"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

Shelter Technician Certification
Hosted by Jessamine County Animal Care and Control
February 25-27, 2019
Nicholasville, Kentucky


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

Schedule of Training
Day 1 through Day 3

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Animal Care in a Sheltering Environment; Animal Disposition Options; Animal Identification: Breed and Description; Animal Shelter Maintenance; Animal Shelter Record-Keeping; Canine and Feline Behaviors and Assessments; Disease Exposures in a Sheltering Environment; Emergency Animal Sheltering; Proactive Animal Sheltering

Each Day: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch

Shelter Technician Certification
Hosted by the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center
March 4-6, 2019
Dayton, Ohio


Download the brochure here: Dayton Shelter Tech Training Brochure
Download the registration form here: Dayton Shelter Tech Registration Form

Schedule of Training
Day 1 through Day 3

Animal Care in a Sheltering Environment; Animal Disposition Options; Animal Identification: Breed and Description; Animal Shelter Maintenance; Animal Shelter Record-Keeping; Canine and Feline Behaviors and Assessments; Disease Exposures in a Sheltering Environment; Emergency Animal Sheltering; Proactive Animal Sheltering

Each Day: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch

Basic Animal Control Officer Certification
Hosted by the Southwestern Community College - Public Safety Training Division
March 4-8, 2019
Franklin, North Carolina


Download the brochure here: Franklin NC Training Brochure
Download the registration form here: Franklin NC 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
Day 3
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Officer Safety and Self-Defense
Day 4
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Basic Animal Control Officer Investigations; Evidence Law and Collection; Courtroom Testimony and Report Writing
Day 5
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

Shelter Technician Certification
Hosted by the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center
March 6-8, 2019
Dayton, Ohio


Download the brochure here: Dayton Shelter Tech Training Brochure
Download the registration form here: Dayton Shelter Tech Registration Form

Schedule of Training
Day 1 through Day 3

Animal Care in a Sheltering Environment; Animal Disposition Options; Animal Identification: Breed and Description; Animal Shelter Maintenance; Animal Shelter Record-Keeping; Canine and Feline Behaviors and Assessments; Disease Exposures in a Sheltering Environment; Emergency Animal Sheltering; Proactive Animal Sheltering

Each Day: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch

Training Course for Animal Control Professionals
Hosted by the Dutchess County SPCA
March 11-12, 2019
Hyde Park, New York


Download the brochure/registration here: Dutchess Training Announcement

Schedule of Training
Day 1

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Officer Safety and Self-Defense
Day 2
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Chemical Immobilization Certification

Each Day: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch

Training Course for Animal Control Professionals
Hosted by Weymouth Animal Control
March 14, 2019
Weymouth, Massachusetts


Download the brochure/registration form here: Weymouth Registration

Schedule of Training
Day 1

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Interview and Investigation Techniques; Understanding the ADA and Service Animals; Sovereign Citizens

Each Day: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch

Field Training Officer Certification
Hosted by the Wheat Ridge Police Department
March 18-19, 2019
Wheat Ridge, Colorado


Download the brochure here: Wheat Ridge Training Brochure
Download the registration form here: Wheat Ridge 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

Shelter Technician Certification
Hosted by the Chino Valley Animal Shelter
March 25-27, 2019
Chino Valley, Arizona


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

Schedule of Training
Day 1 through Day 3

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Animal Care in a Sheltering Environment; Animal Disposition Options; Animal Identification: Breed and Description; Animal Shelter Maintenance; Animal Shelter Record-Keeping; Canine and Feline Behaviors and Assessments; Disease Exposures in a Sheltering Environment; Emergency Animal Sheltering; Proactive Animal Sheltering

Each Day: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch

Field Training Officer Certification
Hosted by the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office
March 28-29, 2019
French Camp, California


Download the brochure here: San Joaquin County Training Brochure
Download the registration form here: San Joaquin County 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

Basic Animal Control Officer Certification
Hosted by the Berwyn Police Department
April 1-5, 2019
Berwyn, Illinois


Download the brochure here: Berwyn Illinois Training Brochure
Download the registration form here: Berwyn Illinois 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
Day 3
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Officer Safety and Self-Defense
Day 4
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Basic Animal Control Officer Investigations; Evidence Law and Collection; Courtroom Testimony and Report Writing
Day 5
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

Training Course for Animal Control Professionals
Hosted by Rogers Animal Services
April 8-12, 2019
Rogers, Arkansas


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

Schedule of Training
Day 1

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Challenging Encounters in Animal Control; Understanding the ADA and Service Animals; Safe Handling of Aggressive and Dangerous Dogs
Day 2
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Officer Safety and Self-Defense
Day 3
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Safe Animal Handling/Capture and Restraint Equipment; Pepper Spray Certification
Day 4
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Chemical immobilization Certification
Day 5
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Baton/Bitestick Certification

Each Day: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch

Basic Animal Control Officer Certification
Hosted by the Etowah County Commission
April 22-26, 2019
Gadsden, Alabama


Download the brochure here: Etowah County Training Brochure
Download the registration form here: Etowah 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
Day 3
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Officer Safety and Self-Defense
Day 4
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Basic Animal Control Officer Investigations; Evidence Law and Collection; Courtroom Testimony and Report Writing
Day 5
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 Lander County Sheriff’s Office
April 29 - May 3, 2019
Battle Mountain, Nevada


Download the brochure here: Lander County Training Brochure
Download the registration form here: Lander 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
Day 3
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Officer Safety and Self-Defense
Day 4
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Basic Animal Control Officer Investigations; Evidence Law and Collection; Courtroom Testimony and Report Writing
Day 5
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 Lander County Sheriff’s Office
May 4, 2019
Battle Mountain, Nevada


Download the brochure/registration here: Lander 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 Boulder County Sheriff’s Office
May 4, 2019
Boulder, Colorado


Download the brochure/registration here: Boulder 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

Training Course for Animal Control Professionals
Hosted by Beaufort County Animal Control
May 6-10, 2019
Washington, North Carolina


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

Schedule of Training
Day 1

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Citations, Dangerous and Vicious Declarations; Community Cooperation: Education and Outreach
Day 2
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Fitness and Nutrition/Stress Management; Firearms Training/Field Euthanasia
Day 3
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Tactical/Interpersonal Communication; Pepper Spray Certification
Day 4
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Illegal Animal Fighting
Day 5
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Animal Hoarding Investigations; Sovereign Citizens; Challenging Encounters in Animal Control

Each Day: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch

Training Course for Animal Control Professionals
Hosted by Centerton Animal Services
May 13-17, 2019
Centerton, Arkansas


Download the brochure here: Centerton Training Brochure
Download the registration form here: Centerton 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
Day 4
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Safe Handling of Aggressive and Dangerous Dogs; Safe Animal Handling/Capture and Restraint Equipment
Day 5
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Baton/Bitestick Certification

Each Day: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch

Basic Animal Control Officer Certification
Hosted by the Chino Valley Animal Shelter
May 20-24, 2019
Chino Valley, Arizona


Download the brochure here: Chino Valley Training Brochure
Download the registration form here: Chino Valley 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
Day 3
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Officer Safety and Self-Defense
Day 4
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Basic Animal Control Officer Investigations; Evidence Law and Collection; Courtroom Testimony and Report Writing
Day 5
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 North Little Rock Animal Services
June 10-14, 2019
North Little Rock, Arkansas


Download the brochure here: North Little Rock Training Brochure
Download the registration form here: North Little Rock 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
Day 3
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Officer Safety and Self-Defense
Day 4
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Basic Animal Control Officer Investigations; Evidence Law and Collection; Courtroom Testimony and Report Writing
Day 5
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

Training Course for Animal Control Professionals
Hosted by LaGrange Animal Services
June 19-21, 2019
LaGrange, Georgia


Download the brochure here: Lagrange Training Brochure
Download the registration form here: LaGrange Registration Form

Schedule of Training
Day 1

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Basic Animal Control Officer Investigations; Illegal Animal Fighting
Day 2
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Investigative Techniques for Cruelty and Neglect Complaints; Animal Hoarding Investigations
Day 3
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

Training Program for Animal Control Professionals
Hosted by Olive Branch Animal Control
June 24-28, 2019
Olive Branch, Mississippi


Download the brochure here: Olive Branch Training Brochure
Download the registration form here: Olive Branch Registration Form

Schedule of Training
Day 1

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Chemical Immobilization Certification
Day 2
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Safe Handling of Aggressive and Dangerous Dogs; Safe Animal Handling/Capture and Restraint Equipment
Day 3
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Officer Safety and Self-Defense
Day 4
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Baton/Bitestick Certification
Day 5
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Pepper Spray Certification

Each Day: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch

Training Course for Animal Control Professionals
Hosted by the Mundelein Police Department
June 27 - 28, 2019
Mundelein, Illinois


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

Schedule of Training
Day 1

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Safe Handling of Aggressive and Dangerous Dogs; Safe Animal Handling/Capture and Restraint Equipment
Day 2
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Basic Animal Control Officer Investigations; Challenging Encounters in Animal Control; Understanding the ADA and Service Animals

Each Day: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch

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

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



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