Upcoming Courses on Investigating Animal Attacks and Dealing with Aggressive Animal Behavior

Posted Date: 
Monday, February 3, 2014 - 9:45am

Alfred State’s Center for Community Education and Training is offering two new courses on animal aggression and attacks this April

The Center for Community Education and Training is offering two new courses this April, featuring noted guest speaker Jim Crosby, a retired Jacksonville, Fla., police lieutenant. Crosby has professionally trained dogs, taught individual and group obedience classes, and addressed canine behavior problems since 1999.

Jim is Certified Behavior Consultant-Canine-Knowledge Assessed (CCPDT). He is recognized as an expert in the US and Canada on dangerous dogs, canine aggression, and fatal dog attacks and has taught seminars on those topics in the UK and Italy. He also teaches safe handling and rehabilitation of dangerous dogs and investigation of fatal and serious dog attacks to police, animal control agencies, and others. “I followed Jim Crosby’s work for a year and I shared many of those findings,” said Eddie Cintron, founder of K-9 Partners of Monroe County, which brings law enforcement and rescue organizations together to focus on solving problems through collaboration and training. “His experience in law enforcement and forensics, his psychology degree, and his knowledge of canine behavior and dog training make him a world-renowned canine expert.”

Cintron, who will be attending the event, is now a leading advocate in the effort to help community members and law enforcement work together to spread safety awareness, and he cites Crosby’s work as being the foundation for his method. “We are excited to be a part of Alfred State’s desire to provide top education and training to Western New York State.”

April 24, 2014, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at Lake Lodge
“Investigation of Animal Attack Cases for Law Enforcement”
Participants will learn the principles of investigation and proper prosecution of animal attack cases, particularly with fatalities. Learn about the initial response to these calls and the collection of evidence. Information on local laws and determining prosecutorial paths available will also be discussed.

Cost: $40; includes breakfast and lunch

April 25, 2014, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at Lake Lodge
“Dealing with Aggressive Animal Behavior: Training for Animal Care Personnel”
Participants will learn how to assess the observed behavior, explore behavior evaluations, and methods for dealing with difficult and aggressive dogs in a care and/or capture situation.

Cost: $40; includes breakfast and lunch

For more information and registration, please contact the Center for Community Education and Training.

Email: ccet@alfredstate.edu, phone: 607-587-4015