Webinar: "My Dog Has C.L.A.S.S." for Shelter Dogs

The "My Dog Has C.L.A.S.S." program is a great way to provide structured interaction and training for shelter dogs. Learn all about the "My Dog Has C.L.A.S.S." program, its benefits, and how to get volunteers involved with training.


Presenter Information

Ann Allums, CPDT-KA, 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.

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