Tawzer Dog | Understanding Fear and Aggression

Understanding Fear and Aggression

Video Description:

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.

In this 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. 

Presentation by: Nan Arthur CDBC, CPDT, KPACTP & Sarah Mullen, CAP1, CAP2

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Presenter Bio:

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 2 trainer CEUs and 4 behavior consultant CEUs