Longest Commute to Summer Institute: Queensland Australia
Friday, June 03, 2011
Until this year, the furthest “international” attendees to the Center for Shelter Dogs’ Summer Institutes hailed from Canada. However, this year’s program June 6-10 includes Fiona Blake, of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) in Queensland, Australia. The RSPCA, which has roots going back to 1876, is regarded as Queensland’s leading authority and agency on animal welfare, offering a range of services designed to alleviate situations that may cause distress to animals.
Other participants this year come from Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin, as well as Massachusetts.
The Summer Institute provides unique and valuable dog-focused hands-on training for animal care professionals involved in dog intake, behavior evaluation, training, behavior modification, enrichment and adoption.