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ICAWC 2015 - Paul Wass & Alasdair Bunyan - Building for future welfare

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This presentation looks at the design constraints that Dogs Trust had to overcome when building their latest centre in Manchester on an industrial estate.

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ICAWC 2015 - Paul Wass & Alasdair Bunyan - Building for future welfare

  1. 1. Building for Future Welfare Dogs Trust’s Newest Rehoming Centre
  2. 2. Dogs Trust Manchester
  3. 3. The Existing Building
  4. 4. The existing facilities
  5. 5. Internal Kennel Design
  6. 6. Layout of Canterbury
  7. 7. The Rehoming Building Existing and New Layouts Ground Floor Rehoming Kennels Puppy Facility Vet Suite
  8. 8. Welcome
  9. 9. Ground Floor Rehoming
  10. 10. The Rehoming Building New Layout First Floor Viewing Balcony Call Centre Overnight Accommodation
  11. 11. Intake and Booked • 20 kennel Intake building • 20 kennel Booked building • Off lead exercise areas for all of the dogs • On lead walking areas
  12. 12. Intake, Booked and Exercise Areas Acoustic Screen Sleep Run Access Corridor
  13. 13. Acoustic Screens
  14. 14. Setting Out for the Kennel Blocks Intake Block and Exercise Runs Booked Block and Exercise Runs Rehoming Exercise
  15. 15. All of outside Intake Block Booked Block Viewing Balcony
  16. 16. Exercise Areas
  17. 17. The Finished Article
  18. 18. Training and Rehabilitation Readjusting to an Inner City Environment
  19. 19. Location • Constant traffic, within an industrial estate. • Excessive noise • Excessive vibration • Increased visitors
  20. 20. Concerns and Worries Not a beneficial environment for dogs that are: – noise sensitive. – chase (vehicle) orientated. – anxious: genetically or lack of early socialising
  21. 21. Concerns to Creativity Realistic Environments for real life set ups • Local parks • Street work • Prepare dogs for where they will predominantly live
  22. 22. Within the Rehoming Centre Acoustical and visual control when entering and exiting kennels. Removal of visual triggers. Lowering of arousal levels.
  23. 23. Increased Enrichment • Multiple surfaces - sand, wood, rubber, grass, stone. • Visual awareness – open vs barriers • Climbing frames. • Water features
  24. 24. Behaviour Modification Training Pavement walking – Habituation towards • Vehicles • Prams • Counter Conditioning in realistic environments – Super market car park
  25. 25. Worries – What Worries? Thank you

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