Lesson series

Jim Crosby Webinars-Working with Severe Aggression Cases

Severe canine aggression cases are both challenging and dangerous. Even attempting to work with these dogs is a high-liability endeavor. Occasionally, with the right combination of owner, resources, skills and a good bit of luck we take that step into the blue to attempt to find a resolution for owners of these dogs. To recognize these cases we need to be able to recognize and quantify behavior. We must evaluate causes and contributing factors in order to give an informed prognosis. In this webinar we will look at the difference between truly severe and "really bad", examine evaluation strategies, and discuss management and behavior modification to reduce risk. And maybe, just maybe, we can help committed owners keep themselves and their dogs as safe as possible.
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These webinars are suitable for veterinary professionals, animal trainers, animal behaviorists, shelter and rescue staff and volunteers, and anyone with an interest in evidence-based behavior intervention.
Meet the instructor

Jim Crosby

Retired Lieutenant James W. Crosby BS, MS, CBCC-KA (Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Jacksonville, FL, USA) is an internationally recognized authority and court accepted expert on canine attacks and aggression. Jim’s specializes in investigating dog bite related fatalities, especially evidentiary and behavioral factors involved in dog bite related fatalities. He has directly investigated over 40 fatalities, completed post attack evaluations of over 50 subject dogs, and has been essential in numerous successful prosecutions. He assists and trains prosecutors and agencies facing these cases and was most recently on-scene for a homicide investigation in Central Georgia. Jim assisted, on-site, the Australian Federal Police on a fatality case in Canberra, Australia.
Jim earned his Master’s Degree in Veterinary Forensics from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida where he is currently completing his PhD studies.
Jim has extensive canine behavior training and expertise. He has been a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT) and is a Certified Behavior Consultant-Canine (CBCC) Jim currently serves on the Board of Directors for the CCPDT.
He works extensively in the field of public Animal Control and sheltering and served as Division Manager for Bay County (FL) Animal Control and Management Consultant (acting chief) of Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services. Jim served on the Board of Directors of the Florida Animal Control Association and has worked with many Animal Control Associations across the United States and internationally. Jim assisted the Department of Animal Services for the Australian Capital Territory, leading a National Study on Dangerous Dog policy and procedure for the Australian Capital Territory Government.
Jim assists in dogfighting investigations. He was the expert on the Polk County, GA case wherein Devicio Rowland was sentenced to fifty years for dogfighting, the longest sentence for that crime in US history. Jim serves as an expert consultant regarding the use of deadly force by police officers against companion animals.
Patrick Jones - Course author