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Shelter Portraits, July 29, 2014

Mark Barone & Marina Dervan—5,500 Shelter Portraits to Save Shelter Dogs

July 29, 2014

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BaroneAttorney Fred Kray and cohost Kris Diaz welcome Mark Barone and Marina Dervan who discuss the Act of Dog Museum of Compassion. Mr. Barone and Ms. Dervan have spent three and a half years—and their retirement savings—to try to paint portraits of 5,500 dogs that have been killed in shelters (5,500 is the number of dogs killed daily in shelters). They are now at 4,900 portraits. 

Learn More: Act of Dog Museum of Compassion | PBS segment on the project | Act of Dog on Facebook

Plus, Yvette Van Veen discusses the concept of chaining, i.e., of looking at the sequence of events that lead up to a problem behavior. This, along with getting a pair of fresh eyes on a training/behavior problem, can help you find a new, more effective approach.

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