With two decades of involvement in animal sheltering in three countries, including nearly 8 years with the ASPCA, Trish is available to consult on a wide variety of shelter behavior issues, from intake to enrichment, rehabilitation, assessment, adoptability criteria-setting, and post-adoption support.
As co-chair of the IAABC Shelter Division, Trish runs a very popular Shelter Dog behavior Mentorship a few times a year. The course is online, and modules can be accessed whenever you have time. IAABC Shelter Dog Behavior Mentorship
Trish and IAABC president, Michael Shikashio also travel worldwide to present their very useful and popular workshop on aggression in dogs.
Shelter trainings start at $950 per day plus travel expenses. Follow-up calls or video conferences are $125 an hour.
Lecture topics and staff/volunteer training sessions available include:
- Canine body language
- Feline body language
- Dog play
- Breaking up dog fights
- Defensive handling
- Dog handling
- Dog-dog introductions
- Cat handling
- Cat clicker training
- Horse clicker training
- Enrichment for shelter dogs
- Enrichment for shelter cats
- Litter box problems in shelter cats
- Behavior modification for shelter dogs
- Food and resource guarding in shelter dogs
- Managing overaroused dogs in kennels
- Behavioral assessments
- Setting behavioral criteria for adoption
- Matching adopters to pets – review of adoption policies and procedures
- Housing and enriching horses and goats in the shelter
Other topics can be prepared – if your shelter has specific needs, just ask!
Here are some free resources Trish has helped create for shelters:
Cost: $700 per day, plus expenses. Travel days, $300 per day
“I thoroughly recommend the services of Loehr Animal Behavior for both pet owners and for animal welfare and management organisations and departments. Trish’s considerable behavior knowledge and experience extends across many species and applications. In addition, Trish is a very engaging speaker and trainer of people, making them feel comfortable in the learning environment. Trish can assist in reviewing organisation policies, programs and processes right through to working with individual animals on the ground. Trish has significant industry, animal handling and communication skills that are combined with a refreshing empathy and understanding. Staff, management, pet owners (and the pets themselves!) will enjoy Trish’s gentle, honest and down to earth approach.”
~Nell Thompson, G2Z, Victoria, Australia
Consulting in Geelong, Australia:
“It’s always a good exercise to look for ways to improve and having Cynthia and Trish visit us is one of the highlights of the year for GAWS.”