Our Paper Accepted to Applied Animal Behavior
Our paper Evaluation of shelter dog activity levels before and during COVID-19 using automated analysis was accepted to the Applied Animal Behavior Science journal.
In-kennel shelter dog activity was analyzed and compared before and during COVID-19.
Automated video analysis of activity levels was validated against manual coding.
In-kennel activity was significantly lower before COVID-19 than during COVID-19.
COVID-19 societal changes may have adversely affected shelter dog’s in-kennel activity.
Uncontrollable societal changes add complexity to managing shelter dog welfare.