I have just returned from teaching a very successful compassionate dog handling course in Palau. I am very grateful to the Koror State animal control officers and shelter staff who attended the training with an openness and willingness to learn new and soft approaches. And thank you to Palau Animal Welfare Society who invited me and to the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) who generously provided funding.
The Republic of Palau is a island nation in the Pacific Ocean east of the Philippines and south of Japan. Koror is the only state in Palau with an animal shelter, animal control officers, and state animal welfare legislation requiring licensing of dogs. Continue reading
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