November 21, 2017

Kristen Collins of the ASPCA on Communicating with your Dog

Kristen Collins is the Director of Anti-Cruelty Behavior Services for ASPCA. Ms. Collins’ work with the ACBT focuses on the evaluation and proper placement of animals seized in dog fighting, puppy mill and hoarding cases. Through specialized behavior assessments, the team gathers information to ensure the best outcome for victims of animal cruelty and provide supporting evidence for prosecution. Kristen was on the scene in Joplin, Missouri last year during the pet relief program for tornado victims helping to re-unite and re-home more than 1300 pets.

In this episode of the Dogcast, Kristen talks with our Rover Reporter about how to read your pets emotions through body language, breaking bad habits and the ASPCA’s virtual training site. The web site is a vast resource of articles and solutions that are searchable by type of pet and the type of problem your are experiencing. Available 24/7 it offers pet owners a chance to research and understand their pets by accessing expert opinions.

About the ASPCA: Founded in 1866, the ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Our mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” The ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide.

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