Dennis Fetko, Ph.D.
EDUCATION: Ph.D., Behavioral Psychology,
1981, Thesis: Pet Facilitated Therapy; extensive administrative, management, behavior
& leadership experience & training.
INSTRUCTOR: UC San Diego & Riverside; San
Diego State, Colorado State, National & Chapman Universities; Mesa & Palomar
Colleges; National Animal Control Association; international, national, state &
regional animal academies & humane organizations.
AUTHOR: Saudi Arabia National Wildlife
Research Center Operations Manual; Children's Hospital Canine Therapy Program evaluation;
cassettes on handling, training & behavior; Animal Officer bite safety manual &
video; behavior & training articles.
MEMBER: MENSA, AFTRA, San Diego Zoo's Research, Conservation & Animal Health
Committee, Animal Behavior Society, National Animal Control Association, Scientists'
Center for Animal Welfare, Psychologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, The Delta
Society, World Wildlife Fund, others.
CONSULTANT: Zoological & Humane
Societies, Departments of Animal Control, Human/Canine Search & Rescue Units,
Hospitals, Noise Abatement Bureaus, Nursing & Convalescent Homes, Guide & Service
Dog Programs, clinics, researchers, therapists, others.
SPEAKER: National Animal Control Association;
American Humane Association; New Zealand Institute Of Dog Control Officers; Society of
Animal Welfare Administrators; Animal Protection Institute; Humane Society of the US; CA
Animal Control Directors Association; KY, AZ, OR, UT, KS, WA & MI Animal Control
Associations; CA Veterinary Medical Association; CA State Senate Hearings; San Diego
County Department of Animal Control & Search & Rescue Unit; San Diego Police
Department; Animal Welfare Congress of Brazil;others.
Regular radio talk show HOST & television guest.
EXPERIENCE: Extensive international managerial, administrative & leadership & animal & staff training; forensic expert; decades of full-time successful practice; human/animal training & behavioral therapy since 1960; public speaker since 1968; managed Saudi Arabian National Wildlife Research Center; Director, American Dog Owners Association; Karate, Ju-Jitsu & Aikido instructor; combat paratrooper decorated for valor, achievement & merit; more.
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