Global Wildlife Resources, Inc.

Resources for the professional benefits for every animal

Resources For The Professional
Benefits For Every Animal

GWR is a progressive company founded by Dr. Mark Johnson and  specializes in humane and respectful capture and handling of wild and feral animals.  Dr. Johnson is dedicated to teaching and advising wildlife and animal welfare professionals of all kinds and to bringing care, honor, and respect to animals whether they are free-ranging, captive, or feral animals.

GWR’s work and instruction is based on the most practical and effective field-oriented methods and equipment and explores conscious ways of working with the animals.  In effect, we study not only ways of doing but also ways of being as we handle animals.   With this conscious approach we observe our selves, choose how we respond to the excitement of capture and handling, and strive to learn from each animal so we can become a better person with each experience.

EducationDr. Mark teaches one of the most extensive courses in wildlife chemical immobilization for wildlife professionals and university students, animal control officers and captive animal programs.

Each course has hands-on labs with animals and teaches practical and effective field-based tools and techniques while promoting the highest professionalism and care, honor, and respect for each animal.

Course Schedule
Testimonials

Field AssistanceAssisting programs with logistics and operations for successful, humane, and professional wildlife capture and handling.

In the Field

InformationOur website provides a growing collection of resources on equipment and techniques for humane capture and hanldling of wildlife and feral animals.
The Y-Pole Page
Feral Dog Blog
YouTube Channel GWRFeralDogsTraining Libary (currently with content for feral dog programs)

 

 pressReleases

 

  • King 5 News

  • Komo News

  • The Olympian

Training in Humane Dog Capture and Handling

 

Dr. Mark teaching a dog capture and handling course at Jeevashram in Rajokri, India.

Dr. Mark teaching a dog capture and handling course at Jeevashram in Rajokri, India.

There is a great need for training in catching and handling street dogs in a humane and compassionate way throughout the world.  In places like India and Asia, and Africa feral dog populations are out of control and rabies is a common risk to children and adults.  It is estimated that there are over 55,000 human deaths due to dog rabies and children are most susceptible.  Trap/Neuter/Release with rabies vaccination is an essential tool.  But because animal handlers in these regions often lack critical skills and tools, feral dog captures are frequently unsuccessful and unsafe.  Harsh dog handling leads to animal suffering, injuries and death, and handlers themselves are physically and emotionally stressed and often bitten.  Even in the U.S., training in humane, compassionate, calm and effective dog capture and handling is limited.

Dr. Mark Johnson has developed conscientious and caring tools and techniques for humane dog handling and is teaching courses around the world.  But there are only so many programs and students he can reach by traveling.  He wishes to share these tools, skills, and caring attitudes with spay-neuter programs across the globe and so has
created the Feral Dog BlogYouTube Channel GWRFeralDogs, the free Training Library, and this website.

Dog Handling by India Spay Neuter Program after attending Dr. Mark's course in Delhi. Notice the use of humane nets and a towe to reduce animal stress and increase human safety. Also notice the calm energy of the caring dog handlers.

Dog Handling by India Spay Neuter Program after attending Dr. Mark’s course in Delhi. Notice the use of humane nets and a towe to reduce animal stress and increase human safety.
Also notice the calm energy of the caring dog handlers.

Dr. Mark’s goal with GWR is to reduce human and animal suffering around the world.

We will do this by

1)  Strengthening our training materials on our  Feral Dog BlogYouTube Channel GWRFeralDogs, the free Training Library, and this website.

2) Producing training videos for animal shelters, captive wolf facilities, and spay/neuter/programs around the world.

3) Collaborating with rabies eradication programs around the world to provide translated training materials for vaccination and spay/neuter programs that is practical and effective to specific regions and cultures.

4) Training animal shelters throughout North American about the Y pole to see the benefits in reducing the use of snare poles in animal shelters and using the Y pole more compassionate and safer handling of fearful dogs.

5)  Bringing pride and purpose to animal handlers in spay/neuter programs around the world to empower these often unappreciated workers by creating a safer environment for both animals and people, and teaching handlers how to develop a respectful and caring relationship and connection with the animals they handle.

Y Pole Project

Dr. Mark is introducing the Y pole, a humane tool for safely handling fearful dogs to the animal welfare community and GWR is dedicated to see that every shelter in North America is aware of this essential tool. It is a safe, effective, and caring tool when used with compassionate attitudes.  When used as taught by Dr. Mark Johnson, the humane Y pole has the potential to change the dog handling culture within shelters.  We hope all shelters will work with Y poles and learns it’s strengths and weaknesses.  GWR predicts that the Y pole will replace most uses of the less humane snare pole in animal shelters. To accomplish our goal we are providing training materials with our blog, Training Library, and Y Pole Page and YouTube Channel: GWRFeralDogs.

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