“This is a hands-on course with heart and muscle. And breath. Dr. Mark Johnson delivers everything he promises and even more in the way of inspiration. I attended as a non-professional with a biology background and appreciated every lecture/discussion and lab. Mark leads with creativity and enthusiasm but also knows when to let attendees experience the uncertainties inherent in learning curves. He’s great with all animals, four-legged and two.” - Kris Ellingsen, January 2012.See more testimonials from GWR students »
My Apologies for the Quiet Time for this Blog
Posted on February, 17th 2012
Dear friends and colleagues,
I apologize for not adding posts to this blog for some time and there are several of you who have sent me questions which I have not responded to. (My apologies especially to Pam and Sandra.) All is well and I will be adding new energy and life to the Feral Dog Blog before too long.
Nature flows in waves and cycles and so does our lives. I have had a wonderful surge of recognition and interest with my wildlife chemical immobilization courses and I am running with this joyful abundance of work and purpose. Students and wildlife professionals from across North America are learning how to chemically immobilize wildlife in a good way.
In my dog handling courses it is not just about mechanical tools & techniques and only talking about what to Do. We also explore how to consciously observe ourselves & make choices about ways to Be.
Likewise, my wildlife handling courses are more than just which dartguns to use or which immobilizing drugs to give, it is about using tools and techniques which extend care, honor, and respect to each animal whether it is a coyote, deer, elk, coyote, or grizzly bear. And it is about bringing heart-felt values into the professional workplace to enrich our lives and bring passion and joy into our jobs.
I will be returning to the FERAL DOG BLOG very soon. I invite you to be watchful with patience. New life and structure is coming to the FERAL DOG BLOG with additional conscious and heart-felt values and approaches. As always, let me know what you would like me to talk about and let me know if there are better ways to present it.
Best wishes to each of you. Dr. Mark