Title: Behavior Modification from the experts' point of view.
When: 05/16/2013 at 09:30 to 05/16/2013 at 04:30
Where: Kelly Inn
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9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Trish McMillan Loehr, MSc, CPDT-KA with the ASPCA (Food Guarding Behavior Modification); : Let ‘em Eat Research from the ASPCA’s Shelter Research and Development department has led to a significant increase in the number of dogs leaving shelters alive. Attendees will explore the differences between food guarding and possession aggression and learn about a simple protocol that can quickly eliminate this behavior. · 10:45 – 12:15 Suzanne Hetts, PhD., CAAB, CVJ from Animal Behavior Associates Inc. in Colorado (Use and Mis-Use of Punishment) – In some dog training circles, “punishment” - meaning positive punishment - has become a dirty word. Dog owners rarely use the term, preferring instead to ask how they can correct, discipline, or get their dogs to stop engaging in unwanted behaviors. Is it realistic to believe that all behavior problems can be solved without ever employing an unpleasant consequence for an unwanted behavior? And why has this debate become so polarizing in the dog training community? Leave your emotions at the door, and let’s have an objective session about how science, practical experience, and guidelines for humane training can shed light on the use and misuse of this behavioral consequence. · 1:15 – 2:45 Aditi Terpstra, CPDT-KA, consultant from Urbane Animal in Minnesota (The Effect of Body Language on Human and Dog Relationships). The Effect of Body Language on Human and Dog Relationships by Aditi Terpstra, CPDT-KA Learn how to better communicate with dogs by changing your body language. By understanding how we effect dogs by giving them choices, and reading their body language, we can greatly improve their quality of life in shelter nvironments, vet clinic settings and our own homes. Learn how to understand and ommunicate more effectively with shy and fearf
Sponsor: Tri-County Humane Society
Speaker(s): Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D. , Trish McMillan Loehr, MSc, CPDT-KA, Aditi Terpstra, CPDT-KA