A National Dog Bite Prevention course, co-hosted by the Bloomfield Township Board of Health, Neighbor to Neighbor Network, and the Bloomfield Animal Shelter, will take place Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28, from 9 a.m. to noon both days, at the Bloomfield Civic Center, 84 Broad Street.
There is a $25 fee.
The course will be led by Teresa Lewin, a world-renowned specialist in dog bite prevention education. Ms. Lewin also works directly with a therapist to help dog bite victims regain a healthy perspective towards dogs. She is co-founder of Doggone Safe, Inc, a national dog bite prevention organization.
Attendees will learn why dogs bite, how to interpret a dog’s body language, bite risk assessment, the course of action after being bitten, and the role of fear. The course is recommended for anyone who must visit people’s homes for a living such as power workers, delivery persons, real estate agents, landscapers, and social services providers.
Each class can hold 30 to 50 people, so it is recommended that participants register in advance. For more information about this event or to buy tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Bloomfield Animal Shelter at 973-748-0194.