Events&Projects

Upcoming Events

 

March 30: Salt Lake County Animal Services – SLC, UT

Friday 03/02/18: “The Key Is Choice”

The ability to make decisions which result in desired outcomes is crucial to the mental and behavioral health of all species. In this FREE class, you’ll learn how providing choices for your pets will make them happier and healthier, and will deepen the bond between you.

Space is limited. Humans only. This class is Part One of a Two-Part Series, but can also be attended on its own.

Register: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=11428568&appointmentType=5501952

 

April 27: Salt Lake County Animal Services – SLC, UT

Friday 04/27/18: “Teaching Animals To Think”

The ability to make decisions which result in desired outcomes is crucial to the mental and behavioral health of all species. In this FREE class, you’ll learn how providing choices for your pets will make them happier and healthier, and will deepen the bond between you.

Space is limited. Humans only. This class is Part Two of a Two-Part Series, but can also be attended on its own.

Register: TBA

 

May 4-6: Havoc K9 – Willard, UT

Friday May 4 – Sunday May 6: Science-Based Training for Professionals Workshop

Interested in learning about science-based training? Or perhaps you’ve learned a little bit about it but would like a more in-depth, immersive experience? This workshop starts from the ground up teaching the foundations of canine ethology and applied behavior analysis, then building on the basics and providing immersive, hands-on opportunities to apply the theory to real-world training scenarios. The knowledge and skills taught here have numerous practical applications for a wide variety of animal professionals, including: dog trainers, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, groomers, and shelter/rescue staff and volunteers. Attendance to this workshop also grants eligibility to future workshops which further build on the theory and practice of science-based training and behavior modification.

For more information and to register go here.

 

June 21: Humane Society of Utah – Murray, UT

Tuesday 06/21/18 10a-4p for “Learning to Read Dog Body Language”

With so much misinformation about dog body language being spread through TV, movies, and the internet, come learn how to accurately read and interpret dog body language based on the scientific study of behavior. Additionally in this workshop we will learn about how our own body language affects our interactions with animals, and there will be plenty of opportunities to practice what we’ve learned by watching videos and even getting real-world practice with dog intros. HSU staff and volunteers get priority access, but this class is free and open to the public as space is available.

Registration: TBA

 

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Projects

Other ways in which I serve the animal-loving community:

Canines With Careers: Best Friends Animal Society has a career dog program where we evaluate and pull suitable dogs from shelters and rescues and help their adopters to train them into whatever roll they will fill. I am the CWC trainer for Salt Lake City, although we frequently work with Skye Poitras as well. You can learn more about Canines With Careers here: Canines with Careers

International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants: The IAABC has recently added a Shelter Division, through which people can currently apply to become a Shelter Behavior Associate. However, I have the great fortune of working alongside several other knowledgeable and experienced behavior consultants and behaviorists from around the country to develop the Certified Shelter Behavior Professional application. We are hoping to have that completed by next year. I’ve also recently been recruited to help develop the application for the Working Dog Division, too! Fun!

Parrot Behavior Analysis Solutions: If your parrot has an undesirable behavior you’d like to work through but are low on funds, there is a free online class available to the public here.

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