Day One- Chill Out Fido:
Does your dog go bonkers when the
doorbell rings or when you grab the leash to take him for a walk? If you find
your dog is often difficult to control, you are not alone! Getting your dog to
calm down and relax is one of the most common challenges pet parents face.
presentation will help you first identify the factors that cause this kind of
behavior in dogs, then it provides you with eleven key training exercises to
teach your dog how to calm down, pay attention to you, relax, and respond to
every day situations with confidence and composure. Chill Out will show you how
to help your dog become the great dog you always knew he could be.
Get results by learning about:
- The interrelated factors that can cause your dog's over-active behaviors.
- The impact that diet can have on your dog's inability to relax.
- The basics of modern positive dog training that are the key to solving these common problems.
- How to reward your dog for relaxed behaviors and avoid inadvertently reinforcing your dog's wildness.
Step-by-step training exercises that deal with the most common situations where
dogs tend to have trouble staying calm.
Day 2- Understanding Canine Fear and
What's in your dog's toolbox? What is in your toolbox when you work
with him? This seminar will help you gain effective tools for helping your (or
your clients') aggressive, fearful or reactive dog improve both how he feels and
how he behaves.
From the dog's point of view, every act of aggression is
justified, so it is important to understand how to recognize potential problems
before a dog puts aggression into his toolbox. If he already has the aggression
tool in there, you will need to help him stock his toolbox with better tools to
get him into his comfort zone without the need for aggression.
seminar, we will discuss techniques to help our dogs achieve comfort and safety
without using that aggression tool, including video from case studies with wild
species as well as dogs to illustrate the techniques being presented. It is
important to know how to manage and prevent aggressive and fearful behavior, but
beyond that, we will suggest approaches to changing the motivations behind those
behaviors; helping dogs to feel better in the world, as well as giving them
better tools in their toolboxes for those times when they find themselves
outside their comfort zones.