Cat? Test Your Knowledge!||
Dr. Susan Krebsbach and Dr. Laurie PeekFebruary 2017
In this series of six 4-minute exercises, you can test your knowledge of what cats are conveying with their body language and vocalization.
|20170110||Blog||blog||Through a cat’s nose: How understanding smell can keep cats in homes and reduce stress in shelters||
January 10, 2017
Most of us know dogs put a lot of store in how things smell, their noses are legendary for their sniffing ability. It’s not as widely known that the smells in a cat’s environment are a critical part of what makes a cat feel safe and free of stress, whether the cat is living in…
|20161207||Webcast||webcast||Helping Shelter Pets find Health, Happiness and Homes with Fear Free||
Dr. Marty BeckerNovember 2016
Learn why fear is the worst thing a social species can experience, and how it causes permanent damage to the brain.
|20150220||Presentation||presentation||Taking Troubled Tabbies from Naughty to Nice||
Sara Cookson and Kristin Hill February 2015
Every rescue encounters troubled cats with issues that go beyond tortitude. The Austin Pet's Alive! Cat Behavior Team will teach you how to prevent behavior problems before they start.
|20131201||Article||article||Physical and Behavioral Development of Kittens for the First Six Weeks of Life||
Susan Krebsbach, DVMDecember 2013
Early behavioral development of kittens is governed by the extent to which other body systems and senses have developed. An understanding of both is vital if we are to comprehend the antics of the kittens in our charge.
|20130401||Article||article||From Helpless Newborn to Skilled Acrobat: Feline Development and the Orphaned Kitten||
Susan Krebsbach, DVMApril 2013
Kittens may start out tiny and helpless, but they rapidly develop into some of nature's most agile and active creatures. Making sure they grow up with their social and behavioral needs met is as important as making sure their physical needs are fulfilled, says Susan Krebsbach, DVM.
|20120901||Presentation||presentation||Canine Body Language in the Shelter||
Dr. Sara Bennett, DVM, DACVBSeptember 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.