Behavior Job-Alike Meeting: Dog to Dog Intros

When:  Aug 31, 2023 from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM (PT)
Associated with  Animal Welfare Professionals

Call Topic: Dog-Dog Intros

Please join the Human Animal Support Services Behavior Job-Alike call this Thursday at 9am PT/noon ET where we'll be learning about in-shelter dog-dog introductions with Dr. Carley Faughn of Best Friends Animal Society, Lauren Revier of Dogs Playing for Life, and Morgan Rivera of GoodPup.  This is the first in a two part series about dog-dog intros, in August and September.

In this first session in August, the speakers will discuss conducting dog-to-dog introductions in the shelter environment. They will go over how to set yourself up for success and safety and will talk through multiple video examples.

In the follow up session in September, we'll continue our discussion of in-shelter dog-to-dog introductions by discussing what to do when things go wrong. The speakers will go over the steps to break up a fight and will again talk through video examples.

Speaker Bios:

  • Dr. Carley Faughn (PhD, CAAB) has worked with canines, felines, and nonhuman primates since 2006 merging her passion for comparative cognition, animal welfare, and animal rescue. Dr. Faughn is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB) and the Senior Strategist of Research for Lifesaving Programs at Best Friends Animal Society. She develops and implements applied animal behavior research, initially focusing on large dogs and saving those most at risk nationwide, while also investigating successful lifesaving programs in general. She focuses on solving for advanced behavior challenges for dogs and works with teams to develop lifesaving behavior modification models for shelters across the country. Dr. Faughn consults with various teams within Best Friends Animal Society and with Best Friends’ Network Partners across the country to develop creative wellness and enrichment plans and to facilitate teachings about animal behavior and cognition. In addition, Dr. Faughn is a guest lecturer with the University of Washington (Seattle) as well as Southern Utah University. Dr. Faughn has held various roles within Best Friends from Dogtown Manager to Senior Manager of Animal Care, to her current position focusing on applied research within the lifesaving scope. Before coming to Best Friends Animal Society, Dr. Faughn served as Executive Director of Acadiana Animal Aid (AAA) in Lafayette, LA for three years and while completing her PhD at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Cognitive Science, 2014). 

  • Lauren Revier is Director of Research and Programs at Dogs Playing for Life where she is responsible for measuring DPFL’s impact and ensuring its programs are continually improving. Lauren’s introduction to animal welfare came in 2013 when she started volunteering at Longmont Humane Society. She was so drawn to the dogs, the people, and the work that she applied for a job and began facilitating animal intakes and adoptions while still volunteering her time walking and learning to handle dogs with more challenging behaviors. From 2014 to 2016, Lauren held the position of Public Training Program Coordinator, overseeing the public dog training and adoption follow-up programs. She left this position in 2016 but continues to teach public training classes every week. Upon leaving her full-time job at LHS, Lauren worked for four years at a criminal justice consulting firm where she conducted research, administered surveys, and wrote reports and implementation guides. She was thrilled to return to animal welfare in 2019 when she joined DPFL as its Shelter Support Coordinator. Lauren holds a master's degree in Criminology, Law, and Society.

  • Morgan Rivera currently works as the Senior Manager of Shelter Partnerships for GoodPup where she consults with partner organizations around the country, helping to develop or advance their post-adoption support, foster programs, and more. Prior to this, she worked for the Humane Society of the United States on their Animal Rescue Team. Morgan has been involved in animal welfare since 2004 and in 2022 graduated from the University of Florida with a masters degree in Shelter Medicine. 

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:  Aug 31, 2023 from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM (PT)
Associated with  Animal Welfare Professionals


Online Instructions:
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