Behavior Job-Alike Meeting: The Ethical Application of LIMA in Shelter Behavior

When:  Oct 26, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Animal Welfare Professionals
Behavior Job-Alike Meeting on Thursday Oct 26 at 9 am PT/noon ET
We'll be joined by  Erin Jones who will be talking about The Ethical Application of LIMA (Least Intrusive Minimally Aversive) in Shelter Behavior. 

This presentation will cover:

  •  Each level of the Humane Hierarchy of Behaviour Change
  • How we would evaluate cases ethically and reduce aversive/intrusiveness in practice (adherence in a challenging environment)
  • Considerations for a busy shelter environment 
  •  Case examples
  •  Learning opportunities through the IAABC Foundation and other additional resources 
About our speaker: Erin is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) and Accredited Dog Trainer (ADT) with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) with the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), and an Accredited Animal Behaviour Consultant (ABC) with Companion Animals New Zealand (CANZ). She also holds a PhD in Human-Animal Studies, a MSc in Anthrozoology, and a BSc in Psychology and Anthropology. She works as an independent researcher, author, and scholar as well as working for the IAABC Foundation both as an Educator, social media content creator, and as an editor for the IAABC Foundation Journal. Originally from Canada, Erin founded the Merit Dog Project in Christchurch, New Zealand where she now lives with her husband, Mike, and dog, Juno.

Register for the Zoom meeting here:

About HASS Behavior Job-Alike Groups:

Human Animal Support Services (HASS) facilitates Job-Alike Groups to provide colleagues with similar roles and responsibilities the opportunity to discuss common issues, ask questions, determine best practices, and share program ideas among their peers. These groups include collaborative sessions that enable participants to share resources and develop relationships across multiple districts and settings.

This meeting is for behavior support and collaboration and occurs once a month to discuss successful innovations, collaborate with others in the field, answer questions, and talk through complex behavior-related issues.

You can catch up on previous Behavior Job-Alike Meetings on this thread and follow for more information on upcoming events:

We encourage you to follow the discussion or ask questions to the group using this thread on Maddie's Pet Forum. Click the "Follow" button at the top right of the thread to be notified of new comments, recordings and to continue collaborating outside of our monthly meetings. 


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When:  Oct 26, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Animal Welfare Professionals


Online Instructions:
Login: Use the link above to register and follow the same link at the time of the meeting to join the Zoom call.