Julie Shaw

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First Name: 
Julie
Last Name: 
Shaw
Summary: 

Julie Shaw used and taught aversive training methods for five years until one day she put down the choke collar and stopped training entirely. Aversive training just wasn’t for her anymore. At the time she didn’t know what other options there were—that was in 1992. In 1993 her son Dylan was born at 26 weeks gestation. Ten months later he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and Julie started searching for a service dog for Dylan. After being turned down by 22 organizations, Julie decided that if it was going to happen she would have to do it herself. When someone mentioned the term “clicker training,” Julie found the answer she was looking for and never looked back. She took the new technique into veterinary hospitals, started her own training business, trained two fabulous service dogs for her son, and relocated to a Purdue University to continue teaching clicker training techniques to clients and veterinary/veterinary technician students.

Bio: 

Julie graduated from Purdue University in 1983 with a degree in Veterinary Technology.  Julie worked in private practice veterinary medicine for 16 years before becoming the Senior Animal Behavior Technologist at Purdue University’s Animal Behavior Clinic in 1999.

 

Her responsibilities at Purdue’s Animal Behavior Clinic included organizing and assisting in teaching the five-day DOGS Behavior Modification course, teaching courses in behavior modification to veterinary and veterinary technician students, and leading continuing education seminars for veterinary technicians, veterinarians, and trainers. She also assisted Dr. Andrew Luescher during referral behavior consultations, taught puppy classes and clicker training classes, and did pet-selection counseling.

 

Julie’s primary area of expertise and interest remains in assisting animals with behavior disorders and teaching animal professionals how to work closely with veterinary professionals in the prevention and intervention of behavior disorders.

 

Julie is a charter member and president-elect of the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians (SVBT), past-president of the Academy of Veterinary Behavior Technicians (AVBT), and section editor of the Veterinary Technicianjournal. Julie is also the editor of Animal Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses, published by Blackwell Publishing and expected to be released in 2013. She is a faculty member of both ClickerExpo and Karen Pryor Academy.

 

Julie Shaw is a popular national and international speaker on problem prevention, practical application of behavior modification techniques, and other companion animal behavior related topics. She was the recipient of the North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) 2006 Veterinary Technician Speaker of the Year Award and was named the 2007 NAVC Mara Memorial Lecturer of the year for her accomplishments and leadership in the veterinary technician profession. Julie was a co-recipient of the 2008 SVBT Research Award and received the Western Veterinary Conference Veterinary Technician Speaker of the Year Award in 2009. She was selected for a teaching award from Karen Pryor Academy in 2010. She received the 2011 Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians research award for her research of veterinary professionals and trainers working to create a behavior team.

Services Offered: 

Preliminary assessments and triage of cases

Private home behavior modification assistance in applying prescribed behavior modification techniques

National and international speaker and writer

Services Offered Summary: 
Preliminary assessments and triage of cases Private home behavior modification assistance in applying prescribed behavior modification techniques National and international speaker and writer
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Location: 
47906 West Lafayette , IN

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10 years 8 months