2017 Schedule

Friday, February 24
8-8:30 Coffee, Networking  
9:00- 9:30 Introductions  
9:30-10:00 Erica N. Feuerbacher & Lisa M. Gunter Assessment of a Sleepover Program on the Cortisol Levels of Shelter Dogs
10:00-10:30 Barbara Pezzanite ARF’s Shy Dog Socialization Program
10:30-10:50 Break  
10:50-11:20 Kristen Collins & Pia Silvani Social Facilitation as a Tool for Treating Extreme Fear in Undersocialized Dogs
11:20-12:00 Janis Bradley & Amy Marder Do the math: behavior evaluations flunk
12:00-12:20 Flex time  
12:20-2:00 Lunch  
2:00-2:30 Lisa M. Gunter It’s a dog’s life: Investigating behavioral, cognitive, and memory differences between owned and shelter dogs
2:30-3:00 Sasha Protopopova & Kelsea Brown The Effects of Temperament on Stress and Upper Respiratory Disease in Dogs in Animal Shelters
3:00-3:20 Break  
3:20-3:50 Kat Miller & Pam Reid Are Underweight Dogs More Likely To Guard Food in an Animal Shelter?
3:50-4:20 Claire F. Cario More than just playing around
4:20-5:00 Discussion Leader:Lisa Gunter Discussion: How to evaluate wellbeing of shelter dogs?
5:00-5:20 Sponsor session- – Melanie McLeroy  
5:30- Wine & Cheese Party  
Saturday, February 25
8:30-9:00 Coffee, Networking  
9:30-10:00 Suzanne La Croix Relational Aggression
10:00-10:50 Frank McMillan The science of animal happiness
10:50-11:10 Break  
11:10-11:40 Anneke Lisberg, Tina Harasha The over-under on urine marking in dogs
11:40-12:20 Melissa Shyan-Norwalt Case(s) Study: Equal Dogs/interdog Aggression (Or, Where I was confused and failed to help)
12:20-12:30 Flex time  
12:30-2:00 Lunch  
2:00-2:30 Jenna Buley Assessing and addressing pet owner obstacles to companion animal care: Parvovirus prevention in Milwaukee
2:30-3:00 Jessica Lockhart & Amanda Florsheim When will I trust my dog again? Re-establishing trust as part of behavior modification
3:00-3:20 Break  
3:20-3:50 Beth L. Strickler, Ellen Mahurin, & Ayelet Berger The Human Component of Behavior Consultations
3:50-4:20 Kelsea Brown, Sasha Protopopova, Janis Bradely Attitudes Toward and Perceptions of Canine Problem Behaviors
4:20-5:00 Flex time  
Sunday, February 26
9:00-9:30 Coffee, Networking
9:30-10:10 Scott Coleman Effects of Therapy Dogs on Mood States of College Students
10:10-11:10 Discussion Leader: Sasha Protopopova Discussion: Evaluations and considerations of wellbeing of working therapy and service animals
11:10-11:30 Break
11:30-12:00 Wrap-up and Check out
12:00-1:30 Working Lunch: Planning for Next Year