Many animals are surrendered to shelters every year due to unresolved behavior issues. With a little effort and commitment on the part of the pet owner, most unwanted behaviors can be corrected or prevented by using humane and proven methods.
The Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley explores common behavior issues, and endeavors to provide adopters with the behavior support they need. We address the possible causes, as well as offer alternative solutions for correction.
Our commitment to promoting quality relationships with our pets is significant… If you have a specific behavior or training question, we would like to help! Please call or email us with detailed information.
The Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley supports humane and positive reinforcement training techniques. Through sharing this invaluable information, we hope to promote lasting and rewarding relationships for people and animals alike.
Enrichment Tips from Hillary Hayward, the Shelter's Behavior & Training Manager:
As much as physical exercise is important in an animals life, mental exercise is equally important. Having your pets "work" to eat gives them incredible mental satisfaction and discourages them from boredom/lonely behaviors.
Click here to check out cat enrichment ideas
Click here to check out dog enrichment ideas
A couple of things we do at the Shelter include:
For more information or to register for upcoming obedience classes call the Shelter at 208-788-4351!