The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society wants to help improve the behavioral health of your pet.
They have released a free online tool for shelter professionals that can be used by pet owners as well. The SPCA says it can help improve behavioral health by focusing on a pet’s mental and emotional needs. The site includes professional tips and tools on training and behavior. They also include socialization activities and strategies to reduce stress in animals. The tools were created by animal health and behavior experts and are made to be user friendly.
The SPCA says content includes enrichment activities for cats, dogs and small animals, animal training and behavior modification. They also include tips on how to recognize animal stress and has tips on how to reduce it. They also have guidelines for ideal housing for your pets. Caregivers will also have access to tools needed to help keep animals happier and healthier to increase their chances of adoption. They will also allow families with pets to deal with behavioral issues and unwanted habits. SPCA says they invite everyone involved in animal care at all levels to consider using the tools so that all pets can have a humane and healthy environment.
A link to the tools can be found here.