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Assessing Canine Behavior in the Shelter: How to Collect Objective Info - Shared screen with speaker view
Sue Clement
21:05
Thanks
Sue Clement
28:02
Hi all -- We will start at the top of the hour
Sue Clement
28:39
Hey you!
José Pedro Amaral Leitão
29:23
Hello! Great music going on!
Ashley Woolnough
29:42
Hello! Very excited for this!
ASPCApro ProLearning
30:04
Ok I have 2:59 and will cut music at 3
José Pedro Amaral Leitão
30:58
i used to work in a shelter and most behavior problems were lack of discipline and aggression
Heather Gibbs
31:46
Hello!
Susan Furukawa
31:56
ASPCA in California
Heather Gibbs
31:56
Humane Society of Pinellas in FL, United States
Leslie Krieger
31:58
Hello! from Mountain Humane in Hailey. ID!
John Reese
31:58
Hello from Marin Humane, CA, USA
Dawn Kovell
32:01
Dawn Kovell Marin Humane
Tegan Macdonald
32:02
Hi from Surrey Animal Resource Centre, BC, Canada!
Ashley Woolnough
32:02
Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter, Weatherford, TX
Deborah Ice
32:02
Easton Animal Control Easton CT
Linda Keehn
32:03
Positive Canine Training NY USA
Tammy Ege
32:04
Wilson College, PA, USA
Danielle Joerger
32:08
Hello from Minneapolis Animal Care and Control - MN
Robyn Barbiers
32:08
The Anti-Cruelty Society, Chicago, IL USA
Shannon Poindexter
32:08
ASPCA in Tennessee
Hugh Mulligan
32:08
ASPCA Massachusetts USA
Jessica Poupard
32:08
Canine Care & Control, Toledo, OH
Lisa Lemieux
32:09
Lisa from Central Vermont Disaster Animal Response Team
Linda Haley
32:09
NHSPCA
Cari Tetzlaff
32:10
Oshkosh Area Humane Society, Wisconsin, United States
Emily Monsen
32:10
Last Chance Ranch Animal Rescue Pennsylvania USA
Becky Spencer
32:13
Peoria County Animal Protection Peoria, IL
Katie Christie
32:13
Chattanooga TN, USA
David Campbell
32:13
Partnership for Animal Welfare, MD, USA
Cassandra Dickinson
32:13
Kansas Humane Society, Wichita Kansas USA
Tigan Woolson
32:14
Tigan Lakeshore Humane New yotk
Daphne Bragg
32:26
LifeLine Animal Project Atlanta, GA
Shawna O'Grady
32:27
Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society in Ontario Canada!
Matthew Cicatello
32:28
Behavior Division of the SPCA Serving Erie County, Buffalo NY
João Paulo Amaral Leitão
32:30
hi everyone :)
Victoria Cussen
32:31
Hi Folks! Many people are still only sending to panelists
ADRIANA PEREA
32:36
Hello! My name is Adri, from México working at the University of Barcelona
Victoria Cussen
32:44
Make sure your chat says All panelists and attendees
Jack Fein
32:47
from Jack DCSPCA Dutchess County , N.Y.
Melissa Longo
32:50
The Fayetteville Animal Protection Society, Fayetteville NC!
Victoria Cussen
32:53
It defaults to panelists only :)
Carly Scholten
32:56
Hello! Carly and Christi here from The Animal Foundation in Las Vegas, NV.
Rachel Golub
32:57
Rachel Site Manager PSPCA Lancaster Center
Bernie McDermott
32:58
Citrus County Animal Shelter Inverness Florida
Kara Holland
33:01
Kara Holland, Humane Society of Madison County, Ohio
Rachael Bain
33:16
Brown County Humane Society, Ohio
Lauren Parsons
33:18
Oregon Humane Society, Portland OR
Traci Madson
33:47
Nuzzles & Co Pet Rescue & Adoption from Park City, UT
Michele Lombardi
33:57
Norwich, CT ACO
Lori Burke
34:11
HI there! Has the link for the recording and slides been sent out from last weeks session on part 1?
ADRIANA PEREA
35:27
1st part webinar and notes: https://www.aspcapro.org/webinar/2018-11-06-120000/assessing-canine-behavior-shelter-input-multiple-sources
Victoria Cussen
35:41
Hi Everyone: Please select 'All panelists and attendees' in the chat....otherwise people cannot see your questions. Chat defaults to only sending to panelists, so you have to change the To: field
Lori Burke
36:01
Thank you!
José Pedro Amaral Leitão
36:09
in Portugal we had recently the first effective jail conviction for animal abuse. It is a start...
Brooks Bosley
36:16
Brooks Bosley. queen annes county md
Jennifer Abrams
36:56
Animal Care Centers of NYC, New York USA
José Pedro Amaral Leitão
41:53
Here in Portugal the overall tendence from animal rescue shelters is to keep all the animals regardless of thair "adoptability". They always end with much more animals they are capable of take care. And behavior problems are more prone to develop due to stress and overlotation.
Pia Silvani
43:15
This still exists in the U.S., Jose. It's not perfect here either.
José Pedro Amaral Leitão
44:02
how can we improve this?
Leonore Abordo
44:47
Dr. Yin's protocol for vet staff has multiple applications and is highly effective.
Pia Silvani
45:07
You will get good tips from Dr. Reid and Kristen in this webinar, Jose.
Victoria Cussen
45:19
Hi Leonore - do you have a link for that?
Leonore Abordo
46:11
https://lowstresshandling.com
Victoria Cussen
46:27
Great, thanks for sharing the resource!
Leonore Abordo
46:37
(y)
Danielle Joerger
48:30
What about dogs on stray hold? Would you proceed with a dog intro?
Victoria Cussen
49:12
Hi Danielle - policies vary by shelter. We can ask Dr. Reid and Kristen their opinion at the end!
Dana VanSickle
49:44
Are you advocating for leashed dog introductions?
Victoria Cussen
50:29
Dana, we use loose-leash handling for dog-dog intros to keep dogs safe without putting tension on the dogs.
Susan Furukawa
52:07
nice timing, Pam
José Pedro Amaral Leitão
58:58
do your volunteers get some sort of formation before engaging these activities?
Victoria Cussen
59:28
Jose - do you mean before interacting with the animals in the shelter?
Leslie Krieger
59:41
Audio has been periodically cutting out (I am using phone audio).
Bernie McDermott
59:48
We've implemented Dogs Playing for Life for about a year. I've found it to be very worthwhile both as an energy outlet and a tool to gather info on a dog's social skills.
José Pedro Amaral Leitão
59:55
also, but specialy before perfomring these behavioral challenges
Cassandra Dickinson
01:00:20
Is there a good way to gather information from volunteers? We have paper on all of our dog's kennels for volunteers to write on but we rarely see them filled out.
Victoria Cussen
01:00:58
We can ask Dr. Reid to clarify this. In general, volunteers will not be performing any 'challenges' - just interacting with dogs to socialize or care for them.
Victoria Cussen
01:01:24
Hi Cassandra- good question. Dr. Reid and Kristen will talk about that now!
Victoria Cussen
01:02:19
Hi Jillian - good question re bringing dogs home. There is some research that suggests getting them out even for a little while is overall beneficial to the dogs. We can ask Dr. Reid to talk more about this at the end if there is time.
Lilann Gilbert
01:04:10
we find that day fosters and slumber parties by volunteers are very helpful in collecting information and easing stress.
José Pedro Amaral Leitão
01:04:18
do you neuter all dogs before adoption?
Victoria Cussen
01:04:59
Renee - you need to change your chat to "All panelists and attendees" bc Jose can't see your response
Renee Gutierrez
01:05:17
Yes, we do
Victoria Cussen
01:05:46
Jose - the ASPCA does neuter prior to adoption.
José Pedro Amaral Leitão
01:05:56
thank you both
Emily Monsen
01:05:59
yes we do
Victoria Cussen
01:07:46
Sahra, let's ask the panelists at the end! There are times where a standardized evaluation can't be done because of physical and/or medical limitations - in those cases the other sources of information become even more important.
Victoria Cussen
01:08:07
Sandra, unfortunately that database cannot be shared.
Pam Reid
01:09:21
We are hoping to eventually perfect the database and make it widely available but it's going to take time and lots of money to make it happen :-)
Pam Reid
01:13:25
Excellent question on assessing heavily pregnant dogs. We face that challenge with our cruelty cases. We evaluate them anyway because we need to provide the behavioral evidence to the prosecutor. In general we find that heavily pregnant dogs will still respond to stimuli. Once they have their pups, it's a lot harder to assess them because they are mostly concerned about returning to their babies.
Lauren Parsons
01:18:41
Can you share the behavior evaluation document on the last slide?
José Pedro Amaral Leitão
01:18:52
do you also perform owner "profile" evaluation to make "perfect couples animal-owners"?
John Reese
01:19:24
What happens when you get directly conflicting input from input sources?
Victoria Cussen
01:19:26
Hi Lauren, the slide will be available in the ppt that is shared. The evaluation itself is part of the database that is not yet available to share (but we are working on that for the future!)
Victoria Cussen
01:20:02
Hi John, I've added that to the list! Good question.
Victoria Cussen
01:20:28
The link was to the position statement on behavior assessments...
Victoria Cussen
01:20:49
https://www.aspca.org/about-us/aspca-policy-and-position-statements/position-statement-shelter-dog-behavior-assessments
Susan Furukawa
01:20:50
From Moon Wymore: Is it possible we can get an example copy of Adoptability guidelines for ASPCA
Jackie Maffucci
01:21:45
Related to our conversation but slightly different topic, are there studies that have looked at the traits most important to adopters. I’m curious about best practices for matching adopters with dogs. I’m familiar with the ASPCA Meet your Match Program, so perhaps what I’m asking is how something like that fits into this discussion.
Victoria Cussen
01:21:49
Interesting question Sahra. I'm not aware of longitudinal studies that have tracked pups from birth through adulthood. We can ask the panelists though in case they know.
Victoria Cussen
01:22:43
Interesting question Jackie. I'll add it to the list.
Brooklyn Robinson
01:22:53
How do you screen dog fosters, especially for dogs that may have more behavior issues?
Victoria Cussen
01:23:44
Hi Brooklyn, that is a great question and varies between facilities. I'll add it to the list for the panelists.
Leonore Abordo
01:24:22
how were cortisol metrics analyzed? were there control samples from a like population taken and compared in parallel?
Victoria Cussen
01:25:19
Hi Leonore. Dr. Reid mentioned that research has not been published yet, so we will have to wait until Dr. Gunter publishes to find out!
Pam Reid
01:25:48
I"m afraid I don't have those level of details on the research design but because the research was conducted by Dr. Gunter and Dr. Wynne, I'm highly confident that it was well designed.
Brooklyn Robinson
01:27:50
Thank you!
Tigan Woolson
01:29:16
Do you use anything like a send home document with new families to help with early home problems like stress/housebreaking/multi-pet household management?
Victoria Cussen
01:29:47
Hi Tigan, the adoption center in NY sends home information packets when they adopt out dogs.
Sue Clement
01:29:48
We can take one more question before we wrap
Tigan Woolson
01:30:38
Any chance those are available to look at?
Victoria Cussen
01:30:52
Sahra - interesting question. We see many intact males and females when doing cruelty case evaluations. There has not been a significant difference between intact and neutered - but clearly it would impact dog-dog tests if a dog is in heat.
José Pedro Amaral Leitão
01:30:59
thank you for this excellent presentation
Pam Reid
01:31:00
Dogs in heat: they may assess more sociable
Sue Clement
01:31:10
Thanks all!
João Paulo Amaral Leitão
01:31:24
thanks
Jenny Ness
01:31:31
Thank you!! :)
Susan Furukawa
01:31:47
OK, I'm out