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Shelter Consultation
Kelley is available for in-person consultations to help shelters create or improve their behavior programs. Consultations can be general, covering a wide variety of programs such as Behavioral Enrichment, Training, Behavior Modification or more focused - addressing one specific area of interest, such as conducting Canine Behavior Evaluations. A combination of lectures and hands-on training is typical.

Shelter Behavior Seminar/Workshop
Kelley is available to provide one, two or three day educational seminars and workshops focusing on all aspects of shelter behavioral care.   Below is a list of lectures offered for a shelter seminar:

  • Reading Dog and Cat Body Language and Safe Handling

  • Stress Recognition and Reduction for Dogs and Cats

  • Environmental and Behavioral Enrichment for Dogs and Cats

  • Understanding Aggression in the Domestic Dog

  • Canine Behavior Evaluations

  • Feline Behavior Evaluations

  • How Animal Learn

  • Training and Behavior Modification in the Shelter

  • Addressing Common Behavior Problems in Cats and Dogs

  • Dogs Gone Crazy

  • Animal Control Officer Behavioral Training

  • Pit Bulls - Are They Different?

  • Terrified Tabby and Frightened Fido

  • Dominance in Dogs - Is it a Myth?

  • Life Changing Animals - Placing the Difficult Dogs

Shelter Behavior Seminar

This two-day seminar given by Kelley Bollen is designed for shelter staff, animal control officers, volunteers and administrators to learn more about addressing the behavioral health of the animals in their care. Subjects covered include:

Day 1

  • Intake and Adoptions - A Behavior Perspective

  • Reading Dog and Cat Body Language & Safe Animal Handling

  • Stress Recognition and Reduction

  • Behavioral and Environmental Enrichment

Day 2

  • Understanding Aggression in the Domestic Dog

  • Canine Behavior Evaluations 

  • Feline Behavior Evaluations

  • How Animals Learn

  • Training & Behavior Modification in the Shelter

Your shelter can host the Shelter Behavior Seminar. The host shelter secures the venue and helps to advertise the event and their staff can attend at no cost. Please contact Kelley for details.


  • Attendees receive Certificate of Attendance

  • IAABC Members receive 14 CEU's 

  • CCPDT - 11 CEU's for trainers & 3 CEU's for behavior consultants

Educational Seminars for Organizations 
Educational seminars are available to veterinary offices; childcare agencies; schools; hospitals; public service agencies; law enforcement agencies; and any other organization that wants to learn more about animal behavior related issues.

  • Dog Bite Prevention for Kids

  • Reading Dog Body Language in Dogs and Cats

  • Common Behavior Problems in Dogs

  • Common Behavior Problems in Cats

  • How Animal Learn and the Basics of Training

  • Preparing your Pets for the New Baby

  • Stress Reduction in the Veterinary Office

  • Separation Anxiety in Dogs

  • Fears and Phobias

  • Understanding Aggression in the Domestic Dog

  • Puppy Primer


Educational Seminars for Pet Owners 
These public seminars are designed to provide you with relevant information that will improve your understanding of your pet.


  • Why does my dog do that and how do I get him to stop?

  • Why does my cat do that and how do I get her to stop?

  • Understanding your dog

  • Reading Dog Body Language

  • Dog Bite Prevention for Kids*

  • Before you get your new dog

  • Preparing your pet for the new baby

  • Clicker training your cat

  • Enrichment for your pets