Comparison of SAFER Behavior Assessment Results in Shelter Dogs at Intake and After a 3-Day Acclimation Period

  title={Comparison of SAFER Behavior Assessment Results in Shelter Dogs at Intake and After a 3-Day Acclimation Period},
  author={Sara L. Bennett and Hsin-Yi Weng and Sheryl L. Walker and Margaret Placer and Annette L. Litster},
  journal={Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science},
  pages={153 - 168}
In this study, it was hypothesized that different results would be obtained by canine behavior assessments performed within 24 hr of shelter intake (Day 0) and after a 3-day acclimation period (Day 3). Safety Assessment for Evaluating Rehoming assessments were performed on 33 dogs at 2 municipal shelters. Agreements between Day 0 and Day 3 varied among subtests, and no consistent temporal patterns were observed. Weighted kappa statistics for each subtest ranged from .28 to .78, and percentage… 

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