Behavior and Training

About Behavior And Enrichment

At the Humane Society of Pinellas, we understand the importance of helping our animal residents remain behaviorally healthy while they await their forever homes. Through daily training and enrichment, we are able to address the physical and emotional needs of our animals during their shelter stay. 

Our team members who adhere to the ethical obligation of using science-based, welfare-focused training methods including following the guidelines set forth in LIMA (least intrusive, minimally aversive) and the Humane Hierarchy. Staff are trained to modify a range of behavior problems for both dogs and cats, including house soiling, litter box avoidance, unruly behavior, destructive behavior, separation anxiety, leash reactivity, and aggression.


Services Directory

HSP is happy to partner with local trainers and behavior consultants who support owned pets through affordable behavior and training services. By utilizing the services of the professionals in this directory, you are also supporting the needs of the Behavior and Training Department

PLEASE NOTIFY YOUR TRAINER THAT YOU RECEIVED THEIR INFORMATION FROM THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF PINELLAS AND A PERCENTAGE WILL BE DONATED BACK TO THE SHELTER!

Group Training Classes

Christine Bauhs, CPDT-KA
k9 Holistics
Phone: 727-418-3641
Email: [email protected]

Veterinary Behaviorists

Dr. Terry Curtis, DVM, MS, DACVB
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB
Florida Veterinary Behavior Service
Phone: 561-795-9398
Email: [email protected]

Private Behavior Consultants

Christine Bauhs, CPDT-KA
k9 Holistics
Phone: 727-418-3641
Email: [email protected]

Amy Weeks, M.A. CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, VSPDT
Amy’s K9 Kindergarten
Phone: 813-785-9159

Jasmine Johnson
Jasmine The Dog Trainer
Phone: 727-507-1399

Elaina Franklin, B.S. in Animal Behavior
Positive Solutions Training
Email: [email protected]

Additional Resources

Malena-Demartini
Karen Pryor Academy
victoria stillwell
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Behavior And Training Seminars

The Humane Society of Pinellas believes all animal welfare employees should be equipped with the most up-to-date knowledge when it comes to animal behavior.

Therefore, HSP’s Behavior and Training Department offers seminars for organizations and businesses looking to learn about science-based, positive reinforcement training methods, animal behavior, enrichment and more!

Seminar Topics

Seminars include lecture, audio-visual presentation, and hands-on training on the following topics:

  • Shelter-specific behavior problems (stress induced behaviors, stereotypes and common behavior issues)
  • Positive reinforcement and low-stress handling
  • Enrichment for shelter dogs
  • Canine body language and behavior
  • Proper equipment for shelter dogs
  • Additional topics available on request.

Behavior Helpline

The Humane Society of Pinellas is available to assist pet owners by phone and email with preliminary behavior and training advice and behavior specialist referrals.

Phone: 727-797-7722 ext. 233
Email: [email protected]

Sponsors

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