Intro Title Page Copyright Page Contents List of contributors Acknowledgments Introduction References Section 1: Pets in the community Chapter 1 Introduction to dog behavior Domestic dog evolution and behavior Normal dog behavior Influences on dog behavior Real-world interactions Conclusion Acknowledgements References Chapter 2 Introduction to cat behavior Reproductive behavior Behavioral development Cat sensory world Communication Physiology and behavior Aggression Learning and cognition Cats and people Cats and dogs Conclusions References Chapter 3 Behavior risks for relinquishment Demographics of relinquished animals Behavior and medical reasons for relinquishment Risks factors for people that effect relinquishment Shelter perception of those that relinquish and the impacts Behavioral interventions and resources Other interventions to decrease relinquishment to keep pets in homes Appendix 3.1 Appendix 3.2 First, rule out medical problems for house soiling Next, consider reasons for house soiling in dogs Tips for successful house-training plan Solutions for house soiling due to a surface preference Solutions for house soiling due to fear of going outside Solutions for house soiling related to bad weather Solutions for anxiety-induced house soiling House soiling in cats Why do some cats eliminate outside the litter box? Urine marking Medical problems that can cause inappropriate elimination Resolving a litter-box problem What to do if your cat eliminates outside the litter box If your cat has developed a surface or location preference If your cat has developed a litter preference or aversion If your cat is unable to use her litter box Solutions for negative litter-box association. Changing the way your cat responds Solutions for household stress Solutions for multi-cat household conflict Medications Avoid References Chapter 4 The relationship between physiology and behavior in dogs and cats General concepts of the relationship between medical and behavioral issues Recognizing the behavior of the sick animal The role of stress The behavior of pain Neuropathic pain Common medical conditions resulting in behavioral signs Medical conditions that have breed tendencies and their associated behavior changes Behavior and/or medical conditions seen in intact versus altered animals Side effects of commonly used medications Therapeutics and research supporting them (management, drug therapy, devices, equipment) for animal support and Quality of Life (QOL) Conclusion References Recommended Reading Chapter 5 Behavioral ecology of free-roaming/community cats Introduction Definitions Cat behavior and how problems arise Cats and wildlife Free-roaming cat population control Animal shelters and free-roaming cats Human behavior and cats Conclusions References Section 2: Dogs in the shelter Chapter 6 Intake and assessment Introduction Behavioral information obtained during admission procedures Reasons for doing behavioral evaluations Types of behavioral assessments Conclusion References Chapter 7 Housing, husbandry, and behavior of dogs in animal shelters Introduction Admission to the animal shelter General housing considerations Behavior and sensory factors to consider for dog housing Types of primary enclosures Communal or group housing Exercise areas Nutritional considerations Sanitation considerations Housing during disasters Special cases Conclusions References Chapter 8 Canine enrichment. Introduction Defining enrichment Summary and conclusions References Chapter 9 Training and behavior modification for the shelter Structured training programs Behavior modification programs within the general shelter environment Success of behavior modification in shelters Dedicated behavior rehabilitation facilities Conclusions References Section 3: Cats in the shelter Chapter 10 Feline intake and assessment Introduction Relinquishment The intake process Stress Evaluating feline behavior in the animal shelter Conclusion References Chapter 11 Feline housing Thinking outside the box Connecting feline housing, behavioral needs, health, and outcomes How many housing units do you need? Fundamentals of the primary enclosure Stress-mitigating strategies for feline shelter housing Considerations for rooms that hold enclosures Appearances Special considerations for group housing Special considerations for unsocialized cats Checklist of considerations for feline housing Acknowledgement References Chapter 12 Environmental and behavioral enrichment for cats Introduction The value of a feline enrichment program Using enrichment to maintain quality of life Meeting the needs of individual cats Enrichment categories Enrichment is critical for infants and juveniles Prioritizing other recipients of enrichment Removing obstacles to enrichment Assessing efficacy of enrichment Conclusions References Chapter 13 Training and behavior modification for shelter cats Introduction Stress and fear Behavior modification for stress and fear Behavior modification for kittens Choice and control Learning, training, and behavior modification The marker-clicker training The cue Reinforcement schedules Motivation. Approach training Target training Training to promote adoption Station training Trick training Leash walking Behavior modification: systematic desensitization and counterconditioning Volunteer programs Behavior pharmacotherapy Conclusions Additional resources Videos References Section 4: From shelter to homes Chapter 14 The adoption process: The interface with the human animal History of the adoption process Adopter behaviors, motivations, and expectations Learning versus education Adoption program structure Conclusions References Chapter 15 Safety nets and support for pets at risk of entering the sheltering system Traditional safety net programs Other interventions at the time of relinquishment Outreach for intake prevention Conclusions References Chapter 16 Adopter support: Using postadoption programs to maximize adoption success Notes on terminology References Chapter 17 Lost and found Introduction Methods owners use to search for lost pets Tagging Microchipping Strategies for RTO programs for shelters Conclusions References Appendix 1: Canine body language a: Neutral relaxed b: Arousal c: Offensive aggression d: Crouch e: Roll over f: Defensive aggression g: Maternal aggression h: Play solicitation i: Greeting behavior j: Initial greeting Appendix 2: Feline body language a: The confident cat b: The confident cat: at ease c: Distance-reducing behaviors d: Distance-increasing behaviors e: The anxious cat f: Defensive aggression g: The predator h: The groomer Appendix 3: Five freedoms for animal welfare Index EULA.
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