Animal behavior consultant at Best Friends Animal Society
Sherry Woodard is Best Friends Animal Society’s resident animal behavior consultant. As an expert in animal training, behavior and care, she develops resources, provides consulting services, leads workshops and speaks nationwide to promote animal welfare.
Sherry came to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in 1996 as a dog caregiver. Her understanding of animals and insights into their behavior were quickly recognized and, in 1997, she was asked to manage Dogtown, where she oversaw the daily care and medical needs of 600 dogs. Early in 2003, Sherry joined Best Friends’ No More Homeless Pets national team.
Sherry has developed a canine behavior assessment method to help people learn what dogs need so that they can be placed safely in new homes. In 2009, she started Canines with Careers, a revolutionary program that trains shelter and rescue dogs to become working dogs for families across the country. She is a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and is nationally certified through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) as a certified professional dog trainer – knowledge assessed (CPDT-KA).
Saturday, July 16, 2016
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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