Topic: Enrichment strategies for dogs.
Guests: Emily Strong
Synopsis: Kat and Becca are joined by trainer Emily Strong to talk about creating healthy enrichment strategies for our canine companions. We clarify what enrichment is, strategies so activities are appropriate and create independence, and how to prioritize safety for our dogs and our communities.
Emily Strong, CDBC, CPBT-KA, SBA is Co-Owner and Behavior Consultant at Pet Harmony, LLC, Co-Founder and President of First Train Home, and co-author of the book Canine Enrichment For The Real World, set for publication via Dogwise in 2019. She has been involved in various animal welfare fields since 1990, working and volunteering in animal shelters, rescue groups, veterinary hospitals, stables, wildlife rehabs, an aviary, and finally as a behavior consultant. While a behavior consultant in Austin, TX she was on the board of Wings of Love Bird Haven and co-founded and ran Austin Parrot Society. She then relocated to Kanab, UT to work as a behavior consultant in both the Parrot and Dog Departments at Best Friends Animal Society for almost 3 years before moving to Salt Lake City to go back into business for herself, publish her book, and launch First Train Home. She has been training animals of many species her whole life, including (but probably not limited to): dogs, cats, parrots, a wide variety of other species of birds, rabbits, ferrets, hamsters, rats, mice, horses, miniature donkeys, pigs, goats, tortoises, leopard geckos, snakes, pygmy octopi, fish, and even praying mantids. In addition to running her businesses and writing books, she is also a national speaker, has written articles for multiple publications, and has an international client base.