2019 Getting to the Goal Unleashed full-day workshop will be conducted in 5 different Michigan locations. Shelter staff, Animal Control Officers and both shelter and home based rescue organization volunteers will learn and be able to immediately implement the new best practices in canine behavior assessment process. Sign up below for your desired date and location.
Topics cover both cats & dogs, unless otherwise specified
- Assessing canine behavior
- How to conduct a physical exam
- The what and why of core vaccinations
- Space allocations
- Body language
- Recognizing stress and anxiety
- AND MORE!
- 8:30AM Registration Opens
- 9:00AM Session #1 - Dr. Jeff Fortna
- 10:30AM Break with Light Refreshments (provided)
- 10:45AM Session #2 - Dr. Jeff Fortna
- 12:15PM Networking Lunch (optional)
- 1:00PM Session #3 - Lisa Rabine, ABCDT
- 2:30PM Break with Light Refreshments (provided)
- 2:45PM Session #4 - Lisa Rabine, ABCDT
- 4:15PM End of Workshop
- $38 Per Person with Boxed Lunch. Includes choice of Turkey or Vegan sandwich, side, dessert, and bottled water. (In the Comments section, please indicate if you have any dietary requirements.)
- $30 Per Person without Lunch. You may bring your own lunch.
- Sorry, no refunds. Exchanges allowed.
- Thursday, July 11
- UPAWS, 815 S State Highway M553, Gwinn
- Friday, July 12
- East Tawas Community Center, 760 Newman St, East Tawas
- Wednesday, August 7
- Cass County Center on Aging, 60525 Decatur Rd, Cassopolis
- Saturday, August 10
- Wayne County Community College District - Downriver Campus, 21000 Northline Rd, Taylor - WORKSHOP PARTNER
- Wednesday, September 25
- Oakland County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center, 1200 N Telegraph Rd, Bldg 42E, Pontiac
Jeff Fortna, DVM, MS - Dr. Jeff graduated from veterinary school at Michigan State University in 2000. He began his career in small animal private practice. After five years in this traditional role, he branched out teaching vet tech students and providing relief services at a municipal shelter. Dr. Jeff endeavored to stay at the leading edge of shelter medicine my being one of two veterinarians in Michigan to complete the Maddie's Graduate Certificate in Shelter Medicine and becoming one of the first graduates to receive a master's degree in shelter medicine at the University of Florida. This training has broadened his knowledge and skills in shelter medicine, veterinary forensics, and public health.
Lisa Rabine, ABCDT - Lisa has volunteered or been employed in municipal and nonprofit animal shelters throughout the state of Michigan for over a dozen years. She is a Certified Canine Trainer through Animal Behavior College with a focus on canine behavior modification programs, animal enrichment, behavioral assessments in shelter environments, and community education and outreach. Lisa also serves as Vice President and Lead Program Facilitator for Teacher's Pet: Dogs and Kids Learning Together, an intervention program that pairs troubled youth with hard-to-adopt shelter dogs for a multi-week workshop in positive, reward-based dog training and behavior modification in an effort to make the dogs more adoptable.
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