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Working With Local Agencies: Expert Consulting for the Canine Professional

May 24

2:00 pm PT


We’ve all seen news stories about serious bite cases in which an interview subject gets the behavior analysis part of the incident all wrong. It can be infuriating. What if qualified animal behavior consultants could help communicate the right information to the general public? Learn how you can develop working relationships with local law enforcement authorities and investigators as a behavior expert — and communicate accurate and thoughtful information about dog behavior to the general public.

Presented By:

James W. Crosby M.S. CBCC-KA

James W. Crosby M.S. CBCC-KA is a Certified Behavior Consultant, a recognized expert in canine behavior, dog bites and attacks, and shelter management and operations. He is a retired Police Lieutenant from Jacksonville, Florida, and former Animal Control Division Manager in Bay County, Florida. He has combined his police experience and his animal specific experience to train Animal Control and Police agencies on animal issues, including dangerous dog cases and criminal cruelty investigations. Mr. Crosby is the Working Group Chair for Police Dog Encounter Training for the National Coalition on Violence Against Animals and is the subject matter expert on Police Dog Encounters and dog behavior for the National Sheriffs’ Association. He is Director, Canine Encounter Training, for the National Law Enforcement Center on Animal Abuse and is on the Board of Directors of the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT). Mr. Crosby earned a M.S. in Veterinary Medical Science, specializing in Veterinary Forensics, from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida. He is currently a fully accepted active candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Florida, Graduate School, College of Veterinary Medicine, in Veterinary Medical Science.