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. This 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 everyday 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.
Presentation by: Nan Arthur CDBC, CPDT, KPACTP & Sarah Mullen, CAP1, CAP2
Copyright © 2010, Tawzer Dog LLC
Nan Arthur has been involved in the behavior and training field for more than 16 years with dogs and over 20 with cats, and has a deep belief that her mission is to help pet parents and their animals understand and communicate clearly with one another using the science of positive-only behavior and training methods.
Nan is an 9-year member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and holds many other certifications in the behavior and training field. She is also a certified Veterinary Assistant as well as an award winning writer and photographer. Nan graduated from the Karen Pryor Academy and was selected to become a faculty member of the Karen Pryor Academy. She also completed her preliminary certification in TAGteach (teaching with acoustical guidance).
And finally, Nan is the proud pet parent to Goldie, Austin and Billy Jean, and Willow; all of whom came to her life with special needs and the opportunity to learn more about animals.
Sarah Mullen has lived and worked with a diverse variety of animal species, both domestic and wild. In 1989 she began to focus on rescue and rehabilitation of dogs and cats, though without diminishing her interest in other species in the least!
Sarah has a special interest in the remediation of fear and aggression, and recently spent a year developing training and behavioral modification programs for a number of the resident animals at Wildcare in San Rafael.
Sarah has completed the advanced level Bailey and Bailey Operant Conditioning Workshops, (otherwise known as Chicken Camp). She is certified by the Consultant and Instructor Training Academy of the Marin Humane Society, and has received her CAP1 and CAP2 certifications with distinction from British trainer Kay Laurence.
The many animals with whom Sarah has lived and worked have given her great regard for the potential resilience of the mind and spirit, and especially for the considerable patience and forbearance shown us by our canine companions.
This video qualifies for 4 trainer CEUs