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.
May 25: Salt Lake County Animal Services – SLC, UT
Friday 05/25/18: “What Is Enrichment?”
Enrichment has become a buzzword in the pet community, but what exactly is it? What all does it entail? And why does it matter? In this class we will discuss the science behind enrichment, the various aspects of enrichment, and how to provide your pet with an enriched life in a sustainable way.
Space is limited. Humans only.
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.