Dogs Playing for Life Presents: In this session, we will focus on the HUMAN handling that contributes to unwanted behavior, even “aggression”. Get ready to rethink your approach as we reveal the common and widely accepted and taught handling errors that set dogs up for failure. Through extensive video examples, we will demonstrate alternative handling techniques that help dogs to trust and thrive!
This calendar is a listing of webinars, other learning opportunities, online meetings and other upcoming national events related to animal sheltering and related areas of interest.
Only some of these events are produced by the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program. Most are being created and sponsored by other groups and agencies. Being listed here does not mean that we have reviewed the material contained. We are trying to provide a variety of resources to hopefully help make your life a little easier. For additional information on any of these items before or after the event please contact the organizer directly (listed in the item description).
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Maddie's Fund Presents: Maddie’s Fund hosts a weekly 50-minute Zoom call for animal well-being professionals. These calls are a collaborative space to share exciting new programs and research, discuss uncomfortable topics, connect with peers in the industry, and more, all while sharing a common goal of preserving the human-animal bond.
Maddie's Million Pet Challenge Presents: Is what your shelter software has to say getting lost in translation? Start transforming numbers and patterns in your intake and outcome reports into concrete benefits for animals and staff. Discover how to increase live release and lower length of stay based on information you already have at your fingertips.
HASS Presents: Human Animal Support Services facilitates Job-Alike Groups to provide colleagues with similar roles and responsibilities the opportunity to discuss common issues, ask questions, determine best practices, and share program ideas among their peers. This group is for Leadership in Animal Welfare, Human Animal Support Services, and more, and occurs once a month unless otherwise posted.
HASS Presents: We know that people and pets need support to stay together through challenging times—but how can you identify the support your community needs and how your organization can facilitate it? That’s what this webinar is all about! Amanda Gatten, KC Pet Project’s Director of Community Programs, will share what a comprehensive, flexible, effective community support program looks like at a HASS pilot shelter, with ideas and tips for other organizations to steal.
Maddie's Million Pet Challenge Presents: Uncover hidden and not-so-hidden roadblocks that are keeping animals in the shelter, contributing to shelter team overwhelm and fatigue, and tying up precious resources. Discover how to clear the way to ensure more pets are reunited with their families or placed in new homes. Tap into opportunities to increase live outcomes and build relationships with potential partners, volunteers, fosters, and adopters in your community.
PPG Presents (fee applies): Predation Substitute Training (PST) is a motivation-based and need-oriented training program, designed to stop uncontrolled predatory chasing and to provide safe outlets for our dog’s natural drive. Instead of making discipline the nagging factor that spoils the fun, this training system will help dogs and their guardians to grow as a team and go hunting together!
Maddie's Million Pet Challenge Presents: Shelter teams are faced daily with high-stakes outcome decisions made harder by an increasingly complex and strained system. We’ll discuss some of the issues at play and help you to develop tools to remove bottlenecks to outcomes and overcome the toughest decision-making dilemmas, from adoption to euthanasia, with transparency and compassion.
VETGirl Presents (fee applies for non-members): In this 1-hour, VETgirl small animal webinar, Dr. Chris Ralphs, DACVS goes through how to manage large open wounds in dogs and cats. Tune in to learn the open wound management and second intention healing practices you can use for wound management!
Maddie's Million Pet Challenge Presents: Capacity for Care (C4C) is such a wonderful place to be, yet it can feel so out of reach. What is your shelter’s capacity for care, what is it based on, and are you staying within it? Even just understanding what C4C is can feel overwhelming, much less getting there. Need a refresher or don’t know where to start? Answer — right here!
Maddie's Million Pet Challenge Presents: Learn progressive and collaborative ways of respecting all of the members of your community, especially those who come to us for supportive services. We’ll focus on ways to help pets stay in their current homes when possible and effectively reserve shelter intake for animals who really need to be in our care. We’ll discuss not only how these techniques can reduce shelter intakes, but also how this approach will set everyone up for success, including families, animals, and shelter team members.
VETGirl Presents: En este webinar, de 1 hora de VETgirl Español, el Dr. Alberto L. Fernandez, DACVECC discutirá el uso de la anestesia inyectable en la Sala de Emergencia y en la Unidad de Cuidado Intensivo. Se repasarán los medicamentos disponibles, con énfasis en la farmacología y contraindicaciones de cada uno, para proveer una anestesia segura.
Maddie's Million Pet Challenge Presents: Continue learning and start implementing through our eight-week coach-led Fast Tracks (with minimal time commitment each week). Apply to join a Track Pack to unlock dedicated coaching sessions and get the extra accountability, motivation, and inspiration you need to get the impact you want. Stay on track by advancing within a tight-knit group of shelters working side-by-side with your coaches to achieve your goals.