Joyce presents workshops on first aid
for dogs, dog agility, preparing pets for disasters
and evacuation, and school presentations on dog safety.
- 1985-1990:"Animal Cop"
with Wetzel County (West Virginia) Animal Rescue,
domestic, wild, medical triage, wildlife educator,
canine training and adoptions.
- 1991-1997: Educational training under
Ian Dunbar and Cheryl Smith, PR Dog Inc, American
Pet Dog Trainer.
- 1995-1997: Educational training under
Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz, who later became trainer for
"White House dog" Bo Obama. (Dawn lived
with and trained Bo before knowing who his intended
- 2000-2004, Wolf rescuer and caretaker,
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Divide, CO.
- 1991-present; Presenting classes
on wolf conservation; International Wolf Center, Ely,
- 1995, Certified trainer for "Good
Canine Citizen Test" administered through American
Kennel Club. (Renewed 2004)
- 2004, certified search and rescue
dog trainer, Illinois-Missouri Search and Rescue.
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has her temperamental days resulting in disasters -
everything from flooding, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes,
fire, and blizzards. On top of that are the manmade
disasters like terrorism, wars, nuclear accidents, and
chemical and oil spills. Whether man-made or natural,
disasters can devastate and ravage our lives. Being
prepared for evacuation for you, your family and animals
in the wake of disasters will mitigate the impact and
havoc disasters create.
The most important aspect in this
preparation is to include your animals and avoid leaving
them stranded in the event of any disaster or evacuation.
Do not wait until it is too late!
Many times people are forced to leave
their homes on short notice, for either a few days or
for weeks at a time. Even gas leaks and flooding can
keep owners from returning to tending to animals for
an extended period of time. Avoid leaving your animals
behind and stranded; instead, prepare to take your animals
to safety, too. It is better to be overly cautious during
any disaster warning then to be caught off guard. We
can prepare ahead of time so that we can leave quickly
if needed, and this preparation must include the whole
family, including the animals.
Become familiar with the types of
possible disasters that can affect your location, and
do not forget hazardous materials spills that can occur
on any rail line or highway.
Plan to be prepared for any possible disruption of your
services for any extended period of time and this can
include electric, land-line and cell phones, food, water,
heating and fuel for your vehicle.