"Animal Control: A program that effectively treats the symptoms while seeking to eliminate the causes by compassionately using the tools of education and enforcement." Michael Burgwin

Animal Control Officers are responsible for the enforcement of state laws, county ordinances and city codes that pertain to the care, control, treatment and licensing of domestic animals with a priority to protect public safety and animal welfare.

Training Calendar


The following list of training offers open enrollment. ACTS also offers "in-house" training (closed enrollment). In-house training allows your agency to have a “private” course for your staff only. By offering in-house training, we can more easily customize a course to the specific needs of your agency. Contact ACTS for additional information regarding in-house training.

Marin County Parks - In-House Training
Hosted by Marin County (California) Parks and Open Space

Sonoma County - In-House Training
Hosted by Sonoma County (California) Animal Services

Animal Control Officer Protective Equipment Training
Hosted by Metro Animal Control
July 22 -26, 2019
Gallup, New Mexico


Download the brochure here: Gallup Training Brochure
Download the registration form here: Gallup Registration Form

Schedule of Training
Day 1

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Officer Safety and Self-Defense
Day 2
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Pepper Spray Certification; Safe Animal Handling and Capture and Restraint Equipment
Day 3
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Chemical Immobilization Certification
Day 4
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Baton/Bitestick Certification
Day 5
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Taser™ Certification

Each Day: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch

Basic Animal Control Officer Certification
Hosted by Who Rescued Who Humane Society
August 5-8, 2019
Clairton, Pennsylvania


Download the brochure here: Clairton Pennsylvania Training Brochure
Download the registration form here: Clairton Pennsylvania Registration Form

Schedule of Training
Day 1

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – State Laws, County Ordinances and City Codes
Day 2
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Tactical/Interpersonal Communication; Officer Safety and Self-Defense
Day 3
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Basic Animal Control Officer Investigations; Evidence Law and Collection; Courtroom Testimony and Report Writing
Day 4
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Safe Handling of Aggressive and Dangerous Dogs; Safe Animal Handling/Capture and Restraint Equipment

Each Day: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch

Basic Animal Control Officer Certification
Hosted by the City of Benson
August 5-8, 2019
Benson, Arizona


Download the brochure here: Benson Arizona Training Brochure
Download the registration form here: Benson Arizona Registration Form

Schedule of Training
Day 1

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – State Laws, County Ordinances and City Codes
Day 2
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Tactical/Interpersonal Communication; Officer Safety and Self-Defense
Day 3
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Basic Animal Control Officer Investigations; Evidence Law and Collection; Courtroom Testimony and Report Writing
Day 4
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Safe Handling of Aggressive and Dangerous Dogs; Safe Animal Handling/Capture and Restraint Equipment

Each Day: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch

Chemical Immobilization Certification
Hosted by the City of Benson
August 9, 2019
Benson, Arizona


Download the brochure/registration here: Benson Training Announcement

Schedule of Training
Day 1

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Chemical Immobilization Certification

Each Day: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch

Basic Animal Control Officer Certification
Hosted by the Englewood Police Department
August 12-15, 2019
Englewood, Colorado


Download the brochure here: Englewood Colorado Training Brochure
Download the registration form here: Englewood Colorado Registration Form

Schedule of Training
Day 1

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – State Laws, County Ordinances and City Codes
Day 2
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Tactical/Interpersonal Communication; Officer Safety and Self-Defense
Day 3
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Basic Animal Control Officer Investigations; Evidence Law and Collection; Courtroom Testimony and Report Writing
Day 4
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Safe Handling of Aggressive and Dangerous Dogs; Safe Animal Handling/Capture and Restraint Equipment

Each Day: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch

Basic Animal Control Officer Certification
Hosted by Harrison County Animal Control
August 19-22, 2019
Corydon, Indiana


Download the brochure here: Harrison County Training Brochure
Download the registration form here: Harrison County Registration Form

Schedule of Training
Day 1

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – State Laws, County Ordinances and City Codes
Day 2
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Tactical/Interpersonal Communication; Officer Safety and Self-Defense
Day 3
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Basic Animal Control Officer Investigations; Evidence Law and Collection; Courtroom Testimony and Report Writing
Day 4
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Safe Handling of Aggressive and Dangerous Dogs; Safe Animal Handling/Capture and Restraint Equipment

Each Day: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch

Chemical Immobilization Certification
Hosted by the Hamilton Co. Sheriff’s Office
August 23, 2019
Noblesville, Indiana


Download the brochure/registration here: Hamilton Co. Training Announcement

Schedule of Training
Day 1

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Chemical Immobilization Certification

Each Day: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch

Chemical Immobilization Certification
Hosted by the Alabama Animal Control Association
August 27, 2019
Mobile, Alabama


Download the brochure/registration here: AACA Training Announcement

Schedule of Training
Day 1

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Chemical Immobilization Certification

Each Day: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch

Field Training Officer Certification
Hosted by the Alabama Animal Control Association
August 28-29, 2019
Mobile, Alabama


Download the brochure here: AACA FTO Training Brochure
Download the registration form here: AACA FTO Registration Form

Schedule of Training
Day 1

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Field Training Officer Certification
Day 2
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Field Training Officer Certification

Each Day: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch

Field Training Officer Certification
Hosted by White County Public Safety
September 9-10, 2019
Cleveland, Georgia


Download the brochure here: White County Training Brochure
Download the registration form here: White County Registration Form

Schedule of Training
Day 1 through Day 2

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Field Training Officer Certification

Each Day: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch

Comprehensive Animal Management Certification
Hosted by Chino Valley Animal Control
September 10-12, 2019
Chino Valley, Arizona


Download the brochure here: Chino Valley CAMC Training Brochure
Download the registration form here: Chino Valley CAMC Registration Form

Schedule of Training
Day 1 through Day 3

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Comprehensive Animal Management Certification
Advanced Case Supervision; Basic Budget Planning; Disciplinary Investigations; Equipment, Vehicles and Operational Needs; Evaluating Staff; Interviewing and Selection; Managing Generational Employees; Meetings: Individual, Specific Groups, Entire Staff; Policy and Procedures: Review and Development; Pushing Paperwork: Reports, Memos and Correspondence; Supervising Daily Operations; Training and Staff Development; Transition from Staff to Supervisor; Workplace Harassment and Violence

Each Day: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch

Comprehensive Animal Management Certification
Hosted by Harrison County Animal Control
September 16-18, 2019
Corydon, Indiana


Download the brochure here: Harrison County Training Brochure
Download the registration form here: Harrison County Registration Form

Schedule of Training
Day 1 through Day 3

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Comprehensive Animal Management Certification
Advanced Case Supervision; Basic Budget Planning; Disciplinary Investigations; Equipment, Vehicles and Operational Needs; Evaluating Staff; Interviewing and Selection; Managing Generational Employees; Meetings: Individual, Specific Groups, Entire Staff; Policy and Procedures: Review and Development; Pushing Paperwork: Reports, Memos and Correspondence; Supervising Daily Operations; Training and Staff Development; Transition from Staff to Supervisor; Workplace Harassment and Violence

Each Day: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch

Chemical Immobilization Certification
Hosted by LaGrange Animal Services
September 27, 2019
LaGrange, Georgia


Download the brochure/registration here: Lagrange Training Announcement

Schedule of Training
Day 1

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Chemical Immobilization Certification

Each Day: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch




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