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  • Best Friends Professional Development Symposium

    When: September 16, 2020 – September 17, 2020 all-day
    Where: Online Symposium – Best Friends

    The Best Friends Professional Development Symposium: Reaching New Heights in Contemporary Animal Services is a new dynamic online symposium for animal services professionals and students devoted to lifesaving innovation and revolutionary change for pets and people. The field of animal welfare is rapidly evolving as animal services organizations become resource centers, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated that change. In …

  • The Scoop on Poop

    When: August 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Where: Online Webinar – National Kitten Coalition

    Description:  Kittens are little poop machines!  In this webinar we will take you through different scenarios and explain what your kitten’s poop is telling you about its health.  There will be plenty of pictures! *This kitten life-saving project was made possible in part through a generous Grant from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®.

  • Foster Space- Innovative Technology to Save More Lives

    When: July 29, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Where: Online Webinar – National Kitten Coalition

    Guest Presenter: Chris Roy with Doobert.com Description:  Are you struggling to effectively manage and communicate with your fosters?  Do you wish you had technology to manage hundreds of animals in foster without all of the hassles that come with managing foster programs at scale?  What if you could send and receive text messages right from a dashboard, and see requests …

  • Socializing Techniques for Puppies & Adolescents

    When: August 22, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Where: Online Webinar – PuppyWorks

    Prevent Reactivity Before it Starts Are current puppy classes designed for today’s world? What kind of socialization is best for puppies, so they grow up into dogs that, while out in public, are able to ignore most other dogs, while remaining connected with their owners. What if instead of a puppy, someone gets an older dog? Is it still possible …

  • Managing in the Real World with a Reactive or Non-Reactive Dog

    When: August 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Where: Online Webinar – PuppyWorks

    Is there more reactivity today than ever? Reactivity is contagious Possible contributing factors for reactivity What if EVERY dog owner managed his or her dog AS IF he were reactive? How to manage a dog in public or in private spaces Sensitive events for triggering reactivity Training tips for reactivity

  • Avoiding Dog-Play Dangers

    When: August 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Where: Online Webinar – PuppyWorks

    How to assess dog-dog engagements to look for compatible playmates Observing low risk behaviors, moderate risk, and high risk behaviors When to interrupt How to interrupt How much play is healthy or necessary?

  • Supporting and Engaging Foster Caregivers During COVID-19

    When: June 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Where: Online Webinar – Maddie's Fund

    During this 60-minute webcast, you’ll learn what the research says about the best ways to support and retain foster caregivers, and what successful strategies shelters and rescues are using to do just this. From training to communication to getting feedback on what your foster caregivers need, this webcast will teach you how to support your fosters and keep them coming …

  • ASPCA Cornell Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Online Conference

    When: July 11, 2020 – July 12, 2020 all-day
    Where: Online Conference

    To bring you the critical, timely information you need in a safe way, this year’s conference will take place virtually from July 11-12, 2020, and registration fees will be waived. Featuring twelve free workshops in two tracks—medical and operations—the 2020 ASPCA® Cornell Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conference is a unique educational opportunity for veterinarians and other animal welfare professionals to learn from our field …