CEU Event: The Ins and Outs of Working with Shelters and Rescues

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 0.50 CBCC-KSA Knowledge: 1.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00 CBCC-KSA Skills: 0.00


Many trainers and behavior consultants have connections to shelters and rescue groups. These may be in the form of volunteering, being a paid employee, or doing contract work for a specific task or project. Employee status usually comes with a specific job description, scope of duties, and / or expectations about your role along with your compensation rate or salary. It’s the volunteer and contract work that often raises questions and dilemmas. In this webinar, we are excited to partner with our friend and colleague Ms. Jenn Barg, M.S., ACAAB who has served in all the above roles with shelters for close to 15 years. If you’ve considered volunteering to help at a shelter, been asked to evaluate animals, OR done either or both and not had a good experience, then you won’t want to miss this session. You are better off being proactive, and having an idea of what the potential mine fields are and how to identify and avoid them. You don’t want to get in the middle of a “situation” you were either unprepared for or unaware of, and have things blow up in a way that could reflect badly on you, put you in a precarious situation legally or just cause you more stress you don’t need. In this webinar session we’ll talk both about contracting to perform individual assessments as well as longer term opportunities training dogs in the shelter. If there are multiple shelters and rescues in your community, what do you look for to choose the one that is the best fit for you? What are some “red flags” that indicate you should likely stay away? If asked to do an assessment, how do you know exactly WHAT to do? What are some self-assessment questions to ask yourself to know if you are really up to the task? While we can’t offer legal advice, we can give you examples of what in our experience is important to consider in a contract, including fee structure. If you tend to let your passion run wild, and often get in situations where you’ve allowed your heart to over-ride your common sense, this session is for you

Sponsor:Animal Behavior Associates
Speaker(s):Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., CAAB and Dan Estep, Ph.D., CAAB and Jenn Barg, M.S., ACAAB

Contact: Tracey
 Email: info@animalbehaviorassociates.com
 Phone: 303-932-9095
 Web: http://www.behavioreducationnetwork.com/