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For Shelters

Elise Gouge, Master Trainer and pet behaviorist, can assist your rescue or shelter in implementing or modifying behavior programs, trains temperament testing and behavior evaluation. She works to create customized procedures and protocols to meet the individual needs of shelters.

Services include:
– Training staff to evaluate dogs for adoptability
– Implementing enrichment protocols for all companion pets to increase adoptability, reduce illness, and promote humane treatment of animals.
– Collaborating with staff on post-adoption follow-up
– Training staff on handling animals to reduce injury and decrease stress for pets and staff
– Providing discounted rates for outreach consultation work with clients in under-served areas
– Coaching staff on best practices in avoiding compassion fatigue

In support of the missions of non-profit shelters and humane societies, Elise offers discounted rates for workshops and seminars. For hour by hour consulting, the rate for shelters is $75.