Shelter Enrichment for Dogs

KPA CEUs: 1.5
Duration: 1hr 23min

The Shelter is a stressful place for most dogs. It can lead to the worsening of behavior problems and the development of new undesirable behaviors, some of which will persist into new homes, others simply make dogs less appealing for adoption, leading to longer shelter stays. Enrichment is an attempt to reduce stress, improve the quality of life, and maintain if not improve the dogs’ adoptability by altering the kennel environment.  This telecourse will bring together the scientific literature on kennel enrichment (including Dr. Lord’s own work), zoo enrichment, and the growing field of animal personality.




Kathryn Lord, Ph.D.

Kathryn Lord received her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, where she studied the evolution and development of dog and wolf behavior, with Dr. Raymond Coppinger. Kathryn has served as adjunct faculty at Hampshire College, in Amherst MA, and Canisius College in Buffalo NY, teaching courses in animal behavior, evolution, and dog behavior. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Animal Behavior, Behavioral Processes and Ethology. She has also given lectures and workshops internationally including the Chienposium, Quebec, Canada; University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy; and Schweizerische Tierärztliche für Verhaltensmedizin, Bern, Switzerland.

Refund Policy: The course fee will be refunded, in its entirety, so long as the enrollee requests a refund in writing no later than the 14th day after the course is purchased. Alternatively, the enrollee may request an exchange or credit toward a different course, instead of a refund.