I am excited to announce that I will be teaching a 2-day dog non-chemical capture course at the Red Lion Hotel in Olympia, WA on Nov. 6-7 (Sat-Sun), 2010. This is the most extensive course about handling fearful and dangerous dogs for shelter staff, disaster responders, dog rescue groups, and spay/neuter programs. Here is the course announcement.
This course was just created this year. Training for dog chemical capture (which I also teach) is available for animal control officers, but there has been no training on non-chemical capture for other volunteers and professionals working with fearful dogs. I have created this course specifically to meet that need.
In this class we will cover catching with leash and similar tools, physical restraint (without fighting the dog), working with Y poles, catching with boxtraps, and how to catch entire packs of dogs. This unique course focuses on how to catch dogs in a calm, humane, compassionate, and safe manner. We explore the potential conflict between people and fearful dogs and discuss how to minimize the conflict even when the dog refuses to cooperate. We also discuss how to work with large dogs and dangerous dogs. No live dogs will be used due to class size. But there will be abundant teaching aids and videos. We will also end our two days with an open forum to specifically address the questions and challenges raised by the participants. Each course participant will receive a course notebook, Certificate of Training, and a thumb drive with all course material. The 2-day course fee is $360.
Visit our website Course Schedule to register on-line or by mail or to get more information. The class is limited to 40 participants so be sure to register early. The Red Lion Hotel offers a room rate of $89 before Oct. 5, 2010 if you mention “Global Wildlife Resources”.
As I organize my teaching schedule around the country, I will be posting more course announcements. Visit GWR’s website for the latest updates.
For those wishing to get training with chemical capture, I will be teaching a wildlife chemical immobilization course at Wolf Haven International near Tenino, WA Nov. 2-4, 2010. To attend, please register through their website.
I hope to see you there. Dr. Mark