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2022 Conference

Our annual Shelter Behavior and Enrichment Conference
will be held in-person
at the Waterfront Hotel in historic Jack London Square in Oakland, CA

& virtually! 



June 10, 11 & 12, 2022
Times: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Pacific each day

Pre-Conference workshop on June 9th

Learn about shelter animal welfare, enrichment, and playgroups!


This conference will not be recorded.

Who should attend? Shelter staff, shelter volunteers, and shelter leadership. Animal daycare staff, dog walkers, and animal trainers would also benefit from the topics presented.

What will be presented? Leaders in behavioral science, animal welfare, enrichment, and inter-animal interactions will present research and strategies for enhancing animal welfare and animal  interactions, including play.

Content & Speakers:

  • Pre-conference canine behavior foundations with Michelle Mullins

  • Low-stress handling for cats and dogs with Tabitha Kucera

  • Behavior medications commonly used in shelters & the impact of early socialization and trauma on behavior with Dr. Chris Pachel

  • Managing arousal for shelter animals with Mara Velez & Fernando Diaz

  • Shelter risk assessment with Mara Velez, Fernando Diaz, Dot Baisly, Amanda Kowalski & Marissa Martino

  • Discussing euthanasia with Marissa Martino

Approved CEUs:

CCPDT 15 CEUs for main conference, 5 CEUs for pre-conference

IAABC 12 CEUs for main conference, 4 CEUs for pre-conference

Click here to download the agenda.

In-person cost**: $350 for 3-day in-person conference ticket; $75 for in-person pre-conference workshop

Save $25 by registering for all four days!

** must follow COVID-19 guidelines to participate in the in-person event **

Live stream cost: $150 for 3-day virtual conference ticket; $50 for virtual pre-conference workshop

Save $25 by registering for all four days!


This conference will not be recorded.

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