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ONLINE EDUCATION

DISCLAIMERS: None of the following are offered, sponsored or directly endorsed by Fuzzy Texan, nor is any of the information contained in these links guaranteed by Fuzzy Texan. Any courses requiring the creation of an account, registration or with a fee are noted below. We will maintain and update this list the best to our ability, but we are not responsible for broken links, non-functioning videos, out-of-date information, etc. FTAR is not responsible for any outcomes based on the use of this information. None of the following should be used in the place of veterinary care. 

* Links marked with an asterisk are geared toward shelters/rescues but could also be useful to pet owners or the general public. 

CATS/KITTENS 

OVERALL

Kitten care webinars (Kitten Lady): http://www.kittenlady.org/webinar

Kitten care articles, guides (Kitten Lady): http://www.kittenlady.org/kitten-care

Help! I found a kitten! (Alley Cat Allies webinar, requires registration): https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/5044708144823270145 

How Old Is That Kitten? Kitten Progression: At-a-Glance (Alley Cat Allies guide): https://www.alleycat.org/resources/kitten-progression/

ASNA Gentle Handling Techniques for Cats (ASPCA webinar): https://www.aspcapro.org/training/webinar/asna-gentle-handling-techniques-cats

What Color is My Cat (National Kitten Coalition webinar): https://www.pathlms.com/nkc/courses/45055

Cat Identification Guide (Alley Cat Allies guide): https://www.alleycat.org/resources/cat-identification-guide/

* How to Scan a Cat for a Microchip (Alley Cat Allies guide): https://www.alleycat.org/resources/how-to-scan-a-cat-for-a-microchip/

* Cat Lifesaving: Cats in Shelters (Best Friends Animal Society webinar): https://rise.articulate.com/share/g5kw59ta58goJpOTFaWJ7yoHEJltWN-z#/

* Cat Lifesaving: Kittens (Best Friends Animal Society webinar): https://rise.articulate.com/share/3NDcdAIyIl_blFqum6u1h-VzMGNk6nhD#/

 

HEALTH

The P's of Panleukopenia (National Kitten Coalition webinar): https://www.pathlms.com/nkc/courses/39873

Diarrhea on the Run (National Kitten Coalition webinar): https://www.pathlms.com/nkc/courses/45830

Fading Kitten Syndrome (National Kitten Coalition webinar): https://www.pathlms.com/nkc/courses/44190

All About Spay and Neuter (Alley Cat Allies webinar): https://www.alleycat.org/resources/all-about-spay-and-neuter/

* Who Should I Be Testing? Untangling the Mystery of FeLV and FIV in Shelter Cats (ASPCA webinar): https://www.aspcapro.org/webinar/2020-01-15-120000/who-should-i-be-testing-untangling-mystery-felv-and-fiv-shelter-cats

* Feline Upper Respiratory Disease Basics (ASPCA webinar): https://www.aspcapro.org/webinar/20171012/feline-upper-respiratory-disease

* Feline Panleukopenia: The Basics (ASPCA webinar): https://www.aspcapro.org/training/webinar/feline-panleukopenia-basics

* Managing Feline Upper Respiratory Disease in Shelters (Best Friends Animal Society webinar): https://network.bestfriends.org/proven-strategies/operations/medical-cleaning-care/managing-feline-urtd-shelters-webinar

 

BEHAVIOR

Cat Behavior Webinar Series (Alley Cat Allies webinars): https://www.alleycat.org/resources/cat-behavior-series/

Is That Cat Feral? (ASPCA webinar): https://www.aspcapro.org/training/webinar/cat-feral-0

Feline Communication (ASPCA webinar): https://www.aspcapro.org/training/webinar/feline-communication-0

From hiss to purr: Socializing feral kittens (Humane Society webinar): https://humanepro.org/videos/hiss-purr-socializing-feral-kittens

A Guide to Interactions Between Cats and Humans (Alley Cat Allies guide): https://www.alleycat.org/resources/cat-socialization-continuum-guide/

Cat Behavior and Enrichment Best Friends Animal Society webinar): https://network.bestfriends.org/proven-strategies/operations/medical-cleaning-care/cat-behavior-and-enrichment

A Visual Guide to Cat Body Language (Alley Cat Allies guide): https://www.alleycat.org/resources/a-visual-guide-to-cat-body-language/

No more cat wrangling: Feline friendly handling (Humane Society webinar): https://humanepro.org/videos/no-more-cat-wrangling-feline-friendly-handling

* Shelter Behavior Roundtable: Socializing Neonate & Singleton Kittens (ASPCA webinar): https://www.aspcapro.org/training/webinar/shelter-behavior-roundtable-socializing-neonate-singleton-kittens

* Shelter Behavior Roundtable: Supporting Shy and Fearful Cats in the Shelter and at Home (ASPCA webinar): https://www.aspcapro.org/training/webinar/shelter-behavior-roundtable-supporting-shy-and-fearful-cats-shelter-and-home 

* Stress Reduction & Enrichment for Shelter Cats (ASPCA webinar): https://www.aspcapro.org/webinar/20130618/stress-reduction-enrichment-shelter-cats

* Top Tips for Happy Shelter Cats (ASPCA course, requires login): https://www.aspcaonline.org/#/online-courses/0deb4440-956c-42f0-840b-dcc7f73b94e5

* Measuring & Minimizing Sound In Shelters To Improve Cat Welfare (ASPCA course, requires login): https://www.aspcaonline.org/#/online-courses/1b14ed3f-511c-4798-a914-d4f80b8c01fd

 

TNR/COMMUNITY CATS

Trap Neuter Return Monitor and Colony Care Certification Training (ASPCA course, requires login): https://www.aspcaonline.org/#/online-courses/6f71c3ae-0f42-4421-a023-bafd7b38d858

Why Trap-Neuter-Return Feral Cats? The Case for TNR (Alley Cat Allies guide): https://www.alleycat.org/resources/why-trap-neuter-return-feral-cats-the-case-for-tnr/

How You Can Help Community Cats: A Step-by-Step Guide to Trap-Neuter Return (Alley Cat Allies guide): https://www.alleycat.org/resources/how-to-help-community-cats-a-step-by-step-guide-to-trap-neuter-return/

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Equipment and Supplies (Alley Cat Allies guide): https://www.alleycat.org/resources/traps-and-humane-animal-equipment

Drop & Box Trap Options for Cats (Alley Cat Allies guide): https://www.alleycat.org/resources/drop-trap-options/

Colony Care Guide (Alley Cat Allies guide): https://www.alleycat.org/resources/colony-care-guide/ 

Best Practices: Community Cat Colony Care (Alley Cat Allies guide): https://www.alleycat.org/resources/best-practices-community-cat-colony-care/  

Feeding Station Options (Alley Cat Allies guide): https://www.alleycat.org/resources/feeding-station-options-gallery/
 

 

DOGS/PUPPIES

HEALTH

Not Just Kennel Cough (ASPCA webinar): https://www.aspcapro.org/webinar/20171115/not-just-kennel-cough

Parvo Basics (ASPCA webinar): https://www.aspcapro.org/webinar/20170926/parvo

* Understanding Heartworm Disease in Shelter Animals (ASPCA webinar): https://www.aspcapro.org/search?keywords=Humane%20Feline%20Handling%20101

 

BEHAVIOR 

Dog Reactivity (Best Friends Animal Society webinar): https://network.bestfriends.org/proven-strategies/operations/medical-cleaning-care/dog-reactivity-webinar

Identifying and Managing Food Guarding (ASPCA webinar): https://www.aspcapro.org/webinar/20130117/food-guarding

Speaking Dog! Canine Communication #1 of 3 (ASPCA webinar): https://www.aspcapro.org/training/webinar/speaking-dog-canine-communication-1-3

Speaking Dog! Canine Communication #2 of 3 (ASPCA webinar): https://www.aspcapro.org/webinar/2019-11-05-120000-2019-11-05-130000/speaking-dog-canine-communication-2-3

Speaking Dog! Canine Communication #3 of 3 (ASPCA webinar): https://www.aspcapro.org/webinar/2019-11-25-120000-2019-11-25-130000/speaking-dog-canine-communication-3-3

How to Interact with Dogs to Minimize Stress (ASPCA course, requires login): https://www.aspcaonline.org/#/online-courses/992c2c97-f74a-44b2-84f2-7bcd2f6a582d

* How to Encourage Good Behavior in Shelter Dogs (ASPCA course, requires login): https://www.aspcaonline.org/#/online-courses/2c621ceb-c86c-48fa-9fdd-d92944a1677a

* Innovative Ways to Work with At-Risk Dogs Town Hall (Best Friends Animal Society webinar): https://network.bestfriends.org/proven-strategies/best-friends-town-halls/ways-work-risk-dogs

Dog Behavior and Handling (Best Friends Animal Society webinar): https://network.bestfriends.org/proven-strategies/operations/medical-cleaning-care/dog-behavior-and-handling-webinar

* Training for Shelter Dogs (Best Friends Animal Society): https://network.bestfriends.org/proven-strategies/operations/medical-cleaning-care/training-shelter-dogs

SHELTER/RESCUE-SPECIFIC

HEALTH/BEHAVIOR

Shelter Behavior Roundtable: Behavior Support for Long-Stay Shelter Cats and Dogs (ASPCA webinar): https://www.aspcapro.org/training/webinar/shelter-behavior-roundtable-behavior-support-long-stay-shelter-cats-and-dogs

Fear Free: Helping Shelter Pets Find Health, Happiness, and Homes (ASPCA webinar): https://www.aspcapro.org/training/webinar/fear-free-helping-shelter-pets-find-health-happiness-and-homes

Shelter Behavior Roundtable: Behavioral Support for Fosters (ASPCA webinar): https://www.aspcapro.org/training/webinar/shelter-behavior-roundtable-behavioral-support-fosters

Do Try This At Home: Cheap & Fun Enrichment Ideas for Shelters (ASPCA webinar): https://www.aspcapro.org/webinar/20180221/cheap-fun-enrichment-ideas

The 8 Components Every Animal Enrichment Program Should Have (ASPCA webinar): https://www.aspcapro.org/webinar/20180207/8-components-animal-enrichment-program

Animal Behavior for Shelters (ASPCA webinar): https://www.aspcapro.org/training/webinar/animal-behavior-shelters-0
Challenging Behavior Cases in the Shelter Setting (ASPCA course, requires login): https://www.aspcaonline.org/#/online-courses/a08ed72e-6809-4148-b43f-cac86cd2e60f

Parvovirus Infections in Dogs and Cats: Key Strategies for Prevention and Management in Animal Shelters (ASPCA course, requires login): https://www.aspcaonline.org/#/online-courses/162e2a7a-231e-4a79-883f-6dbc3a1e4598

Rescued animals: Ensuring quality of life (Humane Society webinar): https://humanepro.org/videos/rescued-animals-ensuring-quality-life

How to Communicate Shelter Animal Behavior Clearly (ASPCA course, requires login): https://www.aspcaonline.org/#/online-courses/1bfb6817-61ac-4025-9f19-ec116e56f2d2

OPERATIONS

Shelter Intake: Part 1 (ASPCA webinar): https://www.aspcapro.org/webinar/20170808/shelter-intake-1

Shelter Intake: Part 2 (ASPCA webinar): https://www.aspcapro.org/webinar/20170815/shelter-intake-2

Shelter Sanitation: Part 1 (ASPCA webinar): https://www.aspcapro.org/webinar/20170711/shelter-sanitation-1

Shelter Sanitation: Part 2 (ASPCA webinar): https://www.aspcapro.org/webinar/20170718/shelter-sanitation-2

Cleaning and Sanitation (Best Friends Animal Society course): https://rise.articulate.com/share/vEnMkJxUWzP3CCtIy-ncwMC96B-kqMJo#/

Make it work! Shelter behavior operations (Humane Society webinar): https://humanepro.org/media/2050

The past, present and future of adoptions (Humane Society webinar): https://humanepro.org/videos/past-present-and-future-adoptions

Return-To-Owner: Increasing the RTO Percentage in Your Shelter (Alley Cat Allies webinar, requires registration): https://www.alleycat.org/resources/return-to-owner-increasing-the-rto-percentage-in-your-shelter/

 

PERSONNEL

Engaging Volunteers (ASPCA course, requires login): https://www.aspcaonline.org/#/online-courses/87797145-6dcf-4b97-a6da-1e95999cd587

Caring this Much is Exhausting! The Emotional Challenges of Working in an Animal Shelter or Rescue Environment (ASPCA course, requires login): https://www.aspcaonline.org/#/online-courses/ef4029e7-0249-4a9c-9d4c-05719a76fc67

The cost of caring: Skills to prevent compassion fatigue (Humane Society webinar): https://humanepro.org/media/1978

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