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May 23

Online Event – 5/23/24 – Maddie’s Monthly Behavior Connection: Removing Behavior-Related Barriers to Adoption – Maddie’s Fund

May 23 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

Maddie's Monthly Behavior Connection

Join us on the fourth Thursday of every month as we talk about dog and cat behavior – supporting pets in our community and animal shelters. Each month, we hear from speakers about topics of interest to our group, such as behavior medications, modifying animal behavior, assessing and improving animal welfare, and how organizations successfully provide behavior support to dogs and cats.

Session Topic:  Removing Behavior-Related Barriers to Adoption

Guest Speaker:  Devan Amundsen, Animal Welfare United

Dog training is always a highly valued resource at a shelter or rescue. However, when we look at the realities of dog training and the behavioral effects of the shelter environment, we find that training in a shelter can be difficult to justify. So what do we do about the behavior-related barriers to placing dogs out into homes? This presentation will explore that topic, and offer concrete solutions for some of our toughest behavior challenges.

Who should join: Animal welfare staff and volunteers who are interested in dog and cat behavior, and everyone who works to keep pets out of shelters and in homes.

You only need to register once for all meetings:

Can’t attend live? Register anyway and you will get a link to the recording within a day or two after each meeting.

All recordings and resources shared during the webcast will also be available in the Maddie’s Monthly Behavior Connection group on Maddie’s Pet Forum –

Maddie’s Fund does not share registration information.

The opinions expressed by webinar presenters are their own and do not necessarily represent those of Maddie’s Fund.