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Ask Amanda: Resources for Rescues

March 7, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Meet Amanda Rietheimer on March 7th at 2pm to answer all of your dog behavior-related questions! Amanda is CDBC and CPDT-KA certified, a lifelong animal advocate and has worked as an animal control officer for 12 years. Join us for this not-to-be-missed, complimentary educational seminar either virtually leveraging Adobe Connect or in-person at Dog-Harmony, where social distancing will be observed.
This seminar will be particularly beneficial for employees and volunteers of rescue organizations.
Prizes will be awarded for best questions! There is no fee to attend this event, although donations to Dog-Harmony are welcomed!
Going forward, Dog-Harmony will be featuring Amanda in a monthly virtual seminar series to benefit animal shelter employees and volunteers, as well as all dog owners.
For virtual attendance: We recommend attending the event from a computer and downloading the Adobe Connect software. You also have the option to attend through a web-based application without downloading the software. Adobe Connect offers a mobile application to attend from a mobile device, however, depending on your phone’s signal strength your experience may vary. Use the link below to access the event, we will not be sending an email reminder before the event begins. Please enter the event as a guest using your first name and last initial. The virtual event space will be open approximately 15 min before the event begins to give time for any troubleshooting. We hope you enjoy the presentation.
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Amanda owns and manages Behavior Focus of Houston, LLC, which focuses on modifying fearful and aggressive behavior of animals in the Houston, Texas area. She has partnered up on many cases with Dr. Lore Haug, the only Veterinarian Behaviorist in the Houston area. Amanda has donated many hours to several rescue organizations in assessing dogs and building behavior modifications plans for newly adopted and/or fostered dogs.
Prior to founding Behavior Focus of Houston in 2012, Amanda was an Animal Control Officer for 12 years. For 3 of those years, she oversaw the animal shelter and staff. Amanda shadowed many local trainers to help train the dogs at the shelter to increase their chances of becoming adopted. Later, Amanda became a police officer and was training to become a K-9 handler when she realized that she missed helping the animals at the shelter.
In 2010, Amanda became the Assistant Animal Care Manager at a local shelter, where she ran several general obedience classes at night for newly adopted dogs. She rebuilt the Behavior Department and put in place several dog and cat behavioral assessment tests and enrichment programs.


March 7, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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