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video guides for the assessment of welfare

These video guides should be used in conjunction with our Welfare Monitoring Tools to identify behaviours which indicate positive and negative welfare. Photo guides to behaviour are also available.

These behaviours represent only a selection of the behaviours expressed by laboratory-housed dogs, however these are behaviours which are known to reliably indicate positive and negative welfare.


Home pen behaviour


The video guides below show positive welfare indicators, negative welfare indicators and postural indicators of welfare.




table training and restraint welfare indicators


This video shows behavioural indicators of welfare which can be used in conjunction with the Table Welfare Monitoring Tool to evaluate and monitor welfare during training for restraint and restraint during procedures.

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