Behavior Job-Alike Meeting: Risk Assessment & Mitigation (Dogs)

When:  Jul 28, 2022 from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM (PT)
Associated with  Animal Welfare Professionals

About This Session:
Dr. @Sheila Segurson (she/her) will be talking about Risk Assessment and Mitigation as it relates to dogs. We’re fortunate that seriously aggressive behavior is rare. However, even if infrequent, we hope to protect public safety by preventing animals at high risk of causing serious harm from being placed in homes. Behavior assessment tests were standard of care; however, we now know that behavior assessment tests of shelter dogs don’t reliably and accurately predict the occurrence of aggressive behavior in a home environment. So how do we identify animals who are a significant public safety risk and protect the public? And how do we reduce the likelihood of harm to adopters? During this session, we’ll talk about risk assessment and how animal welfare organizations can assess and reduce the risk of placing dogs into the community.

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.

Register for the Zoom meeting here:

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. 

Event Image
When:  Jul 28, 2022 from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM (PT)
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.