Big Dog Masterclass - Free Virtual Conference

Starts:  Mar 29, 2022 10:00 AM (PT)
Ends:  Mar 30, 2022 03:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Animal Welfare Professionals

With shelter dog populations returning to pre-pandemic levels, outcomes slowing, transport destinations drying up, and historic levels of staffing turnover, shelters are struggling with medium and large dogs. Everybody is asking, “What do we do?”

This two-day virtual conference to help staff at all levels better manage big dog populations, maximize organizational efficiencies, utilize technologies, build proven programs, and implement transparent, effective policies based on five components of big dog management: public safety, intake management, live outcomes, humane care, and cost-efficiency.

We’re bringing the nation’s top experts together – among them veterinarians, epidemiologists, veterinary behaviorists, shelter directors, trainers, and national leaders – to give you two days of highly usable programs that don’t require special skills or breaking the bank to make positive changes.

Who should attend?
This conference is designed for animal welfare professionals, volunteers, and anyone else who works with shelter dogs in some capacity and wants to learn. All presentations are geared towards all levels of animal shelter staff. Because they are data-driven and research-based, they’ll be interesting for seasoned professionals while also being accessible for people with limited experience and those just entering the animal welfare field.

Dates: March 29-30, 2022
Daily Schedule:

  • EDT: 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • MDT: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • PDT: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

View the full schedule and speakers

Register today!

This free, virtual conference opportunity is made possible by support from Maddie’s Fund® and organized by the Maddie’s® Million Pet Challenge and Human Animal Support Services.

This conference has been pre-approved for 8 hours of Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and National Animal Care & Control Association. This program has been submitted (but is not yet approved) for 8 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.



03-31-2022 12:46 PM

Recordings are now available to watch on-demand in Maddie's University. You can complete a quiz about each session to earn CAWA, NACA and RACE CE. 

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Starts:  Mar 29, 2022 10:00 AM (PT)
Ends:  Mar 30, 2022 03:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Animal Welfare Professionals


Online Instructions:
Login: The virtual conference will be hosted on Zoom. Register for the free event using the link above.