Implementing a simple exercise can do wonders for barking shelter dogs

It’s the final Maddie’s® Insights for the spring! Join us on Thursday, May 9th at 12:00PM PT/3:00PM ET for Impact of Classical Counterconditioning (Quiet Kennel Exercise) on Barking in Shelter Dogs with Sara Bennett DVM, MS, DACVB and Jamirelis Carrero, DVM candidate. A major welfare concern in animal shelters is excessive barking from kenneled dogs.… Learn More

Camp Maddie: Behavior Edition session recordings now available on-demand!

Maddie’s Fund® recently hosted Camp Maddie, a two-day online event focusing on dog behavior. We’re happy to share that sessions are now available for you to learn at your leisure on Maddie’s® University! Whether you missed it the first time or just want a refresher, these informative sessions may be just what your organization needs it… Learn More

Camp Maddie: Behavior Edition featuring Dr. Chris Pachel

Join us at Camp Maddie: Behavior Edition on March 20 and April 3, 2024 from 9AM-1PM PT (12PM-4PM ET) for two free, virtual, half-days that will include presentations, short videos and question & answer sessions about dog behavior. We’ll talk about determining which dogs are safe to rehome, keeping dogs happy and healthy while they… Learn More

Camp Maddie: Behavior Edition featuring Michael Shikashio

Has your animal organization ever dealt with difficult to place dogs? Do you want to learn key factors to ensure the behavioral well-being of them while searching for a suitable home? Camp Maddie: Behavior Edition featured speaker, Michael Shikashio, has you covered! We’re thrilled to share that Shikashio will cover these topics and more in… Learn More

How Napa Humane is offering dog training classes to keep people and pets together 

Broadening community services through accessible preventative programs is what Napa Humane is all about. Although the organization has been around for about 50 years, they no longer have a physical shelter or animals. So, what do they have? A spay/neuter and vaccine clinic, a mobile clinic, humane education programs and most recently, accessible dog training classes. … Learn More

Prison training programs using shelter dogs 

Prison training programs with shelter dogs can be transformative. Has your animal organization considered getting involved with a local prison training program but not sure where to start? Or maybe you’re just interested in learning more about what a program like this entails? The recording of the Community Conversation featuring a Prison Training Programs Discussion… Learn More

Research study: Foster care has an impact on dogs’ welfare and adoption

This post was originally published in 2019. We are republishing today as foster care is as important as ever.  Button had been at the Kansas City Pet Project for about a month, and he wasn’t doing well. He was displaying alarming signs of kennel stress, including pacing, spinning, vocalizing and jumping up and down over… Learn More

Join us for a new webcast series, Maddie’s Insights!

Introducing a brand new webcast series, Maddie’s® Insights. Starting on Thursday, September 8, at 12:00PM / 3:00PM ET, these monthly webcasts will provide practical tips based on current research to help pets and people. Maddie’s Fund® Director of Outreach and Research, Sheila Segurson, DVM, DACVB will host this 60 minute webcast. “It’s pretty common that… Learn More

Dog and cat behavior and training resources at your fingertips!

Need a specific resource on behavior or training? Or maybe you have some to share? Either way, Maddie’s® Pet Forum May resource drive is for you! This month, the focus is on dog and cat behavior or training resources. You’ll find resources for animals while in your shelter/rescue organization’s care and separate folders with resources… Learn More

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