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Our Guidelines

We have gathered a group of well-educated animal behavior and training professionals with experience in open- and limited-admission shelters to create these guidelines. The result is an approach grounded in behavioral science and the LIMA (Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive) ethical standard. We all agree that there is no “one best way”. As such, we have written the guidelines to be flexible to meet the needs of your shelter.  Click on the image below to download the most current version.