December 7: Humane Society of Utah – Murray, UT
Thursday 12/29/07 10a-4p for “Learning to Read Dog & Cat Body Language”
With so much misinformation about dog and cat body language being spread through TV, movies, and the internet, come learn how to accurately read and interpret dog and cat 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
December 29: Salt Lake County Animal Services – SLC, UT
Friday 12/29/17 for “Puppy Development”
Puppies are cute and cuddly and a lot of fun, but then they grow up and turn into adolescents. There is a reason that by far the most common age range of dogs surrendered to shelters by their owners is 6-24 months: they’re a handful!
In this class we will learn the ins and outs of puppy development, what we can do utilize those periods to help each puppy become the best possible version of themselves, and how we can raise and train puppies to help them become good dog citizens.
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.