LEARNING ALL ABOUT DOG-TO-DOG INTERACTIONS
WHERE: My Dogs Gym, 1337 Madison St NE, Salem OR - Suite #165
WHEN:Nov 9 and 10, 2012 (FRIDAY and SATURDAY)
HOST:Your Dog's Personal Trainer - Helix Fairweather KPA CTP
HOST: My Dogs Gym - Judi James KPA CTP
Sue's topics will be drawn from these subjects. There are no working dogs in this seminar. There will be a few local dogs brought in for evaluation purposes.
Assessing Dog-to-Dog Aggression
A four-step procedure for evaluating dogs on leash as a way to determine whether or not they are suitable for interactions off-leash. We will look at dog-dog introductions, appropriate and inappropriate greetings, frustration, aggression, on-leash displays, matchmaking and compatibility.
A Peek at Public Dog Parks Around the Country
This workshop takes the participants on a tour of dog parks around the United States. A look at the benefits and drawbacks of public Dog Parks will be covered. What makes a good Dog Park? What makes a Dog Park particularly risky? Through extensive video footage of interactions, fights, and owner behavior, this workshop will define whether or not your dog would be appropriate for the Dog Park.
Dog-Dog Engagements Between Unfamiliar Dogs—Why it’s So Risky
In this workshop, we will look at the most common behavior patterns displayed by groups of unfamiliar dogs. These include Mobbing, Bullying, Targeting, Hunting, and Group Chase. Not unlike unsupervised schoolyard kids, dogs can engage in mentally, emotionally and sometimes physically abusive behaviors. Viewing extensive video footage from hours and hours of dog park observations, we will examine why the healthiest play seems to occur between only two dogs, and familiar dogs.
Off-Leash Dog Assessments and Interactions
This workshop will detail all the behaviors (from healthy to slightly risky to downright dangerous) a dog engages in when interacting off-leash with other dogs. We will also cover how to set up a play-group to maximize benefits and lower risks.
Multiple Dog Households
This workshop concentrates on dog-dog interactions and behaviors as it pertains to owners with more than one dog. Special considerations need to be taken for owners with more than one dog, or owners considering adding another dog to their household. Very often, dogs with difficulties interacting appropriately with other strange dogs are the youngest or newest members of multi-dog households. What might the reason for this be? In this workshop we will be detailing the most common problems associated with having more than one dog, as well as solutions for treating these problems.
PUPPIES! Are They Really ‘Clean Slates’?
A look at puppy behavior and temperament. Are puppies born clean slates? Are aggressive dogs born, made or both? How can you tell the difference between what is normal puppy mouthing, and what is aggressive mouthing? Extensive video footage will be used to demonstrate normal vs problematic puppies.
Sue's seminar has been approved for CEUs many times in the past. We will provide you with a Certificate of Attendance so that you may then apply for CEUs from the organizations of your choice.