Trish McMillian joins Nikki, Regina, and Bernice to discuss the controversial, sometimes divisive, and always emotional topic of behavioral euthanasia.
UPDATE JUNE 12, 2019:
While we received an overwhelmingly positive response to this podcast, we also received criticism from other individuals in animal welfare and we take their concerns seriously.
We wanted to address these criticisms and concerns directly. Stacey Coleman has added a preamble and an outro to the episode. In addition, we’ve added in clarification and explanation for sections that some people found upsetting.
Please join us on Thursday, June 13 at 6pm for a Facebook Live discussion. We welcome your feedback.
We encourage everyone to listen to the episode again and hear our new commentary that is sprinkled throughout the episode.
For everyone’s convenience, here is Stacey’s opening commentary:
Stacey’s wrap up at the end of the podcast is here:
Trish McMillian is a certified professional dog trainer (through CCPDT), certified dog behavior consultant and associate certified cat behavior consultant (through IAABC) who holds a Master’s degree in Animal Behavior from the University of Exeter in England. She specializes in training and behavior modification work using positive reinforcement with dogs, cats, and horses. You can read more about her here.
If you have had to euthanize a dog for behavior reasons and are interested in joining the group Trish mentions, you can find Losing Lulu here.
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