Many trainers find anxiety, fears and phobias to be among the most challenging behaviors to treat. This information-packed workshop incorporates lecture, photographs and extensive video footage to explore the art of working with fearful dogs.
- causes and prevention
- how fear manifests
- recognized and lesser-known stress signals
- how to work with fearful dogs in clients' homes
- a Firm Foundation program on which to build confidence
- skills to teach owners
- skills to teach dogs
- a brief review of desensitization and counter-conditioning; and what training equipment is (and is not!) appropriate.
Video footage includes fearful dogs in group classes and in homes, and techniques that can be used to treat fears such as those of one specific family member, and of being handled
Interactive exercises include participation in solving a fear-related case history. You will also get an overview of how complementary therapies can make your treatment plans even more successful.
Presentation by: Nicole Wilde, CPDT-KA
Copyright © 2006, Tawzer Dog LLC
Nicole Wilde is an internationally recognized, award-winning author and lecturer, as well as a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA). Her nine books include So You Want to be a Dog Trainer, Help for Your Fearful Dog, and Don’t Leave Me! Step-by-Step Help for Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety. In addition to working with dogs, Nicole has worked with wolves and wolfdogs for over fifteen years and is considered an expert in the field. Nicole is the recipient of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers’ prestigious Ian Dunbar Member of the Year Award for 2006, and is a popular speaker at the organization’s conferences. Nicole writes an “Ask the Trainer” column for Modern Dog Magazine and blogs for Huffington Post, as well as her own Wilde About Dogs blog.
This video qualifies for 2.5 trainer CEUs