If America aspires to be a No Kill nation—a goal with no single solution—it must go beyond rescue, adoption, neutering/spaying and puppy mills to include preventive solutions that tackle canine misbehavior that breaks the human-canine bond and results in euthanasia.
World renowned canine behaviorists Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman, BVMS, DVA, DACVAA, DACVB (Tufts University) and Dr. James A Serpell, PhD (University of Pennsylvania) believe that a dog’s “bond-breaking” unacceptable behavior (or misbehavior) is quite possibly a direct result of their human’s emotional or psychological state. It is exactly this aspect of human-canine interaction that Dodman & Serpell are investigating in their Animal Ownership Interaction Study.
Information is power. With your help, Drs. Dodman & Serpell's findings can help future dog owners find their “happily ever after” with their dogs.