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  Title Social Behavior & the Treatment of Fearfulness, Reactivity & Aggression
  Speaker Dr. Ian Dunbar PhD BVetMed MRCVS
  Date(s) Sept 27-29 2013
  Location Tri-city, Poland
  Fee $300
  Host Organization Silva Lupus
  Contact Person Katarzyna Nowicka-Katra
  Contact Email
  Contact Phone 668 623 723


  Description of Seminar/Conference

Dr. Ian Dunbar was an integral part of the longest research project ever conducted on dog behavior: a 30-year long Yale / UC Berkeley study
that radically changed our understanding of how dogs learn and how they can be trained. Many of the findings had powerful practical applications, particularly for the treatment of fearfulness, reactivity and aggression.

Topics include:

  • The complex nature of canine social structure and the debunking of the"Dominance Myth";
  • The proof that temperament can be modified;
  • The overwhelming urgency of Puppy Play, Bite Inhibition and developing Social Savvy as puppies;
  • The importance of variable-age (and variable size/breed) socialization groups for building confidence and resolving fearfulness and bullying;
  • The need for objective quantification of danger for dog fights (using wound pathology);
  • The Behavioral Model of Biting where multiple subliminal stimuli can provoke a single behavior

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