Training

CalAnimals provides trainings throughout the year for California animal welfare professionals. Our Animal Care Conferences have drawn over 700 attendees who gather to learn, network, and develop information and skills to bring back to their work. Our Animal Law Enforcement Training Academies, in partnership with Marin Humane and San Diego Humane Society, are the go-to training programs for animal control officers and humane officers throughout California. Additionally, we provide one-day trainings and webinars.
 
Below, you will also see euthanasia trainings provided by Renee Harris (Top2Cats Consulting) and Kim Lanham-Snyder (Marin Humane), instructors we have certified.

Education & Training Resources

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Shelter Behavior with Kelley Bollen

Virtual

Sept 30-Nov 4, 2021 - 6 Thursdays, 11:00-12:30 (PST)

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6 week Shelter Behavior Seminar with Kelley Bollen, MS, CABC. 

All shelter staff and volunteers will benefit from this excellent learning opportunity. Only $60 per person. Recordings will be available for 60 days. Member organizations may receive a Group Discount when registering 10 or more. 


Sept 30-   Resolving Common Behavior Problems


Oct 7-     Intake and Adoptions – A Behavior Perspective


Oct 14-   Reading Dog and Cat Body Language


Oct 21- Canine Behavior Assessments and Disposition Decision-Making


Oct 28-   Behavior Modification in the Shelter


Nov 4-  Enrichment in the Shelter


Registration opens August 4, 2021.

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Animal Law Enforcement Training Academy (Basic)

Hosted by San Diego Humane Society

Oct. 18-29, 2021 Virtual

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The Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy includes 80 hours (ten days) of study on such topics as animal care, impound procedures, animal fighting, elements of a crime, investigation, rules of evidence, law enforcement, report writing, search and seizure, laws of arrest, the veterinarian‘s role, legal procedures, court demeanor and testifying, civil and criminal liability, humane laws, and child abuse.


The Academy is intended to provide the 20 hours of training in animal care required for appointment as a humane officer and the 40 hours of training in California humane laws related to the powers and duties of a humane officer required for appointment and continuing education and training as a humane officer under California Corporations Code section 14502.


Please note that the final decision as to whether a course satisfies the training requirements for humane officer appointment rests with the superior court charged with confirming the appointment.


For more information about San Diego Humane Society's Humane Academy, contact academy@sdhumane.org.

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Animal Law Enforcement Training Academy (Basic)

Hosted by Marin Humane

TBD

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The Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy includes 80 hours (ten days) of study on such topics as animal care, impound procedures, animal fighting, elements of a crime, investigation, rules of evidence, law enforcement, report writing, search and seizure, laws of arrest, the veterinarian‘s role, legal procedures, court demeanor and testifying, civil and criminal liability, humane laws, and child abuse.


The Academy is intended to provide the 20 hours of training in animal care required for appointment as a humane officer and the 40 hours of training in California humane laws related to the powers and duties of a humane officer required for appointment and continuing education and training as a humane officer under California Corporations Code section 14502.


Please note that the final decision as to whether a course satisfies the training requirements for humane officer appointment rests with the superior court charged with confirming the appointment.

 

Various Dates and Locations (see below)

Euthanasia Training

When necessary, shelter staff may euthanize animals if they have completed a curriculum of at least eight hours of training as specified in the Euthanasia Training Curriculum published by the California Animal Welfare Association (CalAnimals). The training must be provided by a veterinarian, RVT, or instructor certified by (CalAnimals). Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Email the instructors for more information on scheduling a training convenient for you.

     Renee's courses are currently virtual with the hands-on component scheduled for an agreed-upon date, time, and location.

Kim's courses are currently virtual with the hands-on component scheduled for an agreed-upon date, time, and location.

 

Instructors:

Kim Lanham-Snyder, Marin Humane | klanham@marinhumane.org

Renee Harris, Top2Cats Consulting | reneeharris@top2catsconsulting.com

 

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