The Center for Shelter Dogs supports its mission with an active research program concentrated in several areas, including:
- Development of validated methods to screen for, evaluate, and modify problem behavior in shelter dogs, thereby improving their welfare and increasing their chances for adoption
- Identification of the role of environmental and emotional stress on the behavior of shelter dogs and methods of reducing the impact of such stressors
- Exploration of dog behavior and welfare in the home and owners' perceptions of, attitudes toward, and management of their pet's behavior
- Exploration of prevalence and impact of pet retention programs ("safety net" programs)
Sharing information is a large part of what the Center for Shelter Dogs does and is one of our core values. Check out our list of research publications and presentations.