Dog Behavior for Law Enforcement

The June 2013 fatal shooting of a pet dog by a police officer in Southern California gained national attention, and underscored the need for officers in the field to have a realistic set of tools with which to better assess situations involving family pets. In direct response to the incident, spcaLA developed Dog Behavior for Law Enforcement.

  • Allows officers to effect more positive outcomes involving family dogs
  • Reduces the number of deadly force incidents
  • Recognizes and articulates detrimental behaviors that put officers in the position to use force
  • POST-certified
  • CalAnimals approved

Dog Behavior for Law Enforcement: COMING SOON!
Police Foundation Study