In this last installment, you'll apply what you’ve learned about dog body language from this series. We'll give further insight on how you can change your own body language and behavior during dog handling to reduce dogs' stress and increase your safety.
Gain insight into proactive steps to avoid situations where defensive handling becomes necessary
Understand strategies for defensive handling when it's required
These webinars are geared towards animal shelter staff, volunteers and veterinary staff. They are also useful for dog trainers, doggie daycare owners and dog groomers.
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MS, Senior Manager, ASPCA Anti-Cruelty Behavior Team
Bridget Schoville serves as Senior Manager, Anti-Cruelty Shelter Behavior Services for the ASPCA’s Anti-Cruelty Behavior Team. In her role, Bridget oversees the ASPCA’s temporary shelter behavior program for animals seized in dog fighting, puppy mill, and hoarding cases, and those rescued during disaster responses. She assists the Field Investigation and Response Team with the seizure of animals on scene and conducts behavior evaluations after the animals are moved to a temporary shelter.
Bridget is responsible for maintaining and improving the behavioral health of animals at the ASPCA’s temporary shelters. She manages the behavior modification and playgroup programs for these animals and collaborates with sheltering and medical divisions to ensure a balanced approach to each animal’s care. Bridget is responsible for reviewing the behavior information collected for each animal to make placement recommendations.
Bridget earned her bachelor’s degree in Zoology and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and her master’s in Biology-Applied Animal Behavior from the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign.