Multisensory Enrichment for Shelter Dogs

Multisensory Enrichment for Shelter Dogs

Summary: Originally published in Issue 3 of The IAABC Foundation Journal, this article focuses on practical, creative, low-cost ways to provide multi-sensory enrichment to sheltered dogs.  I have worked in the animal industry for over 18 years. I currently work at the...
Continuing the Virtual Classroom at SPCA Monterey County

Continuing the Virtual Classroom at SPCA Monterey County

In November 2020, the IAABC Foundation Journal published our article on switching to online dog training classes due to COVID. We wanted to present a follow-up article to show the progress of our program and some of our observations. Client stats Clients have enjoyed...
Sex in the Psittacine

Sex in the Psittacine

Summary: The dedication most parrot caregivers have to their avian companion’s wellbeing, combined with their air-conditioned, artificially-lighted indoor lifestyles, means they are in perfect shape to want to reproduce. If they’re not careful, caregivers...
Working with Shy Dogs in a Class Setting

Working with Shy Dogs in a Class Setting

Summary: Not all shy dogs need one-on-one work, and not all caregivers are capable of finding that environment. A class for shy dogs can work, if the environment is properly set up and a skeleton lesson plan is thoughtfully prepared. This article gives some tips and...