Best Practices Webinar Series: Animal Enrichment

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In this four-part recorded series, you will learn best practices for creating or expanding your shelter animal enrichment program, based on the 2018 Best Practices document developed by SAWA (now The Association).

  • How to Plan & Track the Best Enrichment Program Ever

    Product not yet rated Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/24/2018

    Discuss what you need to create and run an effective enrichment program in an animal shelter.

    The success of any enrichment program hinges on how it is implemented. In session two of this four-part series, authors of SAWA’s Animal Enrichment Best Practice document will discuss what you need to create and run an effective enrichment program in an animal shelter. Participants will walk away knowing the right strategies to set individual shelter goals, plus how to monitor and track the program to maximize effectiveness and sustainability. This webinar will benefit any animal shelter professional interested in understanding how enrichment can enhance and maintain behavioral health.

    Approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit. (No certificate of completion offered for this recording.)

    Kelley Bollen

    Owner/Director, Animal Alliances, LLC

    Lisa Pedersen, MS, CABC

    CEO, Humane Society of Boulder Valley

  • Animal Enrichment Best Practices

    Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/10/2018

    Learn how a strong shelter enrichment program will help give your animals more freedom from discomfort, freedom to express normal behavior and freedom from fear and distress.

    A strong shelter enrichment program will help give your animals more freedom from discomfort, freedom to express normal behavior and freedom from fear and distress. The Association recruited subject matter experts on animal behavior to develop a best practices document on animal enrichment in shelters. This webinar is the first in a four-part series to dig into that document and answer your questions.

    Participants will walk away understanding:

    • What animal enrichment is and its limitations
    • Why enrichment is important
    • How enrichment helps increase adoptions and save lives
    • The distinction between enrichment and behavior modification

    The 4-part series will benefit any animal shelter professional interested in understanding how enrichment can enhance and maintain behavioral health.

    Approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit. (No certificate of completion offered for this recording.)

    Brad Shear, CAWA

    Executive Director, Potter League for Animals

    Brad Shear is the Executive Director of the Potter League for Animals.  Brad is one of two Certified Animal Welfare Administrators (CAWA) in the state of Rhode Island.  In addition to his work at the Potter League, Brad serves on the board of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, chairing their Best Practices and Emerging Trends Committee for The Association and representing The Association on the board of the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition.  Brad also serves on the Hill’s Pet Nutrition Shelter Advisory Council, and the board of the Ocean State Animal Coalition.  Brad was a founder of the New York State Animal Protection Federation where he served as Board President for 7 years and continues to serve as the President of the Federation’s education foundation.  He previously served on the board of Community Works of New York State and is a past chair of the Tech Valley Nonprofit Business Council. Prior to leading the Potter League, Brad served for ten years as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in Albany New York.  Brad was the Director of Operations for the Atlanta Humane Society, managed the Brooklyn Shelter for New York City Animal Care and Control, and began his animal protection career at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley in Colorado. 

    Allison Hartlage

    Manager of Animal Training & Behavior, Humane Society of Boulder Valley

  • The 8 Components Every Animal Enrichment Program Should Have

    Product not yet rated Includes Credits Recorded On: 02/07/2018

    Learn how a strong shelter enrichment program will help give your animals more freedom from discomfort, freedom to express normal behavior and freedom from fear and distress.

    A strong shelter enrichment program will help give your animals more freedom from discomfort, freedom to express normal behavior and freedom from fear and distress. The Association recruited subject matter experts on animal behavior to develop a best practices document on animal enrichment in shelters. This webinar is the first in a four-part series to dig into that document and answer your questions.

    Participants will walk away understanding:

    • What animal enrichment is and its limitations
    • Why enrichment is important
    • How enrichment helps increase adoptions and save lives
    • The distinction between enrichment and behavior modification

    The 4-part series will benefit any animal shelter professional interested in understanding how enrichment can enhance and maintain behavioral health.

    Approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit. (No certificate of completion offered for this recording.)

    Kelley Bollen

    Owner/Director, Animal Alliances, LLC

    Brad Shear, CAWA

    Executive Director, Potter League for Animals

    Brad Shear is the Executive Director of the Potter League for Animals.  Brad is one of two Certified Animal Welfare Administrators (CAWA) in the state of Rhode Island.  In addition to his work at the Potter League, Brad serves on the board of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, chairing their Best Practices and Emerging Trends Committee for The Association and representing The Association on the board of the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition.  Brad also serves on the Hill’s Pet Nutrition Shelter Advisory Council, and the board of the Ocean State Animal Coalition.  Brad was a founder of the New York State Animal Protection Federation where he served as Board President for 7 years and continues to serve as the President of the Federation’s education foundation.  He previously served on the board of Community Works of New York State and is a past chair of the Tech Valley Nonprofit Business Council. Prior to leading the Potter League, Brad served for ten years as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in Albany New York.  Brad was the Director of Operations for the Atlanta Humane Society, managed the Brooklyn Shelter for New York City Animal Care and Control, and began his animal protection career at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley in Colorado. 

  • Do Try This At Home: Cheap & Fun Enrichment Ideas for Shelters

    Includes Credits Recorded On: 02/21/2018

    ​Walk away from this webinar with enrichment ideas you can try at your shelter.​

    Necessity is the mother of invention, and we are continuously amazed at the ingenious and affordable innovations shelters come up with to enhance enrichment in their facilities. We solicited ideas from the field and shared the bright ideas in this webinar, the final in the four-part Enrichment Best Practices series. Walk away with enrichment ideas you can try at your shelter. 

    This 75-minute webinar will benefit any animal shelter professional interested in understanding how enrichment can enhance and maintain behavioral health. Presentation developed by Kristen Collins, Vice President, Anti-Cruelty Behavior Rehabilitation, ASPCA.

    Approved for 1.25 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits. (No certificate of completion offered for this recording.)

    Pia Silvani, CPDT-KA, CCBC

    Director, Behavior Rehabilitation, ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center