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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Webinar – 7/11/24 – Why is My Dog “Ignoring” My Cue? – FDSA (fee applies)

Virtual

FDSA Presents (fee applies): In this webinar we discuss the myriad of reasons why our dog may not respond to our first cue when cued to perform a behavior, including; lack of understanding, enjoying an alternative behavior, lack of adequate motivation, arousal in excess of optimal levels, physical discomfort (present or anticipated), mental / emotional discomfort (present or anticipated), fatigue (physical / mental), and situations when the behavior is perceived as too “high effort”.

$19.95

Hybrid Conference – 7/12/24 to 7/14/24 – 2024 ASPCA® Cornell Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conference – ASPCA (fee applies)

Virtual

ASPCA and Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program Present: Now in its 21st year, this year’s conference features our largest offering ever of educational opportunities! Experience more than 30 hours of world-class continuing education from dozens of sessions covering the latest in medical, behavior and shelter operations.

Free – $150

Hybrid Conference – 7/12/24 to 7/14/24 – 2024 ASPCA® Cornell Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conference – ASPCA (fee applies)

Virtual

ASPCA and Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program Present: Now in its 21st year, this year’s conference features our largest offering ever of educational opportunities! Experience more than 30 hours of world-class continuing education from dozens of sessions covering the latest in medical, behavior and shelter operations.

Free – $150

Hybrid Conference – 7/12/24 to 7/14/24 – 2024 ASPCA® Cornell Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conference – ASPCA (fee applies)

Virtual

ASPCA and Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program Present: Now in its 21st year, this year’s conference features our largest offering ever of educational opportunities! Experience more than 30 hours of world-class continuing education from dozens of sessions covering the latest in medical, behavior and shelter operations.

Free – $150

Online Event – 1st and 3rd Tuesdays – All Call – California for All Animals

Virtual

California for All Animals Presents: The one-hour call is a dedicated space to share and learn from each other. Popular topics include initiatives that create a more inclusive culture for both staff and community, programs that keep pets with their people, industry trends, research studies, as well as the hard stuff, like what's not working or what is particularly difficult during times of scarcity.

Free

Webinar – 7/16/24 – The Missing LINK in Social Work: Addressing Animal Abuse to Improve Delivery of Services to Vulnerable Victims – NACA/Justice Clearinghouse

Virtual

NACA/Justice Clearinghouse Presents: This webinar will identify six reasons why social workers should be aware of human-animal relationships and nine career opportunities, with action steps, to reduce the ”PAWS” Gap, improve the delivery of services, identify clients’ risk and resiliency factors, enhance social and environmental justice, and improve responses to all vulnerable members of families and communities.

Free

Online Seminar – July 16, 17, 23, and 24, 2024 – Practical Exercises for Resolving Canine Reactivity – Puppyworks

Virtual

Puppyworks Presents (fee applies): A hands-on training webinar in 4 sessions! Suzanne Clothier’s client-friendly techniques harness the voluntary actions of dogs that handlers can reinforce to minimize reactivity.

$89 – $119

Online Seminar – July 16, 17, 23, and 24, 2024 – Practical Exercises for Resolving Canine Reactivity – Puppyworks

Virtual

Puppyworks Presents (fee applies): A hands-on training webinar in 4 sessions! Suzanne Clothier’s client-friendly techniques harness the voluntary actions of dogs that handlers can reinforce to minimize reactivity.

$89 – $119

Online Seminar – July 16, 17, 23, and 24, 2024 – Practical Exercises for Resolving Canine Reactivity – Puppyworks

Virtual

Puppyworks Presents (fee applies): A hands-on training webinar in 4 sessions! Suzanne Clothier’s client-friendly techniques harness the voluntary actions of dogs that handlers can reinforce to minimize reactivity.

$89 – $119

Online Event – Fourth Thursdays – Maddie’s Monthly Behavior Connection – Maddie’s Fund

Virtual

Maddie's Fund Presents: Join us on the fourth Thursday of every month as we talk about dog and cat behavior - supporting pets in our community and animal shelters. Each month, we hear from speakers about topics of interest to our group, such as behavior medications, modifying animal behavior, assessing and improving animal welfare, and how organizations successfully provide behavior support to dogs and cats.

Free

Webinar – 7/25/24 – Help for the Helpers: Recognizing and Addressing Stress Injury in Animal Control Officers – NACA/Justice Clearinghouse

Virtual

NACA/Justice Clearinghouse Presents: Given the challenges in our field, what can we do to care for ourselves, our peers, and our staff? This webinar will provide an introduction to common occupational stressors in animal protection services and evidence-based strategies to support well-being in complex stress, trauma-exposed work.

Free

Webinar – 7/28/24 – Empowerment in Adversity: Cultivating Strength Through Loss and Fatigue – National Kitten Coalition

Virtual

National Kitten Coalition Presents: This enlightening presentation delves into the unique challenges faced by caregivers, offering a sanctuary of knowledge to combat burnout and stress. You’ll learn to craft a personalized stress management plan, integrating coping strategies with insights from neuroscience to navigate the demanding world of feline rescue.  This session is designed to support your mental well-being, ensuring you’re equipped to continue your invaluable work with these fragile creatures, while also safeguarding your own resilience.

Free