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Speaking

I apologize if this page isn't as engaging as the others. I find it a little counter-intuitive to write excitedly about... talking. Talking... should speak for itself.

I'm a passionate speaker and I do talks on a range of topics. My primary speaking topics are below but I can build a program to fit your needs as well:

  • Training and Living with Primitive Dogs

  • Compassion Fatigue and Burnout Prevention

I am available to give these topics as 1-2 day in-person seminars or as a consolidated webinar. 2019 is already spoken for but I am taking bookings for 2020. For further information on booking a seminar or webinar you can contact me here.

 


Previous Speaking Engagments, Workshops and Lectures

2019-Present

Compassion Fatigue Workshops
PSPCA
Meeting quarterly in-person with staff at the four PSPCA shelter locations and facilitating workshops to address staff exposure to trauma and mitigate the effects of compassion fatigue

Sharing is Caring - Webinar
CouchWolves.com
1 hour webinar on managing and behavior modification for dogs displaying resource guarding behaviors.

Ritual in Dog Sports
American Ethnological Society (AES)
Conference presentation on ethnographic research of ritual on AKC conformation and agility competitions.

Portal Jumping - Webinar
Couchwolves.com
1 hour webinar on managing and behavior modification for dogs performing door bolting type behaviors.

What is Dominance - Webinar
Couchwolves.com
1 hour webinar on dominance in ethology and popular culture.

2018-Present

Captivating Connections - Online Class
Couchwolves.com
6 week online class on engagement and attention training.

Calming The Capricious Canine - Online Class
Couchwolves.com
6 week online class on desensitization and counterconditioning for reactive dogs.

Handle Me - Online Class
Couchwolves.com
6 week online class on cooperative care training for handling and husbandry.

2018

March 3rd, 2018
Couch Wolves - Living with Primitive Dogs
Basenji Club of America Wilmington Kennel Club, Newark, Delaware
Program on communication, husbandry, training and behavior problem solving.

 

2017

October 26, 2017
Compassion Fatigue Lecture
Hunterdon County Library - North Branch
Program to the public on compassion fatigue, risk factors, and self care for those suffering from its effects.

September 15, 2017
The Wolf in Your Living Room
Hunterdon County Library - North Branch
Program to the public on domestication and debunking dog behavior and training myths.

2016

October 19, 2016
Compassion Fatigue Workshop
Live and Learn Dogs, Bridgewater, NJ
Facilitated a 5-hour compassion fatigue workshop for interested pet professionals and shelter volunteers that included such topics as the risk and symptoms of compassion fatigue, self care and business practices.

March 17, 2016
Conversing with your Canine - Lecture on Canine Communication and Training
Hunterdon County Library - North Branch
Program for the public about canine communication, the history of animal training, and how to use Applied Behavior Analysis to understand and train your dog.

2014

Sept. 18, 2014
Canine Body Language Lecture
Hunterdon County Library - North Branch
Program for the public about canine communication via body language.

March-April. 2014
Two-Night Dog Behavior Lecture Series
Community School of New Hope-Solebury
Program for registered students about canine ethology, body language, training and problem solving.