Pppsl Shelter Teams Intro

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Pppsl Shelter Teams Intro

  1. 1. Positive Pet Parenting Saves Lives 501 3c www.PositivePetParenting.org Preventing - Pet Neglect, Abuse and Surrender by . . . Providing - Pet Behavior Training ECourse with Shelter Pet Adoptions
  2. 2. Introductions… <ul><li>Susan Tripp, MS/P – Founder </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PPPSL = Positive Pet Parenting Saves Lives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.PositivePetParenting.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rolan Tripp, DVM – Founder </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ABN = Animal Behavior Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.AnimalBehavior.Net </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shelter Team Introductions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Positive Pet Parenting Saves Lives 501 3c <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Free Positive Pet Parenting 60 Day ECourse </li></ul><ul><li>Arrives daily first week, then weekly </li></ul><ul><li>Step-by- step guide to help the pet adjust, learn acceptable home behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Goal is to promote pet adoption and prevent pet neglect, abuse, & surrender. </li></ul>
  4. 4. “ Positive Human Leadership” <ul><li>What it is NOT: </li></ul><ul><li>Hitting, spanking, glaring, forcing pets </li></ul><ul><li>Leaning over dogs, threatening postures </li></ul><ul><li>What it IS: </li></ul><ul><li>Pets “Learn to Earn” Valued Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Using human body language </li></ul><ul><li>to lower threat, increase trust. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Reading Canine Body Language <ul><li>Fear Aggression vs. Threat Aggression </li></ul><ul><li>Muscle Tone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tense </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frozen </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ear Position </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Back – submissive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forward - confident </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mouth Position </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Loose or Tense </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tail Position </li></ul>
  6. 6. Feline Body Language <ul><li>Body position </li></ul><ul><li>Ear position </li></ul><ul><li>Whiskers </li></ul><ul><li>Tail </li></ul><ul><li>Hiding </li></ul><ul><li>Trying to escape </li></ul>
  7. 7. Decrease Threat Increase Trust <ul><li>Avert direct eye contact </li></ul><ul><li>Facing sideways </li></ul><ul><li>Crouch – reduce size </li></ul><ul><li>Blinking, “Lovey-eyes” </li></ul><ul><li>Yawning (no teeth) </li></ul><ul><li>Finger extended to sniff </li></ul><ul><li>Offer treats </li></ul>
  8. 8. Positive Pet Parenting Basic Methods <ul><li>“ Hand feed” not meal feed </li></ul><ul><li>“ Learn to Earn” to establish gentle control </li></ul><ul><li>“ Contented Confinement” Overview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides 100% Supervision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sets pet up for success, teaches what TO do </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limits freedom to make mistakes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows dog to “hang out” with people </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Gentling Exercises” at pet’s own pace </li></ul>
  9. 9. Canine “Contented Confinement” <ul><li>Gentle Method Problem Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Small room - dog proofed </li></ul><ul><li>Kennel training – over night </li></ul><ul><li>“Close Tethering” – hang out </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Chewing – on mat </li></ul><ul><li>Where’s the Toilet? - training </li></ul><ul><li>Mental & Physical Exercise </li></ul>
  10. 10. Contented Confinement <ul><li>CATS </li></ul><ul><li>Bathroom or Small Room </li></ul><ul><li>Cat Climber and/or Post </li></ul><ul><li>Covered Kennel for Hiding </li></ul><ul><li>Litterbox </li></ul><ul><li>Safe Toys </li></ul><ul><li>GOAL = Lower stress and start good habits </li></ul>
  11. 11. “ Gentling” Exercises <ul><li>Best if started with puppies and kittens and done daily with hand feeding </li></ul><ul><li>1 : Decreases tendency for aggression esp. dominance or fear aggression </li></ul><ul><li>2: Increases cooperativity throughout life by veterinarian, groomer, family </li></ul><ul><li>3: Increases bonds with person as a gentle leader and controller. </li></ul><ul><li>4: Increases “frustration tolerance.” </li></ul>
  12. 12. Common Pet Behavior Issues <ul><li>Overview of Causes: </li></ul><ul><li>Aggression - Primarily lack of trust </li></ul><ul><li>Housesoiling - Lack of clear instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Destruction - Lack of alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>Separation Anxiety – Independence training </li></ul><ul><li>Aloof Pet – Genetics, lack of PHL methods </li></ul><ul><li>Compulsion – Stress displacement </li></ul>
  13. 13. Positive Pet Parenting ECourse <ul><li>What’s Included: </li></ul><ul><li>Behavior Training = emotional response </li></ul><ul><li>Obedience Training = instruction response </li></ul><ul><li>Free 60 Day Login to the Animal Behavior Network Online “Self-Help” Library </li></ul><ul><li>Education supports success of pet, pet parent, shelter, veterinarian, trainer. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Positive Pet Parenting Saves Lives = PPPSL <ul><li>Program Sponsors </li></ul><ul><li>Animal Behavior Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Donates Free Login to the ABN Online Library </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Banfield Charitable Trust </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grant Funding </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PetsBest Pet Insurance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10% Savings with Pet Adoption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$15 Donated to PPPSL per Policy </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Questions? <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul><ul><li>LA County Shelters will be improving relationships between people and pets with a gift that lasts….EDUCATION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rolan Tripp, DVM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Susan Tripp, MS/P </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contact Susan Tripp at 562-805-5189 Cell </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul>

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