Get to Know: Nebraska Humane Society
With Dawn Thrapp, Behavior Specialist and Project Pet Safe Coordinator
Please join us on Tuesday, November 20th for an opportunity to get to know the Nebraska
Humane Society! You will learn about:
- The difference between Service Dogs, Emotional Support Dogs (Assistant Dogs) and Therapy Dogs
- How the Federal Laws applies to these differences
- Training requirements for each of these categories
- Attempt to clear up some of the confusion surrounding these animals
About the Speaker
Dawn started training dogs in the late 1970’s. She has competed with her own dogs in obedience, agility, confirmation, and tracking; completing 30 titles in all. Dawn has taught obedience classes, both pet and competition, for some of Omaha’s local dog clubs for the last 35 years and approximately 20 years ago, she began specializing in providing private lessons for owners who have aggressive dogs. Two of Dawn’s dogs also were certified Therapy Dogs, with one of those dogs being the first Facility Dog at Douglas County Courthouse. In addition, she is proud to say she has made the front page of the Nebraska Supreme Court newsletter as she was that facility dog’s trainer and handler. The dog was available there to provide comfort to children who had to testify in Juvenile Court.
Dawn has continuously attended many advanced workshops and conferences with the privilege to learn from some of the best Ethologists and Behaviorists in the world and apply what she has learned from them.
At Nebraska Humane Society, Dawn currently works with owners of dogs that have been deemed potentially dangerous to educate and helps them with the dogs’ behavior issues. She also provides other private lessons and conducts the breed evaluations for dogs listed on the local ordinance (such as pit bulls). Finally, Dawn is the Coordinator for Project Pet Safe, the Nebraska Humane Society’s program that helps victims of domestic violence who need safe housing for their pets while they transition.
Please note: There is no HWN luncheon in December, we’ll see you again in January 2019!
*** If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee. Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.
Please consider bringing an in-kind donation to the next event!
Donation items wishlist:
Grains — cereal, oatmeal, pasta, crackers, bread or muffin mixes, popcorn, etc.
Proteins — canned beans, canned chicken, canned tuna or salmon, peanut butter, etc.
Vegetables* — canned vegetables and tomatoes, vegetable juice, pasta sauce, etc.
Fruits* — canned fruit, applesauce, canned and boxed fruit juice, etc.
Dairy — infant formula, evaporated milk, powdered milk, instant breakfast drinks, etc.
Other* — honey, jelly/jam, mayonnaise, salad dressings, sugar, oils, syrup, etc.
*No glass jars, please.