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Low-Cost Enrichment Through Shaping

Shelters can be a stressful environment for dogs. Fortunately, there are simple, low-cost enrichment activities that can be implemented to…
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Building Confidence with Training

If you work at or have ever visited a shelter, you know these dogs: the shy dogs that cower in…
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Teach Behaviors that Lead to Faster Adoptions

If you work at, volunteer for, or have visited a shelter, you’ve probably experienced rows of dogs barking and jumping…
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Foundation Behaviors for Shelter Dogs: Loose-Leash Walking

When they think about adding a new dog to the family, many people dream of long, leisurely strolls with their…
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Shelter Enrichment for Cats: The Target Game

The shelter environment is stressful for dogs, and for the people who work there, but the environment is especially stressful…
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Training in the Shelter: Harness Desensitization

Walking a dog with a harness is safer and more comfortable than walking a dog with a traditional collar. However,…
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Training in the Shelter: Introduction to Targeting

Targeting, when a dog to touches a body part to a specific object or person, is a very valuable and…
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Karen Pryor Academy Helps Raise Standards for Dog Training Professionals

Waltham, MA, December 16, 2019—Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) will be the first private education institution to join forces with three…
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Karen Pryor Academy Announces 2019 Zoe Shelter Scholarship Recipients

Waltham, MA, October 31, 2019—Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) and Lisa White, DVM, founder of Veterinary Behavior Management Solutions in Cincinnati,…
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Low-Cost Enrichment Ideas for Shelters

Life in a shelter is stressful for dogs—even at the most humane shelters. A variety of enrichment activities can enhance…
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