Behaviour

Published on November 12th, 2013 | by admin

A duty of care: shelter dog rehoming assessments + science

In this episode, Kate Mornement, PhD candidate from the Anthrozoology Research Group and Monash University, talks to Mia and Tim about her research exploring the science of shelter dog assessments for rehoming suitability. It’s a topic that has significant outcomes for everyone: our communities, shelter staff, and of course – the dogs.

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Links:
What Do Current and Potential Australian Dog Owners Believe about Shelter Practices and Shelter Dogs? (2012) Anthrozoos 25 (4): 457-473

A Review of Behavioral Assessment Protocols Used by Australian Animal Shelters to Determine the Adoption Suitability of Dogs (2010) Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science 13(4): 314-329

Development of the Behavioural Assessment for Re-homing K9’s (B.A.R.K.) Protocol (2014) Applied Animal Behaviour Science 151: 75-83.¬†

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