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All About Bully Breeds

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

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Date: November 13, 2012
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 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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October is Adopt A Dog Month! In celebration, this webinar is being brought to you for free by

All About Bully Breeds

In this presentation we will discuss dogs labeled as "pit bulls" or Bully breeds in our shelters. Common behavior complaints from shelter staff and volunteers around the country will be addressed along with modification protocols. Physcial ailments seen in these sheltered dogs will also be addressed.

Animal Farm Foundation has also generously donated their time and expertise as speakers, allowing us to have even more free webinars as part of this exciting month!

Learning Objectives

  • History of the dogs
  • Physical features and reasons behind them
  • Common health problems
  • Common behavior problems
  • Any special considerations (nutrition, veterinary, exercise, etc.)
  • What a good owner should look like
  • Suggestions for increasing adoptions
  • Resources to learn more

Presenter Information

Bernice Clifford, CPDT is the Behavior and Training Coordinator for Animal Farm Foundation, Inc, a not-for profit organization dedicated to to securing equal treatment and opportunity for “pit bull” dogs. She also runs her own private Behavior and Training Practice. Clifford believes every dog is an individual. With that in mind, programs are designed for all dogs based on their individual needs. Dogs trained at Animal Farm Foundation go on to be assistance dogs for people with disabilities, certified therapy dogs, law dogs, obedience and sports competitors, and well behaved family pets. Clifford and her team provide a life time of follow up training and support to all of their dogs and their people. Although always dabbling in training and foster care for shelter dogs Clifford started her career full-time working with Veterinary Behaviorist Amy Marder in Boston in 2001. She moved to New York to take a full-time job with Animal Farm Foundation in 2005.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

  • CCPDT: 1 CEUs
  • IAABC: 1 CEUs
  • KPA: 1 CEUs
  • IACP: 1 CEUs


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Contact Information

Phone: 1.800.PET.DOGS

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