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CORE Educational Programs

Learn to manage playgroups using the LIMA ethical standard and use conspecific interactions for behavior modification via our series of on-line educational modules. The CORE on-line program is offered twice per year and has limited seats available.

The CORE Hybrid program is for shelters or rescues who would like to implement our guidelines. Costs vary depending on location and number of participants.


The ability to assess the risk to the community is an essential skill for shelter behavior professionals. Effectively use the Canine Assessment of Risk for Shelters (CARS) tool with this on-line educational program.  In-person support for graduates of the program is available.


This hybrid educational program will elevate the behavioral knowledge of your shelter’s staff and volunteers as well as provide techniques and practice using defensive handling procedures. By elevating behavioral knowledge, staff and volunteers will better recognize risky situations and respond appropriately, minimizing the need for the use of defensive handling.


At the end of this rigorous multi-phase, year-long educational program, participants will be prepared to perform the key tasks of a shelter behavior professional. Consisting of approximately 200 hours of hybrid learning, participants will learn about the key aspects of:

·       Training and behavior modification for multiple species.

·       Creating behavior-related programs, including for multi-species enrichment.

·       Incorporating behavior and training into all aspects of sheltering.

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