GWR Training for both
Professionals and Students

Choose from two different courses by GWR

Mark R. Johnson DVM, Instructor

WILDLIFE HANDLING & CHEMICAL IMMOBILIZATION
For Wildlife Researchers & Managers
Animal Control Officers
Vets and Vet Techs
University Students
Zoo Caretakers
See Wildlife Handling Course Outline (PDF)

Three day course
with labs each day

Full coverage of immobilizing drugs, dart guns, drug delivery, and animal care covering most North American species including bears, wolves, deer, elk. Dart gun Lab, Needle and Syringe Lab, Stethoscope Lab with live animals plus Chemical Immobilization Lab with live animals.

TWS Certification CEU Approval Logo[2]Each course provides 22 CE credits for the Wildlife Society Professional Development Program.

DOG NON-CHEMICAL CAPTURE
AND HANDLING
For Spay/Neuter (CNVR) Programs
Rescue Groups
Disaster Responders
Shelter staff, ACOs
See Dog Non-Chemical Handling
Workshop Outline (PDF)

Two day course
with labs each day

Maximizing Success and Minimizing the Fight
Hand Captures and humane physical restraint
Box traps, Y poles Nets and Netting
Capture options for entire packs
Demonstrations
Videos

ALL COURSES INCLUDE COURSE NOTEBOOK, AND CERTIFICATE OF TRAINING AND MORE.

VISIT TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS STUDENTS!

For any questions regarding our courses contact us at: info@wildliferesources.com

Dear Colleagues, I am currently in the process of creating new courses beginning around the country. I will post these courses on this Training Schedule as they are created. I am excited to have you attend one of these courses. Mark R. Johnson DVM

Would you like one of my courses in your area? I am always looking for local coordinators to help me set up a course. If you are interested, contact me at mjohnson@wildliferesources.com.

2017 Upcoming Courses

Date Course Title Cost Location Registration
April 25-27, 2017 Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization for Wildlife Professionals

View Lethbridge Course Description (PDF)

$625 USD General Registration,
$510 USD Student Registration/ Refresher Course*

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge, Alberta

 



May 9-11, 2017 Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization for Wildlife Professionals For Michigan DNR personnel only

Demmer Sports Center,

Lansing Michigan

May 23-25, 2017 (Taught every spring) Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization for Wildlife Professionals

View Hamilton Spring Course Description (PDF)

$625 General Registration,
$510 Student Registration/ Refresher Course*

Bitterroot College Hamilton MT

 



August 1-3, 2017 (Taught every fall) Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization for Wildlife Professionals

View Hamilton Fall Course Description (PDF)

$625 General Registration,
$510 Student Registration/ Refresher Course*

Bitterroot College, Hamilton MT

 



August 15-17, 2017 Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization for Wildlife Professionals

View Flagstaff Course Description (PDF)

$625 General Registration,
$510 Student Registration/ Refresher Course*

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, Arizona




We are seeking local coordinators to help develop courses in a location near you.

*A Refresher Course rate is for those who have previously taken GWR courses only.

Past Courses – For Your Interest

Date Course Title Cost Location Registration
February 25-26, 2016 Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization Workshop  Joint Conference of

WA and ID State TWS Chapters

March 23-25, 2016 Humane Fearful Dog Capture and Handling: Maximizing Success and Minimizing the Fight 

ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center and Anti-Cruelty Behavior Team

Madison, New Jersey

Customized specifically for ASPCA
August 16-18, 2016 Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization for Wildlife Professionals

Bitterroot College in Hamilton, MT

 (Every spring and fall)

October 25-27, 2016 Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization for Wildlife Professionals

Wolf Haven International, Tenino, WA

(Taught every October)

Jan. 10-12, 2017 Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization for Captive Animal Facilities

Wolf Haven International, Tenino, WA

Jan. 20-22, 2017 WILD 472 Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization for Wildlife Professionals University of Montana

Missoula, MT

Course Summaries

WILDLIFE HANDLING & CHEMICAL IMMOBILIZATION is a three day course designed for those who to wish to gain the latest knowledge about drugging and handling free-ranging and captive wildlife.  This is one of the most extensive chemical immobilization courses in North America and includes hand-on labs each day.  It has been invaluable to state, federal, and tribal wildlife professionals, zoo caretakers, animal control officers, and university students.

This unique field-oriented training emphasizes professional and humane animal handling and covers practical techniques to maximize field success and human & animal safety.  The course focuses on the needs of professionals to understand the skills and equipment associated with wildlife capture, physical restraint, and chemical immobilization, including for captive and urban settings.  The course also covers in detail each aspect of animal handling such a radio-collaring, weighing, sample collection and patient monitoring.

Hands-on labs each day include practicing a variety of drug delivery systems, needle and syringe lab, and working with goats (which simulate deer) or other species.  On Day 3, participants chemically immobilize animals with BAM and other drug combinations to develop hands-on skills such as monitoring vital signs and much more.  This is profound training opportunity for building confidence and fine-tuning/updating field methods.

WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE TO SEE A GWR WILDLIFE COURSE IN ACTION!

DOG NON-CHEMICAL CAPTURE AND HANDLING is a two day dog handling course for those who do not have a need for training in chemical capture.  This is the most extensive course in handling fearful dogs.   There are  hands-on labs with box traps and net catching skills. This training is essential for professionals and volunteers addressing hoarding cases, responding to disasters, handling fearful dogs in shelters, assisting with trap/neuter/release programs, and rescuing dogs in general.

GWR courses promote care, honor, and respect for each animal that is handled and are often profound career experiences for course participants.

Cancellation Refund Policy:

Participants canceling courses prior to three weeks before starting course date are guaranteed 50% refund.

No refund within three weeks of the starting date of the course.

*PLEASE NOTE:  STUDENT RATES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE ENROLLED FULL TIME IN COLLEGE. 

A Refresher Rate is also available with most courses for those who have previously taken a GWR course.

 

For any questions regarding our courses contact us at: info@wildliferesources.com

“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.

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