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🐾 SAAM's Pet Custody Workshop: Mediating Harmony for Furry Friends with Karis Nafte CDBC (Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant) ! 🐾


Are you a family law mediator looking to enhance your skills and make a positive impact on the lives of pets and their owners caught in the crossfire of divorce or family breakdowns? 


Look no further! 


Join us on February the 16th and the 23rd, 2024, for a transformative Pet Custody Workshop led by the renowned Karis Nafte.


Workshop Highlights

  • Comprehensive Intake Forms:

Gain insights into crafting effective questions for a detailed pet history.

  • Age and Breed Factors:

Understand how age and breed should influence custody decisions.

  • Shared vs Sole Custody Impact:
    Explore the effects of shared vs sole custody arrangements, especially tailored for our canine companions.

  • Models for Shared Custody Plans:

Discover proven models for shared custody plans that prioritise the well-being of dogs.

  • Transitioning Best Practices:

Learn the ropes of transitioning between sole and shared custody while avoiding common pitfalls.

  • Recognising Stress in Dogs:

Acquire the skills to identify signs of stress in dogs within the context of divorce.

  • Special Considerations:

Delve into topics like rescue dogs, children and pets, cats, parrots, emotional support dogs, and more!

  • Humanising and Bargaining Over Pets:

 Navigate the fine line between humanising, weaponising, and bargaining over our beloved pets.

  • Multi-Pet Households: 

Tackle challenges unique to households with multiple pets.

  • Financial Considerations:

Explore financial aspects related to caring for pets, ensuring their well-being is prioritised.

  • End-of-Life Planning:

Develop a compassionate plan for a dog's end-of-life stage.


🐕 Meet Karis Nafte: Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant & Family Mediator


With over 25 years of experience as a dog behaviour expert, Karis Nafte brings a unique blend of expertise to the realm of pet custody. Having worked internationally and earned qualifications in both animal behaviour and mediation, Karis is passionate about minimising the negative effects of separations on our four-legged friends.


As a worldwide educator and speaker, Karis has shared her knowledge at prestigious events such as the American Bar Association and the International Mediation Week. Her work has been featured in the Associated Press, VICE News, ABC News, and Australian Dog Lover Magazine.


Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your skills in pet custody mediation and make a positive impact on the lives of pets and their families. 


Listen to Karis Nafte’s interview on 702

Pet Custody Workshop

  • Kindly note that your workshop link will be emailed to you the day before the online event.

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