Playing for Life! Play Groups Training For Shelter Dogs…

ALL SHELTERS SHOULD ENLIST  AIMEE SADLER FOR TRAINING …  SAVING MORE LIVES !!!

Uploaded on Dec 11, 2013

“There’s been increasing interest in playgroups as a method of assessment, enrichment, and behavior modification for shelter dogs. Playing for Life!, developed by Aimee Sadler, is a nationally recognized program used in over 55 organizations across the United States. Sadler is currently the Director of Training and Behavior at the open-admission Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation in New York. With this program in place, Southampton has been able to maintain a canine live release rate in excess of 95 percent.”

Playing for Life! Increasing the Quality of Life for Shelter Dogs with Play Groups

“Playing for Life” webcast is no longer available but found this youtube link for educational videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4UePQkpJOim0r1AsbjdSwQ

September 2013

If you’re serious about saving the lives of shelter dogs, it’s definitely time to take a play break!

We’re talking about Playing for Life! a nationally recognized program used in over 55 organizations across the United States. Developed by Aimee Sadler, the Director of Training and Behavior at the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation in New York, it features daily canine play groups as an assessment, enrichment, training and adoption enhancement tool.

With this program in place, Southampton, an open admission shelter, has been able to maintain a canine live release rate in excess of 95%.

Please join Aimee Sadler and Maddie’s InstituteSM as we present Playing for Life! Increasing the Quality of Life for Shelter Dogs with Play Groups.

In this presentation, packed with dynamic video examples, you will learn:

  • The positive impact daily play groups can have on the quality of life of sheltered dogs.
  • How to assess behavior more accurately.
  • How the program will attract volunteers, improve staff morale and increase adoptions.

Aimee will describe the process of introducing dogs to a play group and determining the value of dog to dog social interaction for each participant. She will demonstrate how more accurate assessments can be made, which will help shelters and rescue groups make better matches between dogs and adopters.

Playing for Life! Increasing the Quality of Life for Shelter Dogs with Play Groups is part of an ongoing series of educational programs from Maddie’s Institute, the academic division of Maddie’s Fund®, providing the most innovative animal welfare information to shelter staff, veterinarians, rescue groups and community members to increase the lifesaving of homeless dogs and cats community-wide.

(Webcast no longer available) This course has been pre-approved for Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits.

About the Presenter:
Aimee Sadler
Aimee SadlerAimee Sadler is a nationally recognized trainer specializing in behavioral problems. She is also the founder of Point of View Training & Consulting. Her techniques have been derived from 25 years of working with multiple species, from dogs to cats, from exotics to marine mammals.

Aimee’s childhood passion for animals turned into a career in 1987 when she began working with animal actors and the American Humane Association.

Over the years while Aimee developed her private dog training business, she maintained strong affiliations with rescue organizations. Since 1998, Aimee’s main interest has been in creating and implementing a training and behavior modification program that benefits dogs at animal shelters and improves their well-being.

Aimee is recognized as an Ambassador Member of the International Association of Canine Professionals. She has presented her Training & Behavior Modification program for Shelter Dogs, “Playing for Life!”, around the country and at international animal welfare and professional dog training conferences, such as HSUS’ Animal Expo, Best Friend’s No More Homeless Pets Conference, Masters in Behavior Conference, the No-Kill Conference and the International Association of Canine Professionals Conference.

 

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