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In this webinar Tom introduces us to the following:

  • What are dogs’ needs?
  • Explore the hierarchy of needs and how these apply in a shelter environment
  • Look at how we can best meet these needs
  • The role of training and behaviour in meeting needs
  • Practical applications for shelter workers
  • Research backed approaches

Tom Candy | Meeting the needs of rescue dogs in kennels

  • Tom Candy is a Senior Training and Behaviour Advisor for DogsTrust in the United Kingdom. Tom is responsible for overseeing the training and behaviour at multiple rehoming centres across the UK. His duties include assessment, management and behaviour modification.

    A passion for animal welfare and training led Tom to undertake a BSc (Hons) in bio-veterinary science, and an MSc in clinical animal behaviour from the University of Lincoln, UK.

    Having started volunteering in rescue at the age of 15, Tom has been involved in a variety of aspects of rescue, including fundraising, home checks, transporting, and general day-to-day activities. Since graduating from University, Tom has been working as a training and behaviour advisor at a DogsTrust, locuming across 7 centres before moving to the senior training and behaviour team.

    Tom is Clinical Animal Behaviourist with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council, and a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and Certified Shelter behaviour specialist with the IAABC and a full member of the APBC.

  • 12th March 2023

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