How to Successfully Manage and Modify Problem Behaviour in Shelter Dogs
par BOW VALLEY SPCA
- samedi, 08 septembre 2018 de 8:30 Matin à 5:30 Après-midi (HAA)
- Canmore Golf and Curling Club 2000 8 Avenue, Canmore, AB T1W 1Y2
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This one-day seminar examines the most common dog training challenges faced by shelters and rescues.
The seminar is presented by Dr Kelly Lee, Chair of the Pet Professional Guild Shelter & Rescue Committee. Dr Lee is a Graduate of Jean Donaldson's Academy for Dog Trainers, and is the owner of DogKind LLC. Read more about Kelly.
In this workshop we'll review problem behaviours, both aggressive and non-aggressive. And look at the most appropriate behaviour modification plan for each case.
We'll also examine the role that enrichment, and especially dog-dog play, can have in reducing stress and minimizing problem behaviour.
And we'll look at how best to handle behaviour modification with fearful, shutdown and anxious dogs.
A key theme of the day will be to consider how to work with shelter dogs to ensure maximum adoptability, while working in a resource-constrained context.
Early Bird fee: $97 Non-Profit Early Bird $57 (until Sept 1). Regular: $147 ($97 Non-Profit)
4.5 CEUs for trainers and 3 CEUs for behavior consultants CCPDT
Participants will learn how to: to decrease animal stress, reduce problem behaviours, and improve the chances of adoption.
Topic 1. An assessment of preventing & managing problem behaviours We will cover:
-How to triage which problems and which dogs to prioritize
-Why it’s so crucial to get management up and running
-How to make behaviour modification more efficient through the use of standard training protocols
-Which behaviour modification approaches are most effective
-The role of enrichment
We’ll cover both aggressive and non-aggressive behaviour issues.
Topic 2: Dog play
Participants will get the opportunity to learn about dog play and about how to run a dog playgroup.
In this session we’ll explore:
-How to determine if a dog is a good fit for a playgroup
-The safest way to carry out dog-dog introductions
-How to assess playmates and to allocate dogs to groups
-What good play looks like and what indicates a cause for concern in play-How to prevent fights from happening;
-and how to humanely and safely break them up when they do happen
Topic 3 Separation Anxiety and Fearful Dogs
We’ll look at ways to help fearful shelter dogs and dogs with separation anxiety. We’ll consider:
-Options for behaviour modification in dogs who are so shut down they offer little if no behaviour
-What can be done for dogs who can’t handle isolation
-The role of medication in helping these frightened dogs