Professional Training Courses

Continuing Education Courses

spcaLA offers a series of training courses for Humane Societies, Animal Control, and Law Enforcement agencies. APS training courses are intended for professionals only, not the general public.* spcaLA courses are approved or certified by accrediting bodies, so that attendees may earn continuing education credits.

Please check back or email us at info@spcaLA.com to be notified about upcoming scheduled courses.

Most Popular Courses:

Dog Behavior for Law Enforcement
Designed specifically to meet the needs of law enforcement.
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    • Allows officers to effect more positive outcomes involving family dogs:
      • Reducing the number of deadly force incidents;
      • Recognizing and articulating detrimental behavior that puts officers in the position to use force.
    • POST-certified
    • SHAC approved
    • Next session January 17, 2017 at the spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center.
    • This course is for law enforcement only.

Courtroom Demeanor
Learn skills and techniques to perform well on the witness stand!

  • Take the fear out of testifying
  • Practice in a “mock” courtroom
  • Designed for law enforcement, ACOs, human officers, veterinarians and RVTs
  • SHAC approved

Disaster Sheltering for Companion Animals
Topics Covered Include:

  • Disaster animal sheltering planning
  • Memorandums of Understanding/Mutual Aid Agreements
  • Liability
  • Media and public relations
  • SHAC approved

Courses include realistic scenarios and role playing; animal handling with various species that may be encountered in the field; and hands-on training. Highly qualified instructors include veteran field officers, peace officers, veterinarians and attorneys. Contact spcaLA at info@spcaLA.com. for more information. Courses include all necessary materials.

* If you are a member of the general public, please check spcaLA’s events page for upcoming seminars.