Upcoming Events


March 2: Salt Lake County Animal Services – SLC, UT

Friday 03/02/18 for “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.



March 6: Humane Society of Utah – Murray, UT


Tuesday 03/06/18 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.

Contact to reserve a spot.


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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.