Assistance Animals
CEU's for ACO's available!!

On-line webinar for EMDs,CERTs,DARTs,Red Cross, and anyone else who wants to learn more.
Date: May 11 and May 19
Time:6:30-8:45 pm
Two dates, same program. Limit 85 per date.
$25 course registration. Additional donations appreciated.
Attendees will be able to distinguish between the different types of assistant animals: emotional support, therapy, working, and service animals and the levels of public access afforded to each type. Presenters will review the specialized training required for service dogs, working dogs, and therapy animals and why registration or certification is important for the animal and handler. The presenters will review how the public, businesses, and emergency service agencies may respond to individuals accompanied by an assistance animal. The program includes consideration of the current COVID-19 climate.
CEU's for Animal Control Officers
Zoom link for program will be sent prior to the date.
Sign up using this link:
OR register by sending your name and email to :
Please put Assistance Animal in the subject line.
Questions? Call 508-803-1989. We will respond promptly.
Webinar Presenters:
Jennifer Johnston
CMDART, MRC, Pet Partners, HOPE AACR, K9 First Responders;
Webinar producer
Pat Adams, M.Ed.
Alliance of Therapy Dogs
Our thanks to Ralph Swick from the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team for his assistance with Technical Support for our program.
Officer Len Gosselin
Bellingham Police Department
K9/SRO/ Proactive Services
U.S.P.C.A Regional Judge Patrol & Detection; Local & State K9 Academy’s {Patrol Dog 12-16 Weeks} {Detection 6-12 Weeks} Monthly In-service Training, National Certifications; CMDART's Transport/Logistics Team  
Annie Jones - Certificate: Animal Assisted Therapy, Harcum College;, Pet Partner Therapy, Association of Professional Dog Trainers; Private Service Dog Trainer specializing in public access training; Prison pup program for a service dogs; member of International Association for Canine Professionals and AKC Canine Good Citizen trainer/evaluator.  
Cindy Martelli, RN, CMDART- A Special interview on the benefits of Emotional Support animals. 

Webinar Host: JoAnn Griffin, LICSW, President and Team Lead CMDART. Certified Trainer American Red Cross/ CERT, MRC. Critical Incident Responder.