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Ask Amanda: Shelter Enrichment, Expectations & Equipment

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Dog Harmony is hosting Amanda Rietheimer in a complimentary, virtual Q&A focused on shelter enrichment, expectations and equipment. Rietheimer is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA). She is a lifelong animal advocate and former animal control officer in New England.


Our second live Q & A session called “Ask Amanda: Shelter Enrichment, Expectations & Equipment,” will be particularly beneficial for employees and volunteers of animal rescue organizations. Prizes will be awarded for best questions submitted during the live Q & A. There is no fee to attend this seminar, although donations to support Dog-Harmony’s humane education programs are welcome.


Rietheimer owns and manages Behavior Focus of Houston, LLC, which focuses on modifying fearful and aggressive behavior of animals in the Houston, TX area. She has partnered with Dr. Lore Haug, the only Veterinarian Behaviorist in the Houston area, on many cases. Rietheimer has also donated many hours to various rescue organizations to help assess dogs and create behavior modification plans for newly adopted and/or fostered dogs.


Prior to founding Behavior Focus of Houston in 2012, Rietheimer was an Animal Control Officer for 12 years in the New England area. For three of those years, she oversaw the animal shelter and staff. Rietheimer shadowed many local trainers to help train dogs at the shelter in order to increase their chances of being adopted. Later, she became a police officer and was training to become a K-9 handler when she realized that she missed helping animals at the shelter.


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.


Ask Amanda: Shelter Enrichment, Expectations & Equipment

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May 20
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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