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Match-Up II Training Dr. Amy Marder. Introduction to CSD A program of the Animal Rescue League of Boston Dedicated to improving the welfare of homeless.

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1 Match-Up II Training Dr. Amy Marder

2 Introduction to CSD A program of the Animal Rescue League of Boston Dedicated to improving the welfare of homeless dogs cared for by humane organizations, animal control facilities, and rescue groups throughout the nation Science-based research and outcome assessment are the cornerstones of our efforts

3 Find us at: Also in the Internet Cafe

4 To find us through ARLB: Under the Behavior Tab

5 Intro to MU II

6 Introduction to MU II Why conduct a behavior evaluation? Get to know the dog. Dogs are individuals Find most compatible home Counsel adopters about expected behaviors and how to manage them To understand and modify problem behaviors before a dog is rehomed Prevent dangerous dogs from being placed into the community

7 Introduction to MU II Why Match-Up II? Comprehensive, multi-part system Considers dogs as individuals with personalities, not by breed Standardized and objective Practical Research-based, ongoing validation Provides common language for users CSD support for evaluator training

8 MU II Details

9 Behavioral History Predictive of many future behaviors in new home Obtained from Behavioral History questions at intake Used to complete Behavioral History part of Triage (Can use CSD intake form on website or use the list of questions you will need to add to your own intake form to conduct MUII) 1. Behavioral History 2. Behavior Evaluation 3. Personality Scoring 4. Behavior in the Shelter 5. Behavioral Triage

10 Behavior Evaluation 1. Behavioral History 2. Behavior Evaluation 3. Personality Scoring 4. Behavior in the Shelter 5. Behavioral Triage 11 subtests Based on observations of behaviors, not interpretation Behaviors are the building blocks of MUII Behaviors either occur or don’t Objective

11 Behaviors Evaluated in MU II 1. Behavioral History 2. Behavior Evaluation 3. Personality Scoring 4. Behavior in the Shelter 5. Behavioral Triage Person, doll or dog Lick Nudge Jump up Sniff Body Cower Tremble Stiff Playbow

12 Behaviors Evaluated in MU II 1. Behavioral History 2. Behavior Evaluation 3. Personality Scoring 4. Behavior in the Shelter 5. Behavioral Triage Tail Wag Tuck Mouth Lip lick Soft mouth Show teeth Snap Vocalizations Bark Growl

13 Occurrence checked either on worksheet or clicked on computer (MU II Online) Recording Observed Behaviors

14 Behavior Evaluation Checklist (See full list in the Match-Up II Manual) Can everyone find everything they need?

15 Behavior Evaluation Sub-tests 1. Leash Manners: Walk dog outdoors Doesn’t pull Pulls lightly Pulls medium Pulls hard Grabs leash with mouth

16 Part 1: Explore 2 minutes Handler drops leash when enters room and sits in chair in middle of room. Watch but do not talk to dog for 2 minutes Part 2: Call over Handler calls dog “Come, name, come”. No hands or other sounds first time If dog doesn’t come, repeat. If dog still doesn’t come, clap hands on lap/kiss air If dog comes, pet dog with 3 long strokes from head to tail Observe 10 seconds 2. Room Behavior

17 Sit Hold treat over dog’s head, say “sit”; if doesn’t: Use palm to ceiling hand signal, say “sit”, if doesn’t: Point to hind end, say “sit” Down Sit and treat on ground in front of dog, say “down” Sit, treat and pointing finger “down” Sit, no treat and point “lie down” Sit-stay Palm to dog, say “stay”, take 2 steps away from dog Repeat Palm to dog, say “wait”, take 2 steps away from dog 3. Commands

18 Come Put dog in stay, move 10 feet away, say “come, name, come”, if dog doesn’t stay assistant to hold leash. If dog doesn’t: Repeat, if dog doesn’t: Clap hands and kiss air and repeat Shake Ask “shake”, if doesn’t Ask “paw”, if doesn’t Ask “high 5” 3. Commands

19 Have dog stand (sitting is OK) Discontinue sub-test if rolls over Handler stands on right side of dog and holds collar with right hand Using left hand, handler picks up feet for 2 seconds in this order:  Rear inside  Front inside  Rear outside  Front outside Observe 10 seconds 4. Handling feet

20 Part 1: Ball Throw ball Ask in order “Drop”, “Give”, “Out”, then try to trade for treat Observe 10 seconds Part 2: Plush squeaky Squeak and throw toy Ask in order “Drop” Give” “Out”, then try to trade for treat Observe 10 seconds 5. Toys

21 Part 3: Tug rope Wiggle rope on floor, 3 times for 5 seconds each time Tug 10 seconds Ask in order “Drop” “Give” “Out”, then try to trade for treat Observe 10 seconds 5. Toys

22 Dog drags leash Tap dog on back and run feet giggling and waving arms Stop suddenly, fold arms, ignore dog Bring dog over to you if necessary Repeat in other direction Observe 10 seconds 6. Run and Freeze

23 Assistant holds dog on leash With rubber hand close to body, handler approaches dog With rubber hand close to dog’s head, allow dog to investigate the hand 7. Introduction to Rubber Hand

24 Wet food Tether or hold dog on leash, no tension Allow dog to eat 2 seconds Walk past dog Pet dog’s head and body with rubber hand Move rubber hand around outside of bowl Move rubber hand around edge of bowl Rubber hand in bowl by dog’s mouth 2 seconds Pull bowl away, give back, and pull bowl away Observe 10 seconds 8. Possessive Behavior

25 Pig’s ear Use non-slippery mat Place ear on mat Allow dog to chew 30 seconds Pet dog’s head and body with rubber hand Place rubber hand near ear Move rubber hand closer to ear and touch Trade ear for treat(s) Observe 10 seconds 8. Possessive Behavior

26 Handler holds dog on leash Assistant carries doll into the room like a child At 8 feet, doll is placed on ground and walked toward dog until 3 feet away Extend doll’s arm toward dog Allow dog to approach, observe 10 seconds If dog shows fear, observe 20 seconds to see if dog recovers from fear 9. Toddler Doll

27 Handler holds dog on leash Assistant enters room in trench coat, hat, sunglasses and cane Assistant says “Hi doggie, can I pet you?” Approach & say “Hi doggie, are you a nice doggie?” At 3 feet, reach towards dog with hand closed Allow dog to sniff and approach Observe 10 seconds If dog shows fear, observe 20 seconds to allow recovery 10. Strange Looking Woman

28 Part 1: Dog friendly, same-size dog Walk dogs past each other on leash 3 feet apart Allow dogs to greet on loose leashes Observe 30 seconds Circle with dogs as they circle Part 2: (optional) Reaction to second dog Introduce dog to second dog if fear or aggression occurs with first dog 11. Dog-To-Dog Interaction

29 Behavior Evaluation Sub-tests

30 Behavior Evaluation Video

31 Personality Scoring 1. Behavioral History 2. Behavior Evaluation 3. Personality Scoring 4. Behavior in the Shelter 5. Behavioral Triage Personality Trait Scores* 1. Friendliness 2. Fearfulness 3. Excitability 4. Aggressiveness 5. Trainability 6. Playfulness * Calculated automatically with MU II Online!

32 Behavior in the Shelter 1. Behavioral History 2. Behavior Evaluation 3. Personality Scoring 4. Behavior in the Shelter 5. Behavioral Triage Behavior toward staff, volunteers and public (men, children) Behavior on walks Behavior toward other animals

33 Behavioral Triage 1. Behavioral History 2. Behavior Evaluation 3. Personality Scoring 4. Behavior in the Shelter 5. Behavioral Triage Incorporates all information known about each dog and gives points for behaviors Behavioral history Behavior evaluation Behavior observed in the shelter Consideration for weight Helps shelters make informed decisions about placement and behavior programs Calculated automatically with MU II Online!

34 Match-Up II Online! Faster than manual calculation! Automatic calculation of personality scores and Triage points Behavior modification recommended for problem behaviors Training & Resources Page

35 Match-Up II Online Video!

36 Match-Up II Online Demo **Demonstration of Match-Up II Online**

37 Conclusion Thank you! Register as a Shelter Partner today:


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