Making Best Friends for Life
NPO for Behavior Support and Training
Providing support to individuals and organizations that oversee the care of animals
Why support CAAWT?
One of the big problems in animal shelters is the overcrowding of dogs due to behavioral challenges. The overcrowding prevents shelters to have more dogs, and stress for the long-stay dogs. One way to help long-stay dogs to get adopted is to teach desirable ways to interact with humans. CAAWT strives to help shelter dogs get adopted, stay adopted, and build mutually enjoyable relationships with their new families. We work with shelter staff, volunteers, the adopting families, and the dogs they care for to make this happen. To reduce overcrowding and increase adoptions, we provide an effective and cost-effective method to teach dogs behaviors that help dogs get adopted and stay adopted.
CAAWT serves shelter staff, volunteers, the adopting families, and the dogs they care for. To reduce overcrowding and increase adoptions, we provide an effective and cost-effective method to teach dogs behaviors that help dogs get adopted and stay adopted.
Donations to CAAWT help provide free programs to support animal shelters and rescues to meet their goals. Free programs include:
Individualized training programs for the dogs
Staff and volunteer training - Learning Constructional Aggression Treatment and Constructional Affection, implementation of the Constructional Shelter Program
Constructional Shelter Programs - Setting goals, pinpoints, implementing a data collection system, analyzing the data, and making revisions
Free 1-hour presentations to animal shelters, rescues, animal hospitals, zoos, and schools/universities aimed to provide information on easy ways individuals can make big changes in their lives of animals
Free consultation (group or private classes) to individuals who cannot afford training fees and struggle with behavioral problems or need support starting a new life with a newly adopted dog
To create content about Constructional Approach and its application to animal welfare and training that is freely available to the public. This includes podcasts, instructional videos, PDF materials, resources on the CAAWT website, etc.