Professional Education 

St. Hubert's is leading the way in advancing the animal welfare field... 

St. Hubert's Shelter Partner Workshop Professional Education series and other hosted training opportunities bring valuable educational opportunities to shelter/rescue personnel at convenient and rock-bottom cost to participants.  The sessions are designed to fit into the busy schedules of shelter staff and provide excellent networking opportunities.  Workshops are generally scheduled September through May and break for the summer.


RedRover Responders Workshop

Saturday, May 13, 9am-1pm

St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare CenterCommunity Room

 575 Woodland Avenue, Madison, NJ

Led by an experienced RedRover Responders volunteer, this session will prepare and qualify attendees at all levels of experience to join the teams who deploy with RedRover to natural and man-made disasters or animal cruelty/neglect cases.   RedRover Responders assist with the care and sheltering of a variety of types of animals at any location where help is requested.  

St. Hubert’s has benefited from the assistance of Red Rover volunteer responders when welcoming large emergency intakes of animals and our staff on deployment has worked alongside them as well on cases around the country.  We are pleased to host this training workshop.

For additional information on the training and to register CLICK HERE.

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Hands-On at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center with
CATCH Canine Trainers Academy
June 19- 23, 2017

“Impeccable curriculum and hands-on experience with dogs and mentoring – I give it a 10.”
– Greg S., Fall 2015 Graduate

One-week of learning the dog training skills that professionals use. For dog lovers and anyone that works in the dog industry who wants:

Hands-on study in the complete process of training any behavior from getting the dog to learn the first moves to fading lures and generalizing performance to all situations, including distracting environments

A Certificate highlighting that your work has been evaluated by a Certified Mentor Trainer

A very productive week of hands-on training with in-person coaching from accomplished professionals

To close gaps in your knowledge and refine/refresh your skill set by teaching a wide variety of behaviors to dogs of all sizes and personalities

To learn innovative professional, science-based training techniques with force-free, positive reinforcement methods

To enrich the lives of shelter dogs and help their chances of finding a great home

We provide the dogs, expert coaching, study materials, and equipment. You bring your passion to learn and make a difference in the lives of dogs! 
 

Enrollment limited to only 12 slots for an intimate learning experience.For in-depth details on study topics and more click here: Pro Dog Training Skills: One-Week Hands-On Workshop

 

Or contact Student Support: 
877.752.2824 (877.75.CATCH) | [email protected]

 


Hands-On at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center with
CATCH Canine Trainers Academy

Body Language, Behavior & Problem Solving
August 14 - 18, 2017

“This last week was amazing. Being surrounded by a terrific group of people and getting your direction and guidance, I came home eager to apply myself to finding a job working with dogs right away. I have been impacted tremendously. A huge applaud to you and St. Hubert’s for changing one life, one paw, one dream at a time! THANK YOU!”  – Heather D., Fall 2016 Graduate

One-week of learning the behavior analysis and problem solving skills that experts use.

For dog lovers and anyone that works in the dog industry who wants:

Hands-on study in how to “speak dog” – observing and analyzing body language in real time with the goal of becoming fluent so you can enhance your skills in behavior evaluation, safety, and decision-making for training plans.

·         To learn innovative, professional, science-based behavior problem-solving techniques with force-free, positive reinforcement methods

·         A very productive week of running play groups hands-on for social behavior analysis and handling skills with in-person coaching from accomplished professionals

·         A Certificate highlighting that you have been coached and evaluated by a Certified Mentor Trainer

·         To close gaps in your knowledge and refine/refresh your skill set by analyzing behavior in dogs of all sizes and personalities

·         To enrich the lives of shelter dogs and help their chances of finding a great home

We provide the dogs, expert coaching, study materials, and equipment. You bring your passion to learn and make a difference in the lives of dogs! 

Enrollment limited to only 12 slots for an intimate learning experience.

For in-depth details on study topics and more click here: Body Language, Behavior, and Problem Solving Skills: One-Week Hands-On Workshop

Or contact Student Support: 
877.752.2824 (877.75.CATCH) | [email protected]

 

Past Sessions 

Pia Silvani, CPDT-KA, CCBC

 

Friday December 9th, 10:30-2:30

St. Hubert's Community Room    575 Woodland Ave.    Madison, NJ
$10.00 includes lunch
Topics:
Dos and Don'ts for Introductions
Reading Dog to Dog Interaction
Play Groups for Shelter Dogs
And More!
Register with Nora Parker by providing your name, shelter/rescue affiliation and contact info
at [email protected] or 973-377-7094

We have applied for advance approval of Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits


Hands-On at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center with
CATCH Canine Trainers Academy
APRIL 24 - 28, 2017

“This last week was amazing. Being surrounded by a terrific group of people and getting your direction and guidance, I came home eager to apply myself to finding a job working with dogs right away. I have been impacted tremendously. A huge applaud to you and St. Hubert’s for changing one life, one paw, one dream at a time! THANK YOU!”  – Heather D., Fall 2016 Graduate

One-week of learning the behavior analysis and problem solving skills that experts use.

For dog lovers and anyone that works in the dog industry who wants:

Hands-on study in how to “speak dog” – observing and analyzing body language in real time with the goal of becoming fluent so you can enhance your skills in behavior evaluation, safety, and decision-making for training plans.

·         To learn innovative, professional, science-based behavior problem-solving techniques with force-free, positive reinforcement methods

·         A very productive week of running play groups hands-on for social behavior analysis and handling skills with in-person coaching from accomplished professionals

·         A Certificate highlighting that you have been coached and evaluated by a Certified Mentor Trainer

·         To close gaps in your knowledge and refine/refresh your skill set by analyzing behavior in dogs of all sizes and personalities

·         To enrich the lives of shelter dogs and help their chances of finding a great home

We provide the dogs, expert coaching, study materials, and equipment. You bring your passion to learn and make a difference in the lives of dogs! 

Enrollment limited to only 12 slots for an intimate learning experience.

For in-depth details on study topics and more click here: Body Language, Behavior, and Problem Solving Skills: One-Week Hands-On Workshop

Or contact Student Support: 
877.752.2824 (877.75.CATCH) | [email protected]

 

October 26 10am-5:15pm   $10.00 includes lunch
St. Hubert's Community Room    575 Woodland Ave.    Madison, NJ

Topics include:
The Breed ID Game: Removing Labels to Increase Adoptions
Kennel Enrichment/How Dogs Learn
Improving Marketing for All Pets
Foster Care
And More! 

Register with Nora Parker by providing your name, shelter/rescue affiliation and contact info
at [email protected] or 973-377-7094

Build Any Behavior, Get Lasting Results
Hands-On at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center with
CATCH Canine Trainers Academy
APRIL 25–29, 2016--SOLD OUT
JUNE 20-24, 2016-- SOLD OUT  
AUGUST 15-19, 2016--SOLD OUT
OCTOBER 3-7, 2016

“Impeccable curriculum and hands-on experience with dogs and mentoring – I give it a 10.”
– Greg S., Fall 2015 Graduate

One-week of learning the dog training skills that professionals use. For dog lovers and anyone that works in the dog industry who wants:

Hands-on study in the complete process of training any behavior from getting the dog to learn the first moves to fading lures and generalizing performance to all situations, including distracting environments

A Certificate highlighting that your work has been evaluated by a Certified Mentor Trainer

A very productive week of hands-on training with in-person coaching from accomplished professionals

To close gaps in your knowledge and refine/refresh your skill set by teaching a wide variety of behaviors to dogs of all sizes and personalities

To learn innovative professional, science-based training techniques with force-free, positive reinforcement methods

To enrich the lives of shelter dogs and help their chances of finding a great home

We provide the dogs, expert coaching, study materials, and equipment. You bring your passion to learn and make a difference in the lives of dogs! 
 

Enrollment limited to only 12 slots for an intimate learning experience.

For more information click here: One-Week Hands-On Workshops

Or contact Student Support: 
877.752.2824 (877.75.CATCH) | [email protected]

 

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Kristen Collins, Senior Director
ASPCA Anti-Cruelty Behavior Rehabilitation
 

Wednesday, June 15    10:30 am-1:00 pm
Community Room    575 Woodland Avenue    Madison, NJ
$10.00 includes continental breakfast

For many fearful dogs in shelters, especially those with hoarding or puppy mill backgrounds, time and love simply aren’t enough. The groundbreaking work at the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center at St. Hubert’s has expanded and evolved in the two years since Kristen presented SECOND CHANCE FOR FEARFUL DOGS for us. In response to multiple requests for another session with her, Kristen will discuss how to identify, better understand and respond to the most common problematic behaviors seen in fearful shelter dogs. Based on the successes at the Center, she’ll delve into what you can do to best ready fearful, undersocialized dogs for placement in homes, focusing on enrichment strategies, low-stress handling tips and behavior modification techniques designed to improve adoptability and quality of life for these neediest of dogs.  

Register by phone or email:  Nora Parker 973-377-7094 [email protected]  

Kristen Collins, Senior Director
ASPCA Anti-Cruelty Behavior Rehabilitation  

Wednesday, June 15    10:30 am-1:00 pm
Community Room    575 Woodland Avenue    Madison, NJ
$10.00 includes continental breakfast

For many fearful dogs in shelters, especially those with hoarding or puppy mill backgrounds, time and love simply aren’t enough. The groundbreaking work at the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center at St. Hubert’s has expanded and evolved in the two years since Kristen presented SECOND CHANCE FOR FEARFUL DOGS for us. In response to multiple requests for another session with her, Kristen will discuss how to identify, better understand and respond to the most common problematic behaviors seen in fearful shelter dogs. Based on the successes at the Center, she’ll delve into what you can do to best ready fearful, undersocialized dogs for placement in homes, focusing on enrichment strategies, low-stress handling tips and behavior modification techniques designed to improve adoptability and quality of life for these neediest of dogs.  

Register by phone or email:  Nora Parker 973-377-7094 [email protected]  
  

April 20, 2016
St. Hubert's Community Room
Presented by Lawrence Bertorelli, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, HR Business Consultant
 

Presented by Larry Feldstein, Senior Shelter Manager, Merck Animal Health

Recognizing, treating and preventing illness in the shelter is key to the performance of all animal welfare organizations’ missions.  In this session Larry will covered a number of areas that address good practice in both keeping the animals themselves healthy and making sure that their environment supports, rather than works against, that goal.  Topics covered include:Compassionate Care of Pets/ Proper Sanitation in the Facility, Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex, Feline Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex, and Parasites.

Larry is well known to many in animal welfare, having been working with shelters in the NY/NJ/Eastern PA marketplace for eight years. He provides a variety of educational presentations on timely topicsincluding but not limited to sanitation, disaster preparation and canine & feline diseases.  He also provides Merck Animal Health goods and services pharmaceuticals exclusively to nonprofit accounts.