Play is our window into the canine experience. So much of canine communication and connection is learned through play. But, it's not all fun and games, play can be serious business. Come and explore the science of play and learn how to utilize play as a way to improve adoption and long-term outcomes and deepen the human-canine connection. This will be a 30-minute presentation followed by Q+A.

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Drew Webster, CPDT-KA

Behavior Consultant

Drew Webster (CPDT-KA) has been training dogs professionally since 2009. He is a faculty member and the Canine Programs Manager at The Institute for Human-Animal Connection at the University of Denver. There, he teaches students competency-based models of Canine Assisted Intervention strategies centered around how to utilize the human-animal bond in therapeutic work. He is the co-facilitator and developer of the Canine Assisted Intervention Specialist Certificate and has earned an Animals and Human Health Certificate. His work has been published in “Animal-Assisted Interventions for Health and Human Service Professional” by Nova Publishing and he has been a contributor for Petfinder and Petocracy.