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Our Summer 2021 “virtual” Humane Dog Trapping Class (using the Zoom platform) is now on the calendar!  This class is offered approximately twice each year and is designed for those who have experience handling dogs in animal rescue, animal control, sheltering or veterinary settings, or those who have a desire to help with lost pet recovery, or homeless/stray dog rescues through lost pet searches and humane capture.

NEXT CLASS:  Saturday, June 26, 9:00am – 3:00 pm (lunch break in the middle) online via Zoom video conferencing


ALUMNI RATE – attended the class previously?  Include the exact date and location of the prior workshop you attended; the alumni rate is $40.00.  This discounted rate is non-transferrable and may only be used by the same prior attendee.

WORKSHOP SUMMARY:  This workshop will focus exclusively on lost dog search strategies, and the humane trapping and capture of dogs and will cover: Steps for locating lost dogs; the behavior of dogs when lost; common methods for locating lost pets; when trapping is the right solution; common trapping myths; necessary supplies; alternative and innovative humane capture equipment; advance preparation; requirements for a successful trapping; animal AND human behavior at the trapping site; types of trapping equipment; choosing a trapping site; pitfalls to avoid; stories of successful captures; difficult cases and creative strategies; the use of technology in trapping; post-capture planning; and much more.  The goal of the workshop is to expand the network of qualified trappers who use “best practice” trapping techniques and who can come to the aid of animals in need.  HARTT welcomes attendees from all agencies and rescue organizations, both local and national/international, as well as independent rescuers.

Trapping equipment and solutions that will be covered in class include the following traditional, and non-traditional HARTT capture equipment:

  1. Humane box traps (like those pictured here)
  2. Drop traps
  3. Pole nets and snares
  4. Drop nets
  5. “Missy Traps” (or corral-type traps)
  6. Jumbo traps
  7. Ray Trippers (laser beam-triggered trap devices)
  8. Cellular and non-cellular trail cameras

The class content features many multimedia presentations and includes videos of successful captures.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:  Cheryl Naumann is the founder of HARTT and has worked in animal welfare and rescue for more than 20 years. Click on her name for her detailed bio.

Attendees must be 16 years of age or older. Registration fees are utilized to purchase and maintain HARTT’s trapping equipment, subject to availability and restrictions, and to provide care for animals rescued by HARTT.  

ACCESSING THE CLASS:  Once you register, you will receive an email providing information on how to access the class.  The link is for a single registrant only – you will need to have a laptop or desktop computer, preferably with a webcam.

In order to register (limited spots are available), READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST and then click the red link below.
1.  After clicking the red button, under “Select a Campaign”,
2.  Scroll down to “Trapping Workshop Fee”
3.  Pay the specified registration fee (either $60 regular fee, or $40 for prior-alumni attendees) and provide all information at check-out.  You will receive an email from “Kindful” which is your receipt and confirmation that your seat has been reserved.  At least one week prior, you will receive an email with the link to the Zoom meeting.