Sheltering Together

Many kind humans have stepped up to foster animals, eliminating the burden from shelter workers while we’re all stuck at home, sheltering in place. While sharing your home with a pet can provide emotional comfort and entertainment during this unique time, bringing a new animal into your house isn’t without challenges! Inviting a new pet into the family can be a very exciting and yet overwhelming time. Some homeless pets have never lived in a home before. Your new foster friend may not be potty trained. Or, they may be fearful and struggling to adjust. That’s where we come in.
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After this presentation you will:

  • Be able to set up a safe space so your new pup can decompress
  • Understand what your pup is saying to you
  • When to seek the help of a veterinary behaviorist
  • Be able to prevent the new pup from jumping on tables, surfing counters, and running around your house in circles like a nascar driver
  • Know how to introduce your current pets to your new pet, safely and without stress
  • Utilize multiple tips and tricks so you can handle anything that comes up
Meet the instructor

Dr. E’Lise Christensen, DVM, DACVB
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. E’Lise Christensen DVM is a board-certified veterinary behaviorist and an international lecturer and author. Dr. Christensen is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and a member of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) Speaker’s Bureau and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Christensen received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 2002.
Dr. Christensen has contributed to articles in Dog Watch, Cat Watch, Cat Fancy, Dog Training Solutions, Real Simple, Newsday, and various other print media. She has been a contributor and guest on’s “Pet Health” and “Studio B with Shepard Smith”, ABC News’ “Nightline,” and many other radio programs, television programs, and newscasts.
Patrick Jones - Course author
Meet the instructor

Bobbie Bhambree, CPDT-KA

With over fifteen years of experience and as the former Director of Pet Training at North Shore Animal League, Bobbie brings expertise to her work with families here at Behavior Vets. She is also a faculty member of Catch Trainer’s Academy and Agility University where she teaches new trainers the art of behavior modification.
Patrick Jones - Course author