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Trainers and behavior consultants who work with family dogs, particularly in families with children, face some unique challenges in balancing the needs of their clients with the needs of their client’s dogs. We want our families’ dogs to be safe and well-mannered companions, but do the dogs have to sacrifice their own personal doggishness for them to realize this goal? How do we help our families get the dog they want while ensuring a good quality of life for the dog? This workshop will cover the essential elements to consider when opening your training or behavior practice up to families with children, such as: • Assessing the resident dog and the family to build an effective training plan • Which kids make great dog trainers, and which kids don’t. • When anthropomorphism works in your favor! • Even “nice” dogs bite; what to teach kids about dogs to keep everyone safe! We’ll also provide you with valuable resources that will offer you additional knowledge and ongoing support.
Sponsor:Raising Canine, LLC
Speaker(s):Barbara Davis, CPDT-KA, CDBC