Brevard Humane Society Hosts Celebrity Dog Trainer

Joel Silverman will be at the Brevard County Humane Society for a week-long CEU certification program.
Joel Silverman will be at the Brevard County Humane Society for a week-long CEU certification program.

MERRITT ISLAND – The Brevard Humane Society is proud to host renowned dog trainer Joel Silverman at their Cocoa Adoption Center for a week-long CEU certification program.

This one-of-a-kind course will be held for five full days, February 26 – March 2, and will feature hands-on training directly with Joel.

The class will teach the basic principles of animal behavior along with basic training techniques utilizing adoptable dogs from the Brevard Humane Society. Students will interact with dogs at every phase of the class and they will earn the JSDT1 certification upon completion of the course.

“Joel’s secrets and techniques have earned him a wonderful reputation in the animal training community,” said Theresa Clifton, Executive Director for Brevard Humane Society. “We are extremely honored he has chosen the Brevard Human Society to share his expertise and we applaud his lifetime commitment to the welfare of animals and their special place in our lives.”

Joel Silverman’s class is open to the public, however spaces are limited. Individuals interested in becoming certified dog trainers, owners of doggie daycares, employees of pet rescues, veterinary clinic staff or passionate pet owners are highly encouraged to attend.

For more information, please contact the Brevard Humane Society at (321) 636-3343 ext. 205 or to register please visit:

Joel Silverman is best known as the host of the top-rated Animal Planet series Good Dog U which aired from 1999 to 2009. For over 35 years, Silverman has worked behind the scenes training animals for movies, television shows, and commercials.

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Andy Hodges began his career in the field of radio and TV broadcasting where he worked for about a decade. The Jupiter, Florida resident then pursued computers as they were coming to market in the late 1980’s. Andy has owned a computer business, been a software programmer, and has worked as a Senior Systems Analyst/Engineer in the Information Technology sector in Atlanta. He eventually returned to the area in 2002. Andy is also the Editor-in-Chief for Sebastian Daily.
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