Shelters, rescue, vet techs and other handlers spend the day with Sue as she walks you thru videos of surrendered dogs assessing their behavior and socialization skills and predicting what issues should be addressed. She then brings in many shelter dogs from the Idaho Humane Society and does live evaluations watching for signs of poor socialization skills especially to people both male and female; defining what issues the dogs are displaying that may need attention. She discusses with the audience suggestions regarding appropriate placement. Sue also sets aside time to demonstrate good handling skills, especially when dealing with a dog that may be reactive. Handlers can learn how to best keep themselves safe.
Presentation by: Sue Sternberg
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Sue Sternberg is the founder and director of Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption, a local not-for-profit open admission animal shelter in upstate New York. Sue is an expert in dog aggression and an innovator in the field of shelter dog welfare, and she develops programs to prevent pet relinquishment and overpopulation, to match families with safe pets, and to help shelters attend to the mental health of the animals in their care. With more than 23 years of experience, she shares her knowledge of dog behavior on radio and television shows, as a popular speaker at national humane and dog training conferences, and through books and videos.
This video qualifies for 5 trainer CEUs and 2 behavior consultant CEUs