Welcome to our Events Calendar!

Here, you’ll find a variety of webinars, learning opportunities, online meetings, and national events focused on animal sheltering and related interests.

While some events are hosted by the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, most are organized by other groups and agencies. Please note that being listed here doesn’t mean we’ve reviewed the material.

We’re here to provide you with a range of resources to help make your life easier. For more details about any event, feel free to contact the organizer directly (you’ll find their info in the event description).

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Jul 8

Online Course – Starts 7/8/24 – What Is a Dog? The Ethology of Our Best Friend – IAABC (fee applies)

July 8

$180 – $300

Ethology is the scientific and objective study of animal behavior under natural conditions. In short, it’s the study of how animals behave in the real world.

This course takes a deep dive into our understanding of dogs as a species, and therefore how we live with them and train them, how they learn, and how we can best solve behavioral issues if they arise.

To address these questions we will consider:

  • The interplay between canine domestication, evolution, and behavior
  • Development in dogs: birth through adulthood
  • The perceptual world of the dog and how it impacts behavior
  • How dogs approach and solve problems in their environment
  • The role of genetics in behavior
  • The behavior of free-ranging dogs

You will come away from this course with an even deeper appreciation and wonder for these amazing animals we live with. You’ll never look at dogs—or dog training—quite the same way again.

Course Begins: July 8, 2024

Duration: 4 weeks

Instructor: Kristina Spaulding, PhD, CAAB


  • Auditors do not attend online meetings
  • Meetings are not recorded
  • Meetings take place on Mondays at 1:00 pm Eastern (first meeting July 15th)
  • Meetings are 1 hour in duration
  • There are 4 meetings for this course

WEBSITE LINK:  https://iaabcfoundation.org/courses/what-is-a-dog/


July 8
$180 – $300
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