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Animal behavior for shelter veterinarians and staff

Emily Weiss (Editor), Heather Mohan-Gibbons (Editor), Stephen Zawistowski (Editor)
Presents and evaluates the available research and programs that address both animal and human behaviors associated with the intake, management, and rehoming of dogs and cats.--From publisher description
Print Book, English, 2015
Wiley Blackwell, Ames, Iowa, 2015
viii, 386 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
9781118711118, 1118711114
List of contributors vi Acknowledgments viii Introduction 1 Section 1: Pets in the community 1 Introduction to dog behavior 5Julie Hecht and Alexandra Horowitz 2 Introduction to cat behavior 31Stephen Zawistowski 3 Behavior risks for relinquishment 46Heather MohanA ]Gibbons and Emily Weiss 4 The relationship between physiology and behavior in dogs and cats 63Valarie V. Tynes, Leslie Sinn, and Colleen S. Koch 5 Behavioral ecology of free-roaming/community cats 102Margaret R. Slater Section 2: Dogs in the shelter 6 Intake and assessment 131Amy R. Marder 7 Housing, husbandry, and behavior of dogs in animal shelters 145Lila Miller and Stephen Zawistowski 8 Canine enrichment 160Alexandra Moesta, Sandra McCune, Lesley Deacon, and Katherine A. Kruger 9 Training and behavior modification for the shelter 172Pamela J. Reid and Kristen Collins Section 3: Cats in the shelter 10 Feline intake and assessment 191Stephanie Janeczko 11 Feline housing 218Sandra Newbury 12 Environmental and behavioral enrichment for cats 234Katherine Miller and Katie Watts 13 Training and behavior modification for shelter cats 250Kelley Bollen Section 4: From shelter to homes 14 The adoption process: The interface with the human animal 269Bert Troughton 15 Safety nets and support for pets at risk of entering the sheltering system 286Emily Weiss 16 Adopter support: Using postadoption programs to maximize adoption success 292Linda M. Reider 17 Lost and found 358Linda K. Lord Appendix 1 Canine body language 366 Appendix 2 Feline body language 371 Appendix 3 Five freedoms for animal welfare 375 Index 376