Easy Tips for Successful Virtual Training
Virtual, remote, and online dog training and behavior consulting has been on the rise as technology continues to grow and has mushroomed due to Covid. Some behavior modification, such as separation anxiety, is conducted only online. Many trainers and behavior consultants across the world have gone to only providing online services and are seeing great […]
Why Managing Absences is So Important for Your Separation Anxiety Dog
In separation anxiety training, we trainers talk a lot about management, or managing absences. What does this mean for people who have dogs suffering from separation anxiety or isolation distress? Why is it so important? Let’s dig in! What is Management? In the dog training world, management means setting up your dog’s environment in […]
The Post-Pandemic Sheltering Crisis
By: Valarie Ross, CDBC, CPDT-KA, CFFP When Covid initially broke out here in the States in early 2020, animal shelters across the nation rejoiced. People wanting to foster and adopt went through the roof! There weren’t enough dogs to fill the demand! WHAT A GOOD PROBLEM TO HAVE! I admit I was excited, too. See, […]
3 Replies to “The Post-Pandemic Sheltering Crisis”
Thank you for your words. I hope others read it and fully take it in.
I will never adopt a dog blindly. I’ve seen way too much and know too much about the dogs coming out of shelters and bad breeders. Mike Shikashio’s podcast Bitey End of the Dog has an episode on this and how we are seeing such an increase in behavior issues due to lack of selectivity. It’s a huge problem and I don’t know how to solve it. We are spaying/neutering everything that comes in the door and yet they are showing up in higher numbers than ever. But that means the behaviorally great dogs are being fixed too.
I had to go through behavioral euthanasia with a foster dog and it was one of the hardest choices I’ve had to make.
This is simply an honest and seriously important piece: thanks for putting it out there! So many MORE people really could use to read it!! I.m wondering if there might be some publication in the greater Cleveland- Cuyahoga/Lake/ Lorain count area that would be willing to give this the broader audience it should be for? I’m sorry I don’t have any actual suggestions for this but please consider it. And thank you for this honest and probably hard to write article.