Course Description

The shelter environment is a very stressful place that affects the psychological well-being of the animals. Comprehensive behavior programs are essential to keep the animals behaviorally and emotionally healthy during their stay. This eight-week course will give you the knowledge and skills to develop an effective behavior program aimed at improving the welfare of the animals in your care.

Dates: 5/17/21 – 7/11/21

Who will benefit from this program?

· Anyone currently affiliated with an animal shelter or rescue organization who wants to learn more about animal behavior as it relates to the shelter/foster environment.

· Anyone who wants to improve the emotional wellbeing of the animals in your care.

· Anyone seeking a behavior specialist position with an animal shelter or rescue organization.

What You Will Learn

· Gain knowledge on how to read dog and cat animal body language and signaling

· Learn techniques for safe, humane handling of the animals

· Understand how the shelter environment effects the emotional wellbeing of the animals and how to use stress reduction techniques to improve welfare

· Gain knowledge on how to keep the animals physically, mentally, and socially stimulated through shelter-wide enrichment programs

· Understand the value of effective canine and feline behavior assessments

· Obtain the knowledge and skills needed to implement training and behavior modification techniques to improve the behavior and emotional state of the shelter animals

· Obtain skills needed to ensure quality customer service for adoption counseling and follow-up.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 4.8 CEUs

Course Code: UNSM 050

Course Price: $399


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Section Title
Shelter Behavior
May 17, 2021 to Jul 11, 2021
Course Fee(s)
TP0003 non-credit $399.00
Reading List / Textbook
Animal Shelter Behavioral Management
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