Kansas Humane Society Pet Project for July 26, 2018

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Erin Jones from the Kansas Humane Society introduces us to Nesbit. 

He is four months old and has been fixed. He weighs four pounds. You can adopt him for $75. 

Last week’s pet, Bob Barker, is still up for adoption. 

WEBLINK | Kansas Humane Society

During the segment, Erin answered a question about a newly adopted dog barking.

“I would start by putting her in a crate in a separate room when strangers enter and this can be her safe space. You can give her enrichment, high value items, when strangers enter to start to show her that good things happen when strangers come over. Usually them entering the home is one of the highest anxiety times as there is a lot of action pretty suddenly.  Once she is doing well in the crate in a separate room in subsequent visits, you can have the crate located in a more centralized area but outside of the main action and continue to give her good things that are unique high value rewards only when there are guests. Eventually, she may only need to be crated at the very start and then the crate left open for her to retreat to if she becomes overwhelmed. Your guests can casually toss treats towards her without making eye contact so she can really associate new people with good things. You will really need to work at your dogs pace and comfort level.”
 

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