CCET to host course on handling aggressive dogs

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For law enforcement officers, animal shelter employees, veterinary office workers, and others, learning how to handle aggressive dogs can be a challenge.

That’s why the Center for Community Education and Training (CCET) at Alfred State is hosting a course titled “Aggressive Dogs in the Line of Duty” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Lake Lodge in Alfred. The cost to attend is $50, which includes a light breakfast and lunch.

Presenting the program will be Lisa Skavienski, CTC, CSAT trainer and behavior consultant at Dog Educated, LLC; Amy Voltin, CTC, master animal services officer with the Broomfield Colorado Police; and Timothy Kohlmeier, deputy public safety director and emergency manager for Monroe County. The course has several objectives, including:

Wendy Dresser-Recktenwald, senior director of Human Resources and CCET, said Alfred State is looking forward to bringing in experts on aggressive dogs once again.

“The news is frequently peppered with stories about dog bites and aggressive dogs, and our first responders are frequently exposed to dangerous situations that don’t have to be dangerous if they are adequately trained,” she said. “There is such a need to appropriately train first responders on how to handle difficult situations with aggressive dogs to ensure everyone’s safety. The team of experts we have lined up come to us with incredible resumes, and we are confident the training is going to be excellent and beneficial to our community.”

To register for the course, please contact CCET at 607-587-4015 or at