Positive Pet Parenting Saves Lives protecting pets from neglect, abuse and surrender
by  providing pet parent education eCourses
with pet adoption and rescue.

About Us

Our mission is two-fold: 1) to improve pet welfare in new homes by providing pet parent education with pet adoptions from animal shelters and rescue groups, and 2) to improve pet welfare inside shelters by providing shelter teams and volunteers safe and gentle pet handling education and methods to improve the pet's experience in the shelter.

Our vision is to reduce the number of pets neglected, abused, surrendered to shelters and euthanized due to unwanted and misunderstood pet behaviors....by providing pet parent education with every pet adoption. Shelter flyer

Our goal is  help pets adjust and stay in homes by educating pet parents on how raise a happy, well-behaved family member and provide convenient resources for resolving pet behavior problems working with the pet parent and veterinarian. Learn more...Buddy’s Story

Positive Pet Parenting ECourses help people raise educated adult dogs who are friendly, confident, relaxed, flexible, loveable, well-behaved members of the family. Enroll your shelter pet (participating shelters only).

The method is easy!  Pet parents are enrolled fun “Positive Pet Parenting™  ECourses. Each Elesson arrives with a pet cartoon and pet behavior training tips. All recommended methods are gentle and easy and fun for people and pets.
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ELessons arrive with easy links to the  "Self-help" Animal Behavior Network online pet behavior library. Educated pet parents help shelter pets adjust more quickly to their new homes.

Warning:  Dog bites and serious aggression  when the dog reaches full maturity at 2 to 4 years of age. By then, you can modify your dog's behavior but it is much harder because early learning endures. Be proactive and prevent dog aggression with Positive Pet Parenting™. Below are the results of a study by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Humane Society of the United States showing dog  bite statistics over a 20 year period.

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Sad Statistics:  Dog bites are a #1 US health threat according to the CDC

P   4.5 Mil dog bites reported annually (2% of US population), most never reported to the authorities.

P    Dogs between 1 and 5 years of age bite more than older than 6 years old. Male dogs bite the most.

P The CDC documents chained dogs 2.8 times more likely to bite than an unchained dog. 

P    Canines that are NOT spayed or neutered are 3 times more likely to bite.

P    10 to 20 people die every year in the US as a result of dog bites with the majority of victims - by far - being children. Dog bites are the greatest public health threat in the United States.

P    Unwanted pet behavior leads to more death in pets than all health threats combined. Behavior problems are the leading cause of pet neglect, abuse, surrender, and euthanasia.

P   Statistics quantify the effects of behavior problems on the relinquishment of pets to shelters resulting in the breakdown of the human-animal bond and euthanasia of otherwise healthy companion animals (Miller, et al., 1996; Patronek, 1996; Salman, et al., 2000).

*Overall, K., Editor-in-Chief (Janiuary/February, 2008). Behavioral medicine opportunities in North American colleges of veterinary medicine: A status report. Journal of Veterinary Behavior, Clinical Applications and Research (3)1. Elsevier Publications.

Save Pet Lives!

Unwanted pet behavior is a leading cause of pet neglect, abuse, surrender, and euthanasia!


Education is the Gift that Lasts!


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