CEU Event: LIVE Amy Cook - Training & Emotions: Using Play to Help Fearful or Stressed Dogs

When: 06/15/2018 9:00am to 06/16/2018 5:00am
Where: Keller’s Canine Academy

CEUs

CPDT-KA: 7 CBCC-KA: 7
CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 7.00 CBCC-KSA Knowledge: 7.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00 CBCC-KSA Skills: 0.00

Description

This seminar is designed for dog trainers, dog behaviorists, shelter/rescue trainers, shelter/rescue staff and volunteers, dog performance sport participants, and dog enthusiasts. Is your dog brilliant at home but shuts down at the show? Does he bark at people or dogs? Does he seem generally stressed out? For a pet dog, dealing with behavior challenges is a good idea. For a competition dog, it is non-negotiable. Our goal is to make your dog enthusiastic about performance (and life!) so he can enjoy himself! Rather than teaching you the behaviors that are required for success in the ring of any specific sport, this seminar will address how to assess and increase your dog's comfort level, confidence, and connection to you in novel and challenging environments, which then can support your in-ring performances or your general life with your pet! In this seminar, we will emphasize the importance of emotions in training, and how to make sure your dog feels as great as you want him to. Dr. Cook will explain the hidden signs of stress and how to use therapeutic, "social play" to both gauge your dog's emotional state and help them relax and have new responses to what stress them. Come learn about The Play Way! In this seminar you will learn: How to identify stress in dogs About threshold management How to read your dog so you know what to do when About relaxed play, and its important role in the rehabilitation of stress & anxiety Personal play, food or toys: which one should you use and when? How to help your dog "Look and Dismiss" and take challenges in stride. This seminar is appropriate for owners of dogs with general anxiety, performance or ring stress or over-arousal, general social or environmental reactivity or anxiety, who can be easily shut down or over aroused as well as insecurity in new environments or anyone interested in how emotions effect learning and performance. Using a combination of PowerPoint and hands-on demonstrations, you'll learn how to play therapeutically with your dog.

Sponsor:DogCentric Training
Speaker(s):Dr. Amy Cook PhD

Contact: Bobbie Bhambree
 Email: Bobbie@DogCentricTraining.com
 Phone: 646-245-0336
 Web: http://www.DogCentricTraining.com/

Venue

Keller’s Canine Academy
128 Market Street
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
United States