Call Topic: Behavior on a Budget: Accessibility for Behavior Assistance
Guest Speaker: @Shonyae Johnson, Behavior Manager at Operation Kindness
This discussion aims to explore the critical need for accessible dog and cat training resources, tailored for marginalized communities that may not otherwise have access. The increasing importance of keeping pets in their homes while animal shelters are overflowing emphasizes the need of providing training techniques that accommodate limited financial resources, transportation, and time availability. By examining the challenges faced by low-available income families in accessing conventional training programs, this conversation delves into innovative and cost-effective approaches to cater to their needs. The discussion will also address the potential benefits of improving pet training for both the well-being of animals and the overall community. Join me as I discuss strategies to bridge the gap and promote effective training methods, fostering healthier and happier relationships between pets and their marginalized owners who visit our organizations.
About Community Conversations:
Maddie’s Fund, hosts a weekly hour-long Zoom call for animal well-being professionals. These calls are a collaborative space to share exciting new programs and research, discuss uncomfortable topics, connect with peers in the industry, and more, all while sharing a common goal of preserving the human-animal bond.
This call, recurring each Monday unless otherwise posted, is for executive directors, animal well-being leaders, shelter workers, pet support professionals, volunteers, and rescue organizations.
You need only register once to attend each recurring meeting. By registering for this event, your email address will be added to our community conversations mailing list where weekly meeting agendas and announcements are shared by Maddie's Fund. We do not share your information.
All calls are recorded and uploaded to the Community Conversations page on Maddie’s Pet Forum https://forum.maddiesfund.org/communityconversations
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Please note: All views expressed on these calls are not necessarily endorsed by Maddie’s Fund.