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Veterinary Professionals


Dog Bite Prevention

Events for Rescues



$75 / 30min 
$150 / hr 
$800 / day (5-8hrs) 
Online: $75 / hr 
+ expenses
Dog Play Workshops
(+ expenses)
Includes two instructors and two days
$1200/additional day
(+ expenses)
Includes two instructors

Sample Event Content

  3 Day Seminar & Workshop
  • Day 1 (seminar)
    • General canine behavior​
    • Stress reduction & enrichment
  • Day 2 (dog play workshop)
    • Safe handling (hands-on)
    • Dog social behavior​
  • Day 3 (dog play workshop)
    • Dog greetings​ (hands on)
    • About making play groups
    • Making play groups (hands on)
   2 Day Seminar: General 
  • Day 1
    • Canine & feline behavior
    • Fear, stress, and anxiety
    • Stress reduction & enrichment
  • Day 2
    • Safe dog handling​ (hands-on)
    • Safe cat handling (hands-on)
    • Behavior assessments

  1 Day Seminar: Cat Specific
  • General feline behavior
  • Common cat behavior problems
  • Stress reduction & enrichment
  • Clicker training cats (hands-on)

Seminar Topics

Design a seminar for: your needs,
your audience, and any length of time.
Content includes any cat or dog behavior topic, which can be tailored to or
created for your specific needs. 
Popular requests include:
(*hands-on, interactive options available)
  • General dog or cat behavior
  • Dog/cat body language
  • Anxiety, fear, aggression
  • Other problem behaviors
  • Safe dog/cat handling*
  • Bite prevention*
  • Dog-dog, dog-cat, cat-cat intros*
  • Pets and babies/kids
  • Behavior assessments*
  • Training skills & mechanics*
  • Enrichment & stress reduction
  • General dog play/social info (see Dog Play Workshops for in-depth, interactive event)
  • Don't see what you want? Just ask!
 Design Your Own Seminar


  • In-person
  • Online
  • At your venue
  • At my venue
  • Lecture only
  • Hands-on workshops


  • Customized to group needs
  • Tailored to audience & venue
  • From 30mins to 5 days


  • Staff
  • Volunteers
  • Fosters
  • Any number of attendees


  • Cat only
  • Dog only
  • Both cat and dog

Dog Play Workshops

This two day, interactive workshop is taught by two dog play experts and includes hands-on work with your dogs plus presentation on:
  • Reading social and play behavior
  • Value and impact of play

  • Obstacles and solutions

  • Safety and supervision

  • Managing group play

  • Dealing with fights

  • Safe handling

  • Dog to dog introductions

  • Reading behavior 

     ...And more

  • Includes lecture & hands-on
  • At your facility, with your dogs
  • Two days included
  • Additional days can be added
  • ​Includes two speakers

    • Katenna Jones

    • Erika Lessa 

About RARF

Ryan Animal Rescue Foundation
partners with animal welfare organizations to promote adoption and offer grants and educational opportunities to better the lives of animals.
RARF was founded in 2017 by Logan Ryan (professional football cornerback
for the TN Titans and formerly the NE Patriots) and Ashley Ryan (worked in rescue for 5+yrs, certified dog trainer and owner of Ryan Canine Consulting).
Professional Development Grants
funding to non-profit animal welfare organizations for workshops, seminars and other educational programs offered by Jones Animal Behavior.  

Veterinary Seminars



Behavior plays a critical role in veterinary medicine, yet often receives little to no attention in professional education programs. Strengthen staff animal behavior knowledge with seminars, workshops, or lunch and learns. This not only provides insight into vital clues to pet health, but also improves safety, reduces stress for everyone involved, and helps establish a clinic as a vital public resource.
Fear Free
For clinics interested in reducing  animal stress during exams, improving safety for staff during handling and procedures, and providing exceptional service, fear free information is available. Learn more about becoming a Fear Free Practice.
Behavior Intervention
Intervention in problematic behavior as early as possibly not only makes things easier to address, it can also literally save lives. Veterinary staff are often the first ones that owners talk to about their concerns. The more informed the staff, the better equipped they are to make a difference, serve as a resource, and increase long-term client retention and referrals.

Pricing & Details

  • $150 / hr 
  • $225 / 90mins 
  • Includes creation and presentation of content, with attendee Q & A
  • Includes 1hr round trip travel 
  • Multi-hour events include breaks as appropriate 
  • At least one hour is needed for beneficial content and opportunity for staff Q&A
  • Up to a max total of 6hrs per day
  • Projector provided by request
  • Additional expenses, travel, or accommodation may be needed, depending on distance
Location Options
  • Your clinic
  • My venue
  • Another venue
What Are 
Past Attendees Saying?


Any of the following topics can be covered in 1 to 1.5hrs.
Choose any ONE topic to be covered in detail or any TWO topics to be covered more generally and with less detail.
  • Reading Cat & Dog Body Language (Focuses on fear, anxiety, stress)
  • Understanding Cat Communication (physical, chemical, and vocal)
  • Understanding Dog Communication (physical, chemical, and vocal)
  • Safe Handling & Bite Prevention
  • The Owner's Role in Fear Free Visits
  • Setting Up for Fear Free Visits
  • Fear Free Exams & Procedures
  • Dealing With Common Behavior Problems (TBD by host)
  • Enrichment & Stress Reduction for Boarding Pets
Don't see what you want?
Just ask!


DOg Bite Prevention


"Don't worry, he's fine."
"She doesn't bite."
Professionals who encounter dogs during the course of their jobs hear it all of the time. While sometimes the dog may actually be fine, plenty of times they are not. Add to this the  innate fear many professionals have from having been on the receiving end of aggression themselves or hearing the horror stories from coworkers. 
In most cases, the dogs are actually good dogs responding to something they don't understand. In nearly all cases, the situation could have been prevented. 
Dog bites aren't good for you, the dog, or the owner. Learn how to keep everyone safe with informative, fun, interactive staff training.

Pricing & Details

  • $225 (1.5hrs)
  • Includes customization to your audience, presentation, attendee Q & A, and 1hr round trip travel 
  • Additional expenses and  travel, or may apply depending on distance
  • Understanding dog body language
  • Recognizing the impact of your body language
  • Proactive bite prevention
  • What to do and not do during a bite or attack
  • Common mistakes that often increase danger
  • Dealing with the dog owner
Click for Details and Scheduling

Appropriate For

  • Mail carriers and delivery people
  • Utility and maintenance workers
  • Realtors
  • Housekeepers
  • In-home service or care providers
  • Inspectors, contractors
  • Law enforcement
  • Child services, foster families
  • Salespeople 
  • Animal shelter staff and volunteers
  • Animal control officers
  • Dog walkers, daycare staff
  • Pet sitters, groomers, other  pet care providers
  • Veterinary professionals
  • Anyone who may encounter dogs in the course of their jobs
What Past Attendees
Have to Say

What Attendees Are Saying

Very good speaker. Enjoyed hearing about not only walking safety, but also dog behavior and how to read it.

~ Pet Sitters International Conference Attendee

(c) 2020 Katenna Jones 

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