Loosening the Reins on Kennel Enrichment Might Be the Secret to Happier Dogs

Loosening the Reins on Kennel Enrichment Might Be the Secret to Happier Dogs

This is a guest post from Kristen Auerbach, Deputy Chief Animal Services Officer at Austin Animal Center.

I’ve had the opportunity to travel to dozens of shelters around the country, and one of the most consistently troubling things I see is the common practice of severely restricting and prohibiting enrichment items, like toys and treats, in kennels. But, I think it’s time to loosen the reins on what we allow shelter dogs to have in their kennels.  (more…)