Pamela Reid Seminar 2021

2-Day Seminar with Pamela Reid, PhD, CAAB
Vice President, Anti-Cruelty Behavior Team ASPCA


Date: Saturday and Sunday 22-23 May 2021
Time: 9:30am to 5pm
Venue: Holiday Inn Birmingham North – Cannock, Bridge Street, Bridgtown, Cannock, WS11 0DQ





Dr Pam Reid is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and Vice President of the ASPCA and highly experienced at assessing, handling, rehabilitating and rehoming shelter dogs, specifically those who have experienced cruelty and trauma. Pam will be presenting a media-rich in-depth two-day seminar on all aspects of canine rescue and rehabilitation focusing on:

  • Evaluations and assessments of shelter/rescue dogs
  • Aspects and impact of cruelty and neglect
  • Helping victims in disaster areas
  • Dog-fighting dogs
  • Fearful dogs
  • Stress reduction
  • Quality of life
  • Handling of shelter dogs/trauma victims
  • Behaviour and training interventions
  • Rehoming
  • Ongoing support for rehomed dogs and their families

This seminar is focused at canine professionals working in the rescue environment and trainers and behaviourists working with rehabilitation cases, but Pam’s easy to understand format also makes it accessible to anyone with an interest in the topic. Everyone welcome.

CPD Info

  • 12 hours of CPD for PACT members
  • 12 CEUs for IAABC members
  • 12 hours of CPD for veterinary surgeons and nurses

CPD info for other organisations, i.e. IAABC, CCPDT, etc. coming soon

Dr Pamela Reid received her PhD in Psychology, Animal Learning and Behaviour from the University of Toronto and spent many years running her successful referral practice, as well as teaching and supervising graduates at the University of Guelph. Pam is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB) currently serving as Vice-President of the ASPCA’s Anti-Cruelty Behavior Team (ACBT) and the Anti-Cruelty Behavioral Rehabilitation Center (US). The ACBT works closely with the ASPCA’s Field Investigations & Response (FIR) team to provide behavior evaluations, enrichment and rehabilitation for animals from cruelty cases and disaster responses. Pam has played an integral role in many high-profile operations, including the evaluation of Michael Vick’s dogs, as well as dogs from the largest dogfighting raid in US history—commonly known as the “Missouri 500’’.

She has contributed to many scholarly books, is the author of the best-selling ‘’Excel-erated Learning! Explaining (in plain English) how Dogs Learn and how Best to Teach them’’ and ‘’Dog InSight: a Collection of Essays on the Essence of the Dog’’. She lectures on animal behaviour worldwide, has served on many committees, and was part of the development team of the PETsMART’s 2000 instructor training program. Her list of achievements is so extensive, it would be too long to list here!

Pam is also passionate about agility in which she competes with her dog Snafu, and has twice represented the USA at the World Agility Championships.

See Pam speak at the 5th Australian G2Z Summit (2013)  below


Early Bird: £155 (Until 29 February 2020)
Standard Rate: £165 (After 29 February 2020)

Special Rate for Rescue organisations: £145*
Please note that evidence will be required either via a booking made using a valid and current rescue domain email address which matches the name of the delegate, a booking made directly by the rescue organisation on behalf of staff, or by providing alternative evidence. Please email us via the contact form if you have any query or require assistance .

PACT Students and Members: £140


  • Full 2-day attendance
  • Downloadable PDF handout
  • Delegate bag
  • Pastries on arrival
  • Unlimited tea and coffee
  • Light lunch
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi

Please note that fee does not include accommodation. See the Venue Info tab (above) for discounted room rates for seminar delegates.


Holiday Inn Birmingham North – Cannock
Bridge Street, Bridgtown,
Cannock, WS11 0DQ

01543 461361

  • Easy access from the M6.
  • Situated close to Cannock Chase, an area of outstanding natural beauty.


  • Free parking on site


The Holiday Inn Birmingham North – Cannock is offering a discounted room rate of £55.00 room only for seminar delegates. This rate is valid for Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th May 2020. Please note that the discounted rate will only apply for bookings made directly with the hotel and cannot be booked via third party websites.


  • Guide dogs and assistance dogs allowed only (please check with the hotel before booking accommodation)


  • The cancellation charge for all events (whether one, two or three days) before the cut-off date is £35.
  • Overseas bookings are strictly non-refundable.
  • There will be strictly no refunds from 60 days prior to any event.
  • Places can be transferred but please email us to to let us know
  • In the event of an event having to be rescheduled, the same Terms and Conditions will apply, and a new deadline for refunds 60 days prior to the rescheduled date will become effective upon acceptance of the new date. A refund will not be issued should a delegate be unable to attend a rescheduled event. However, a credit coupon will be issued for the purchase amount, to be redeemed for any other PACT event or product.
  • Refunds will not be issued if an event has to be rescheduled or cancelled due to a speaker visa or travel issues while travelling to the UK/venue. However, every attempt will be made to reschedule the event and places will be transferred to the rescheduled event. In cases where delegates cannot attend the rescheduled event, a credit coupon will be issued for the purchase amount, to be redeemed for any other PACT event or product. If an event has to be cancelled with no future rescheduled date, due to a speaker’s health, hospitalisation, death or other adverse event, e.g. natural disaster, incurring during travel to the UK and/or venue, refunds will not be issued, however, a credit coupon will be issued for the purchase amount, to be redeemed for any other PACT event or product.
  • If an event has to be rescheduled or cancelled, PACT will not be held responsible for financial loss incurred by delegates who purchased non-transferable and/or non-refundable travel and accommodation, or any other related expense. Because some of our speakers may travel from overseas, we strongly recommend delegates consider transferable/refundable travel and accommodation wherever possible.
  • PACT and any venue at which any seminar is held will not be held responsible for dogs being kept in vehicles in car parks, or harm incurred to any dog(s), as a result of being left unattended in vehicles at any of our events.