The Behavior & Enrichment Team works with many of the dogs at APRA. Adele has been one of them. She is a wonderfully friendly and engaged dog. However, we have found that Adele likes to bark. Sometimes at passing dogs on walks, sometimes at cars, sometimes at nothing at all. Barking just to bark. The Behavior Team had been working with Adele using the techniques of counterconditioning and desensitization. However, over the course of about a month of doing this regular behavior modification, Adele was improving only slightly, if at all.
The Behavior Team had to try a new approach. Many dogs in shelters develop behavior issues due to boredom or stress. We strongly believe this is playing a large part of Adele’s issues. For this reason, we decided to add in more enrichment Read »