December 30, 2015
ST. HUBERT’S PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SHELTER PARTNER WORKSHOP
How to Interpret Canine Body Language and Know How Dogs See YOU
David Muriello, CPDT-KA
School Director of CATCH Canine Trainers Academy
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2016
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
ST. HUBERT’S COMMUNITY ROOM
575 Woodland Avenue, Madison, NJ
ONLY $10 TO REGISTER—INCLUDES LUNCH!
Dogs are constantly communicating and interpreting—are you? In this workshop you will learn how to become a better communicator and handler to all the dogs you work with by gaining insight into their body language and yours. Live demonstrations with shelter dogs will be a key element of the day’s work. All attendees will become participants as we make observations and interpretations of the behaviors we see in front of us. You will come away from this workshop better equipped to make smart, effective decisions regarding safety and behavior issues in the shelter environment. Plus, you will find canine communication more fascinating than ever when you realize how much is there that you weren’t seeing before.
David Muriello is a longtime Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and has been certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers since 2004. He is also a national speaker for Petfinder and Petco, as well as a member of the education Advisory Group for the APDT. David is the curriculum designer and lead instructor for a collaborate initiative with St. Hubert’s—providing humane-based instruction for dog trainers in the shelter environment.
Don’t miss this great opportunity– Register now!
Send payment to Nora Parker at St. Hubert’s, P.O. Box 159, Madison, NJ
973-377-7094 Ext. 226
October 13, 2010
Course Developed by ASPCA with Funding by COPS
The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), in partnership with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ® (ASPCA®), today announced a new online course to help law enforcement and animal welfare professionals better detect, investigate, and take action against dogfighting.
The course, entitled Combating Dogfighting, was developed by the ASPCA with COPS funding as a two-hour, two-part curriculum. Part one offers a comprehensive overview of dogfighting issues in the United States, while the second part provides information and resources on effective response, investigation and enforcement.
“We are pleased to support the development of an easily accessible resource that will help communities throughout the country more effectively crackdown on dogfighting,” said COPS Director Bernard K. Melekian. “Dogfighting on its own, or when linked to other illicit activities, is a crime that truly harms a community and contributes to a sense of lawlessness that cannot be tolerated.”
“Dogfighting is a multi-million dollar criminal enterprise that leads to the inhumane treatment and deaths of thousands of dogs nationwide each year,” said Dr. Randall Lockwood, ASPCA Senior Vice President of Forensic Sciences and Anti-Cruelty Projects. “A dogfighting investigation requires many of the same skills and resources as an undercover narcotics investigation, and it can be extremely difficult for law enforcement professionals to investigate this highly secretive enterprise. The ASPCA is hopeful that our partnership with the Department of Justice will help combat dogfighting and bring more cases to light.”
Combating Dogfighting is a free resource open to all law enforcement and animal welfare professionals. Additional details about the training, including registration information and a short clip of the course, can be found at aspcapro.org/cops .