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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Prractical, usable strategies for reducing fear in canines due to noise in shelters, including behavioral interventions, environmental modifications and medications.

    This course is part of Maddie's Monthly Behavior Connection, monthly webcasts about dog and cat behavior - supporting pets in our community and animal shelters. 

    This lecture, designed for shelter staff and volunteers, including veterinary staff, is focused on noise fear in dogs with an emphasis on ways to recognize and treat this very common problem in dogs when they are in the shelter and how to set them up for success after adoption. Meant to be practical with usable strategies for reducing fear, including behavioral interventions and environmental modifications. Additionally, this lecture will cover the use of medications to manage unavoidable stress from environmental sounds.

    Presenter: Lisa Radosta DVM, DACVB, owner, Florida Veterinary Behavior Service

    This webinar has been pre-approved for 1.0 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and by the National Animal Care & Control Association.

    Visit Maddie's Pet Forum to comment, follow a discussion or ask questions: https://maddies.fund/BehaviorC...


    Lisa Radosta

    Owner

    Florida Veterinary Behavior Service

    Dr. Radosta graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. She completed a residency in Behavioral Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. During her residency, she was awarded the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Resident research award two years in a row.

     Dr. Radosta is the owner of Florida Veterinary Behavior Service, a specialty behavior practice in southeast Florida.

     She is a sought after national and international speaker. She is a coauthor of several books including: Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat, 4th edition and From Fearful to Fear Free. She is a contributing author for Blackwell’s Five Minute Veterinary Consult, Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Canine and Feline Behavior, Decoding your Cat, Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses and Feline and Small Animal Pediatrics.

     She has published research articles in the Journal of Applied Animal Behavior Science, Journal of Veterinary Behavior and The Veterinary Journal and written review articles for Advances in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Compendium, NAVC, Veterinary Team Brief, Clinician’s Brief and AAHA Newstat. She has served on the Fear Free Executive Council and the AAHA Behavior Management Task Force.

     She has been interviewed for many publications including Cat Fancy, Dog Fancy, Palm Beach Post, NAVC Clinician’s Brief, Sun Sentinel, WebMD, AAHA trends, Real Simple, Good News for Pets, Catster, DVM 360 and AAHA News Stat. She has appeared on Lifetime television, Laurie Live, local news in southeast Florida, Mitch Wilder's Amazing Pet Discoveries, Nat Geo Wild, Animal Planet, Steve Dale's Pet Talk and Dogs, CNBC and Cats and Scapegoats. 

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Clearing up common misconceptions and resolving conflicting information is crucial in ensuring that neonatal kittens receive the best possible care. Learn about conflicting information that often arises in neonatal kitten care, along with clarifications.

    Neonatal kitten care has seen significant advancements over the last decade.  At the same time, social media had created thousands of influencers sharing information on the best ways to save these little ones. This information is often conflicting.  In 2023, several major shelter medicine programs and animal advocacy groups updated their guidelines for caring for neonatal kittens which added even more confusion and debate about the best ways to care for underage kittens.

    Dr. Julie Levy and Marnie Russ review changes and offer clarification about feeding schedules, weaning age, temperature regulation, euthanasia rates, medical interventions, combining litters, socialization, and adoption. Come away knowing how you and your shelter can provide neonatal kittens with the best possible care. This webinar has been pre-approved for 1.0 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and by the National Animal Care & Control Association. It has also been submitted for approval for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize the Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) approval.

    Clearing up common misconceptions and resolving conflicting information is crucial in ensuring that neonatal kittens receive the best possible care. Learn some common misconceptions and conflicting information that often arise in neonatal kitten care, along with clarifications.

    Presenters :
    Julie Levy, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DAVBP, Fran Marino Endowed Distinguished Professor of Shelter Medicine Education at the University of Florida
    Marnie Russ, National Kitten College Program Administrator, Founder & Executive Director of National Kitten College

    Host:
    Monica Tarant, Chief Innovation Officer, Cincinnati Animal CARE and The Give Them Ten Movement

    This webinar has been pre-approved for 1.0 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and by the National Animal Care & Control Association. It has also been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval until 6/10/26. Complete the quiz to earn continuing education credit for RACE, CAWA and NACA.

    Visit Maddie's Pet Forum to comment, follow a discussion or ask questions: https://maddies.fund/WebcastNe...

    keywords  guidelines for caring for neonatal kittens, kitten feeding schedules, kitten weaning age, kitten temperature regulation, kitten euthanasia rates, kitten medical interventions, combining kitten litters, kitten socialization, kitten adoption, neonatal kitten care, Dr. Julie Levy, Marnie Russ, Kitten College, animal well-being, medical, RACE CE


    Julie Levy, DVM

    Co-Founder, Million Cat Challenge, Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program at UF

    Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program at UF

    Dr. Julie Levy is the Fran Marino Endowed Distinguished Professor of Shelter Medicine Education at the University of Florida, where she focuses on the health and welfare of animals in shelters, feline infectious diseases, and humane alternatives for cat population control. She founded Operation Catnip, a community cat trap-neuter-return program that has spayed, neutered, and vaccinated more than 80,000 cats in Gainesville since 1998. A decade later, she joined Dr. Cynda Crawford to launch Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the College of Veterinary Medicine. This educational and discovery initiative has a global impact on the care of homeless animals and served as the academic home for development of the Fear Free Shelters program. She later teamed up with Dr. Kate Hurley to start the Million Cat Challenge, a shelter-based campaign that saved more than 5 million cats in shelters across North America and then Maddie’s Million Pet Challenge to create transformative “communities of practice” that deliver access to care through humane community-centric programming—inside and outside of the shelter—to achieve the right outcome for every pet.

    Marnie Russ

    Founder & Executive Director of National Kitten College

    Animal Welfare League of Arlington

    Marnie developed the Kitten College at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington in Arlington, VA.  The first kitten nursery of its kind, Arlington went from saving 92 kittens a year in 2016 to 1547 kittens in 2022 all while maintaining a no kill live release rate. Marnie has been fostering neonatal kittens for over two decades, specializing in critical-care neonates and high-risk nursing/expectant queens.  Marnie is a recognized expert on caring for at-risk kittens. She is co-founder of the National Kitten Coalition and speaks nationally about at-risk neonatal kittens.  Her advice and expertise are sought from shelters and rescues across the country. In 2023, Marnie assisted UC Davis and the University of Wisconsin to update their neonatal kitten guidelines for mass distribution.  

     Marnie sits on multiple Boards for spay/neuter organizations throughout the county including Fox Hollow Animal Project in Montana and Caring Hands Animal Support and Education – International Advocacy.  She annually travels to third world countries assisting in international spay/neuter projects to help impact the lives of street animals in underserved areas.  

    Monica Tarant

    Give Them Ten

    Monica Tarant is the Chief Innovation Officer with the Give Them Ten Movement and is helping create cat caring communities across the country.

    A decade before anyone had heard of such a thing, she cut her teeth founding a trap-neuter-return organization in rural Illinois and pioneered one of the nation's first and largest working cat programs. In 2012, her move to Texas helped Austin achieve a citywide 98% live release rate for cats. Monica then spent years as an instructor for the Maddie’s Fund Lifesaving Academy, teaching shelters best practices and innovative programs, advancing research in shelter medicine, and progressing public policy as a City of Austin Animal Advisory Commissioner.

    Monica is a frequent speaker and advisor on creative solutions for every cat, progressive community cat programming, transformative shelter leadership, and creating strategic visions for impactful, sustainable organizations.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Successfully navigate the adoption process, including adoption counseling for pets with medical and behavioral conditions

    The adoption process is the final step in finding new homes for shelter pets. It begins with getting to know the pet, writing a narrative and posting photos/video, continues to making a match with a potential adopter, and ends with sending the pet home with an adopter and providing support.

    This course provides guidance for navigating the adoption process, with an emphasis on adoption counseling. The course demonstrates the general adoption counseling process and then dives into adoption counseling for pets with behavior or medical conditions. Text content is supported by videos, infographics and exercises. All videos are shareable and all infographics are available for download so you can use them in training. 

    This course is eligible for 2.0 hours of credit from the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement (AAWA) and the National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA). 

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Learn how implementing a simple classical counterconditioning exercise could change the emotional state of dogs from negative to more positive.

    Maddie's® Insights are monthly webcasts with practical tips based on current research to help pets and people.  

    A major welfare concern in animal shelters is excessive barking from kenneled dogs. This contributes to noise pollution, can cause hearing damage, and has a negative impact on all animals within earshot. This study demonstrated that by implementing a simple classical counterconditioning exercise, consisting of instructing all ward passers-through to toss treats to each dog regardless of behavior exhibited, could change the emotional state of dogs from negative to more positive, thus reducing fear and frustration that often leads to excessive barking.

    Data analysis showed that implementation of this simple exercise did reduce barking at clinically relevant levels even with a changing shelter population.  Additionally, for each percent increase in compliance rate, there was an average decrease of 17.3 dB in the maximum decibel reading. Moreover, an overall positive change in attitude from most dogs towards visitors further showed the positive effects of the study.

    Learning Objectives:

    1.     Attendees will learn to identify and apply basic learning theory, specifically focusing on Classical (Pavlovian) Conditioning, to dogs in a kennel setting.

    2.     Attendees will learn to identify risks and consequences of noise pollution in shelters, and also ways to reduce it to improve welfare of all species in the shelter.

    Presenters : Sara L. Bennett, DVM, MS, DACVB (Behavior), Clinical Assistant Professor, Veterinary Behavior Specialist, Department of Clinical Sciences, North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Jamirelis Carrero (Jami), DVM candidate, North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine

    This webinar has been pre-approved for 1.0 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and by the National Animal Care & Control Association. It has also been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval. Complete the quiz to earn continuing education credit for CAWA and NACA.

    Visit Maddie's Pet Forum to comment, follow a discussion or ask questions: https://maddies.fund/MIQuietKe...

    keywords  Maddie's Insights, Sara L.Bennett, dog behavior, enrichment, handling and training, pavlovian conditioning, barking in kennel dogs, classical counterconditioning exercise, dog treats, emotional state of dogs

    Sara L. Bennett, DVM, MS, DACVB

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Veterinary Behavior Specialist

    North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Bennett received her DVM degree in 2006 from Purdue University and later completed a residency in animal behavior with a focus on shelter medicine, obtained a master of science degree, and became certified as a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists in 2012. She spent time in specialty private practice and held a position as co-instructor for the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine Shelter Medicine Program, focusing on Shelter Animal Behavior and Welfare, for 8 years. She is currently a clinical assistant professor of clinical sciences in the behavior department at the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University. Dr. Bennett particularly enjoys addressing problem behaviors in sheltered and rescued animals through clinical practice and research, thereby helping to protect animal welfare, making the sheltering experience less stressful, strengthening the human-animal bond, and increasing the likelihood that pets’ new homes become their forever homes.

    Jamirelis Carrero

    DVM candidate

    North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine

    Jamirelis Carrero (Jami) is an incoming third year vet student at North Carolina State University. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, and Jami has a bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez Campus. After completing a summer research study under the guidance of Dr. Sarah Bennett and the Veterinary Scholars Program, Jami is passionate about finding ways to use behavior modification techniques to improve the quality of care that animals receive in shelters and clinical scenarios.

  • Contains 8 Product(s)

    Barking up the Right Tree with Dog Behavior Programs

    Camp Maddie: Behavior Edition

    Barking up the Right Tree with Dog Behavior Programs

    Recordings will be posted as they are ready.

    At Camp Maddie: Behavior Edition, we talked about determining which dogs are safe to rehome, keeping dogs happy and healthy while in your care, and finding them homes.

    Hear from a wonderful lineup of speakers including Dr. Chris Pachel, Dr. Wailani Sung, Mike Shikashio, Bobbie Bhambree and Ferdi Yau, and more! 

    More details on the events: https://forum.maddiesfund.org/...

    This event is perfect for those involved in animal shelters and foster-based organizations, dog trainers, behaviorists, foster caregivers, and veterinarians. 

  • Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Shifting organizational culture around behavioral euthanasia and communicating an organization's stance and decisions to stakeholder groups

    This presentation was part of Camp Maddie: Behavior Edition (Day 1, Presentation 2)

    Communicating Behavioral Euthanasia Decisions to Stakeholders

    Leah Craig Chumbley, Executive Director at Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, discusses shifting organizational culture around behavioral euthanasia and communicating an organization's stance and decisions to stakeholder groups, including staff, volunteers, partner shelters, fosters, donors, community supporters and adopters.

    Presenter:  Leah Craig Chumbley Executive Director at Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

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    Quality of Life & Safety: Before and After at Lynchburg Humane Society

    In this video Kristen Brown, VSA-CDT, Pet Help and Behavior & Training Manager at Lynchburg Humane Society, discusses how her organization has worked diligently over the past 2 years to refine their process for behavior euthanasia to ensure safe adoption placements, objective evaluation standards, ethical considerations for quality of life, and a peaceful end of life process for behaviorally challenged pets.

    Presenter: Kristen Brown, VSA-CDT, Pet Help and Behavior & Training Manager, Lynchburg Humane Society

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    Internal Notification Process for Behavioral Euthanasia at Austin Pets Alive!

    Euthanasia decisions are hard enough without communication difficulties and people feeling left out of the loop. In this video, Stephanie Bilbro, Director of Operations at Austin Pets Alive!, discusses their process for ensuring that all interested staff and volunteers are informed appropriately when a euthanasia decision has been made for a dog in their care.

    Presenter: Stephanie Bilbro, Director of Operations, Austin Pets Alive!


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    Visit Maddie's Pet Forum to continue the conversation or ask questions about Camp Maddie: Behavior Edition: https://maddies.fund/BxCampTheHardStuff

    Please email maddiesuniversity@maddiesfund.org if you have any technical questions.

    keywords: Camp Maddie, behavior, euthanasia

    Leah Craig Chumbley

    Executive Director

    Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

    Leah Craig Chumbley has worked in the nonprofit sector since 2009, driven by a desire to decrease suffering and increase joy in the world. She is currently the Executive Director of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in Asheville, North Carolina, where she is honored to work to better the lives of companion animals and the people who love them.

    Kristen Brown, VSA-CDT

    Pet Help and Behavior & Training Manager

    Lynchburg Humane Society

    Kristen Brown joined the Lynchburg Humane Society in 2021. She graduated with a Master of Nonprofit Management from Liberty University in 2023 and is a Victoria Stilwell Academy Certified Dog Trainer. As the Pet Help & Behavior Manager of the Lynchburg Humane Society, Kristen manages the intake of all pets, evaluates dogs, develops and implements behavior plans, designs playgroups and enrichment schedules, runs multiple public training classes, and more. Kristen is also involved in special projects such as Pathway Planning and creating a system for volunteer dog walking.

    Stephanie Bilbro

    Director of Operations

    Austin Pets Alive!

    Stephanie Bilbro joined Austin Pets Alive! as the Director of Operations in 2018. With a background in the hospitality industry, Stephanie discovered her passion for animal welfare over 15 years ago when she began volunteering in her hometown’s animal shelter. Since then, her experience has ranged from shelter behavior and medical work, to managing a rural sanctuary for former laboratory animals, to serving as Shelter Manager at Wyoming’s largest open admission shelter before moving to Austin. In her time at APA!, Stephanie has overseen a variety of ever-growing operations teams where staff and volunteers work side-by-side on a daily basis to care for over 11,000 animals every year. Stephanie currently lives in south Austin with her senior dog, Eli, and her long-term foster pup, Ursula.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Learn about hyperarousal/ hypersensitivity syndrome in dogs and a treatment approach that's led to significant improvement in behaviors and dogs being able to stay safely in their adopted homes.

    This course is part of Maddie's Monthly Behavior Connection, monthly webcasts about dog and cat behavior - supporting pets in our community and animal shelters. 

    Hyperarousal behaviors are common in dogs and are often not correctly identified in the non-clinical behavior setting. Dogs with hyperarousal behaviors can be dangerous, resulting in bruising and bites to family from jumping and grabbing. Injury is often serious enough that many dogs are relinquished. Effective assessment and treatment can result in a majority of dogs being able to stay safely in their adopted home.  This talk reviews what is currently known about hyperarousal/ hypersensitivity syndrome in dogs and report on a treatment approach used by the author that has led to significant improvement in behaviors and most of the dogs being able to stay safely in their adopted homes. 

    Presenter: Dr. Jill Sackman, Animal Behavior Consultants of Michigan, Diplomate of both the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and the American College of Veterinary Surgeons

    This webinar has been pre-approved for 1.0 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and by the National Animal Care & Control Association.

    Visit Maddie's Pet Forum to comment, follow a discussion or ask questions: https://forum.maddiesfund.org/discussion/assessment-and-treatment-of-hyperarousal-behaviors-in-dogs-april-2024-maddies-monthly-behavior-connection



    Dr. Jill Sackman

    Animal Behavior Consultants of Michigan

    Dr. Jill Sackman is a Diplomate of both the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. She is a graduate of Michigan State University CVM. She completed her internship at the University of Pennsylvania, her surgery residency at the University of Tennessee, and her behavior residency at Blue Pearl in Michigan. She is the owner and founding veterinarian of Animal Behavior Consultants of Michigan, a referral veterinary behavior practice with offices in metro-Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Traverse City, Michigan. Dr. Sackman is Fear Free certified and sees dogs, cats and horses with behavior disorders that range from mild fears to extreme aggression, compulsive disorders and panic disorders. Dr. Sackman is also a certified professional trainer through the Karen Pryor Academy, earning her KPA-CTP with her French Bulldog, Rose.

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Learn how to diagnose calicivirus without the use of expensive testing; treating the virus and caring for sick cats in the shelter; and clearing and adopting the cats after illness.

    Feline calicivirus is a contagious, often severe virus in cats that can be difficult, time-consuming, and expensive to treat. However, standardized protocols help treat these cats efficiently, reduce transmission within the shelter, and get cats moving toward live outcomes. This webcast will cover diagnosing calicivirus without the use of expensive testing; treating the virus and caring for sick cats in the shelter; and clearing and adopting the cats after illness.

    Learning Objectives:

    ●      Attendees will learn how to diagnose calicivirus without expensive testing.

    ●      Attendees will take away best practice treatment protocols.

    ●      Attendees will understand how, and when, to clear cats and move them along toward their outcome.

    Presenters :
    Jordana Moerbe, Medical Care Director, Austin Pets Alive!
    Lindsay O'Gan, Instructional Design Manager, Austin Pets Alive!
    Monica Tarant, Chief Innovation Officer, Cincinnati Animal CARE and The Give Them Ten Movement

    This webinar has been pre-approved for 1.0 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and by the National Animal Care & Control Association. It has also been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval. Complete the quiz to earn continuing education credit for CAWA and NACA.

    Visit Maddie's Pet Forum to comment, follow a discussion or ask questions: https://maddies.fund/ForumWebcastCalicivirus

    keywords  feline calicivrius, Monica Tarant, Jordana Moerbe, Lindsay O'Gan, caring for sick shelter cats, animal well-being, medical, community cat management, RACE CE

  • Contains 14 Product(s)

    A series of courses and webcasts covering important concepts and methods in providing positive outcomes for cats and kittens

    This curriculum covers important concepts and methods in providing positive outcomes for cats and kittens. The curriculum includes topics on matchmaking, marketing, ringworm, FELV, working cats, cat handling and socializing older kittens.

    Upon completion of all the components in this package, email maddiesuniversity@maddiesfund.org to receive a certificate for completion of the Feline Lifesaving Curriculum.

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Participants will learn how community data can complement animal shelter data to help divert animals from shelters.

    Maddie's® Insights are monthly webcasts with practical tips based on current research to help pets and people.  

    How do we reduce relinquishment to animal shelters? In the U.S. and Canada, approximately 25-30% of animals that enter shelters are surrendered by owners. However, despite many shelters and rescues providing various pet support services for the past few decades, there has been little demonstratable reduction in owner surrendered animals. Currently, many animal shelters use data collected at intake, such as surrender reasons, to create programs that aim to support pet owners to keep their pets. This presentation will outline research into animal shelters, pet owning communities, self-rehoming platforms, and pet owners to demonstrate the complex system of pet surrender. By the end of this presentation, participants will learn how community data can complement animal shelter data to help divert animals from shelters.

    Learning Objectives:

    By the end of this presentation, you will be able to…

    ·      Discuss strategies to improve standardization of intake data collection within your shelter

    ·      Identify ways to connect animal shelter data to community-level demographic data to understand risks of surrender

    ·      Interpret data from pet support services, self-rehoming platforms, and pet owners to understand how to promote intake diversion

    Presenter: Lexis Ly, PhD Student, UBC Animal Welfare Program 

    This webinar has been pre-approved for 1.0 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and by the National Animal Care & Control Association. It has also been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval. Complete the quiz to earn continuing education credit for CAWA and NACA.

    Visit Maddie's Pet Forum to comment, follow a discussion or ask questions: https://maddies.fund/MIWebcast...

    keywords  Maddie's Insights, Lexis Ly, intake data collection, animal shelter data, animal shelter intake reduction,owner surrendered animals