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  • Reconcilable Differences

    The Humane Society of the United States' Pet Help Partners program uses behavior counseling to keep cats in their homes.

  • All Aboard the Train(ing)

    Everyone makes mistakes, but in a shelter, mistakes can cost lives. Find out how an employee survey helped one shelter develop an employee training plan to allow its staff to succeed on the job and avoid much-feared errors.

  • The Courageous, the Polite, the Einsteins

    East Bay SPCA in California launched a canine behavior modification pilot program that trains volunteers to help its shelter dogs overcome behavioral issues that might otherwise keep them from finding new homes.

  • Control Issues

    We take a look at the effective use, and unfortunate misuse, of two pieces of animal handling equipment—the control pole and the Y pole.

  • The ASV Guidelines In Real Life: Staff Training Saves Lives

    Proper staff training in the shelter is a necessity for both newcomers and seasoned workers in order to ensure humane animal care as well as public and staff safety—but how do you provide the needed resources for your staff?

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  • Stay Connected to HSUS

    Easy ways that you can stay connected to HSUS resources.

  • Networking and Internet Groups

    Want to connect with your colleagues in the animal care and control field? Check out these networking opportunities.

  • Everyone Ready®

    This program of Energize, Inc. is offered to animal protection groups free of charge. This training resource offers monthly webinars or self-paced instruction guides in a variety of topics throughout the year, including access to trainers and an immense archive of materials on each subject.

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