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C.L.A.S.S. for Shelter Dogs

Registration will close at midnight (EST) the day before the actual webinar.

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Date: October 25, 2012
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. ET
Cost: $0.00 for Members
$0.00 for Non-Members
Target Audience: Beginning Trainer, Intermediate Trainer, Advanced Trainer, Non-Trainer
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C.L.A.S.S. for Shelter Dogs

Center for Shelter DogsThe C.L.A.S.S. program is a great way to provide structured interaction and training for shelter dogs. Learn all about the C.L.A.S.S. program, its benefits, and how to get volunteers involved with training.

Learning Objectives

Hosted by Dr. Sheila D'Arpino and Ann Allums, this free hour-long webinar, will teach you:

  • What is C.L.A.S.S.?
  • What are the benefits of C.L.A.S.S.
  • How to implement C.L.A.S.S. in your shelter
  • How the Center for Shelter Dogs uses C.L.A.S.S. at the Animal Rescue League of Boston

Presenter Information

Ann Allums, CPDT-KA, works as the Special Programs Coordinator for the APDT, and for 6 years worked at Best Friends Animal Society and was part of the DogTown series on National Geographic. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration and worked for 10 years as a Computer Network Administrator.

Dr. Sheila D’Arpino is the Veterinary Behaviorist for the Animal Rescue League of Boston, where she serves as a behavioral resource for ARL and other shelters, develops behavior programs for the Center for Shelter Dogs, lectures at conferences and veterinary schools, and participates in research to improve the quality of life and behavioral assessment procedures for shelter dogs. Dr D’Arpino is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. Dr. D’Arpino is the author of two book chapters about shelter animal behavior, has contributed to several magazines and websites, and has presented numerous webinars through PetSmart Charities. She is also a member of the Independent Review Board for American Humane Association’s ABRI online website.

Dr. D’Arpino graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1996, interned at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, and then worked in private practice as an emergency veterinarian and general practitioner. In 2005, she completed a three year post-graduate behavior specialty training program at UC Davis, with an emphasis on shelter animals and shelter behavior programs.  Before moving to Boston, Dr. D’Arpino worked for the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program and a behavior specialty practice, Sacramento Veterinary Behavior Services.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

  • CPDT - 1.5
  • IAABC - 1.5
  • IACP - 1.5


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Contact Information

Phone: 1.800.PET.DOGS

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