Anxiety + Fear = AGGRESSION
Presented by trish king & pia silvani
Hosted by St. Hubert’s--Community Room, 575 Woodland Avenue, Madison
Saturday - Sunday June 1-2 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Causes, Management, & Rehabilitation
Anxiety and fear as precursors to aggression; What owners believe and what can be done about it. Differentiating among aggression types:
Rehabilitation: Management vs. Behaviors that can be Modified; Solvable problems using Desensitization and Counter- conditioning, Classical vs. Operant conditioning, “Abandonment Training” & “Go Hunt”. Trish & Pia have both served as Directors of Training & Behavior at leading shelters for many years: Trish at Marin Humane in Novato CA and Pia at St. Huberts in NJ.
Cost: $179 / $95 for one day (lunch option)
CEU's: 13 / 6.5 per day
Register at www.puppyworks.com/king-silvani-nj
getting really reliable behaviors
and making them stick
May 23, 2013
St. Hubert's Community Room - 40 attendees representing 12 organizations learning together! VP of Training & Behavior Pia Silvani, and several canine "assistants" from the shelter shared methods and tips for getting the best behavior possible. It both helped dogs in the shelter "show" better to potential adopters and keeps their minds healthy and active while sheltered.
3-day Basic Certificated Course for NJ Animal Facility Staff & Volunteers
May 17, 2013
St. Hubert's Community Room - Certificates awarded to 30 grads of the 3-day Basic Certified Course for NJ Animal Facility Staff - the only course of its kind in our State. President/CEO Heather Cammisa was one of the instructors and four of our own-Shelter Ops. Director Colleen Harrington, Shelter Managers Becky Burton and Cliff Brescia and VP Vanda Angelillo-were among the graduates.
February 27, 2013
Thirty-seven animal welfare professionals, representing St. Hubert’s and 12 other organizations, gathered in the Community Room for “Resource Guarding” presented by VP of Training and Behavior Pia Silvani. Through oral presentation, video and hands on demonstrations with shelter dogs the group got sound, usable instruction on helping dogs in their care overcome behaviors that could hinder adoption. So many animals will benefit from this one session.
SHELTER ENRICHMENT ON A DIME
January 29, 2013
Thirty-two participants representing seven animal welfare organizations attended our first Shelter Partner Professional Education workshop of 2013, held in our Community Room. Shelter Manager Becky Burton shared--including hands-on construction by the attendees--many innovative and inexpensive ways in which we can all ensure the physical and mental health of the pets depending on us. Participants left with materials and ideas that can be put to immediate use in their facilities.
3-day Basic Certificated Course for NJ Animal Facility Staff
March 25, 2013
St. Hubert's Community Room--President Heather Cammisa and Career Development Institute's John Saccenti congratulate the 16 grads of the 3-day Basic Certificated Course for NJ Animal Facility Staff. Heather Cammisa was one of the instructors and our own Mary Saavedra was among those who earned a certificate. CONGRATS TO ALL!
FOCUS ON ALL THINGS PIT BULL!
November 15, 2011
St. Hubert's was proud to host the experts from Animal Farm Foundation, Inc. for a riveting, three part presentation entitled: Breaking The Cycle of Discrimination, KennelEnrichment and Handling and Turbo-Charging Pit Bull Adoptions. There were close to 70 representatives from private and municipal shelters, rescue groups, and our entire St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Staff.
We learned about the history of breed discrimination, simple low or no cost ideas for enrichment and handling common, but unappealing, kennel behaviors. And most importantly, the experts at Animal Farm Foundation taught us super easy (and cheap!) ways to shamelessly market our pit bull dogs! A wonderful day for New Jersey’s animal welfare field and pit bull type dogs throughout the state!
Animal Facility Management
June 10, 2011
St. Hubert's is proud to announce that 41 animal care professionals, health officers, and volunteers completed
Behavior Modification Training
March 31, 2011
Our own, Pia Silvani held a workshop
Customer Service and Shelter Facility Review
March 2, 2011
Todd Cramer, Executive Director of Noah's Ark Animal Welfare Association delivered a special "two in one" workshop entitled Customer Service and Shelter Facility Review. St. Hubert's was honored to host the workshop and thoroughly enjoyed Todd's dynamic and interactive presentation. All in attendance certainly appreciated his emphasis on the true value of great customer service. The workshop also provided a profound look into a shelters need for self examination and the importance of properly representing itself to the community.