Webinar| Animal Shelter, Veterinarian Awareness

Do you ever wonder how cats see the world? Can you read your cat’s body language and understand how she feels? By the end of our new Cat Behavior Webinar Series, you’ll know all of this and more!

We’re thrilled to introduce this special three-part webinar series—presented by Certified Animal Behavior Consultant Kelley Bollen, MS—to help you learn the ins and outs of the cats in your life.

The webinars in this series:

  • Understanding Your Feline Friend
  • Behavioral Enrichment for Your Cat
  • Common Behavior Problems in Cats

Understanding Your Feline Friend

How well do you understand the cats in your life? Have you ever wondered how a cat’s perception of the world might differ from your own? Attend this session to learn the answers to these questions and more! Whether you have cats of your own, foster them, or work at a shelter or rescue, this session—focusing on important parts of cat biology and behavior—will increase your understanding of and ability to build positive relationships with cats from all walks of life.

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Behavioral Enrichment for Your Cat

Without mental and physical stimulation, cats can become bored and lazy, which can ultimately affect their quality of life. By offering enrichment, we give cats opportunities to think, learn, and do things that they like to do. From strategies for shelter staff and volunteers to clever tricks for fosters and owned cats, this webinar will have something for you!

Common Behavior Problems in Cats

While we love our cats, sometimes we don’t appreciate their behavior. Peeing outside the litter box, acting aggressive toward the other cats, scratching the furniture—just to name a few! By increasing our understanding of cat behavior, we increase our ability to find the root cause of an issue, which just might be critical to keeping that cat in a loving home. Attend this webinar to learn more about common behavior problems and their common fixes.

About the Presenter:

Kelley Bollen, MS, CABC

Kelley is the owner and director of Animal Alliances, LLC. Kelley has a master’s degree in animal behavior and is a Certified Animal Behavior Consultant (CABC) and a professional member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). She is also a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). Her goal as a companion animal behavior consultant is to improve the human-animal bond by increasing her client’s understanding of animal behavior and behavior modification. Kelley offers private behavior consultations to pet owners experiencing behavior problems with their pets, teaches a variety of dog training classes at her Northampton, MA, facility, and consults with animal shelters all over the country on behavior-related matters.

Kelley is a faculty fellow for the Center for Animals in Public Policy at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and lectures in both the Shelter Medicine and Animal Behavior courses. She also serves on the Tufts Shelter Medicine Program’s Academic Steering Committee. Kelley is the former director of Behavior Programs for the Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. As a shelter behavior specialist, Kelley consults with animal shelters across the country in the design and implementation of comprehensive behavior programs to address the behavioral health of the shelter animals during their stay. Kelley is also a nationally recognized invited speaker at many conferences and workshops on animal behavior.