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Title: Canine Agression

When: 09/21/2013 at 09:00 to 09/22/2013 at 16:30

Where: Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel


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Day One: The Five “Faux Paws” Client after client, year after year, I have observed five consistent areas in which we misunderstand our canine companions. At best these misunderstandings create frustrated Fidos, but at worst they lead to serious aggression issues. This morning we will discuss each area of misunderstanding (the five “faux paws”), observe video examples, and provide an alternate perspective based on the most current science that challenges these flawed dog training myths, folklore, and traditions. By challenging some of the current wisdom related to dog training and dog behavior we can prevent canine aggression issues from developing and do a better job of treating already existing aggression issues of all types and levels of severity. The five areas of misunderstanding are: 1) Body Language and Sensory Systems Lack of understanding of canine body language Lack of understanding of canine sensory systems Inappropriate human body language in the presence of canines Inappropriate human reaction to canine communication 2) Terminology Troubles & Label Dilemmas Dominance? Alpha? Aggressive? Submissive? Bully? Red Zone? 3) Freedom vs. Control Should nothing in life be free? The importance of predictability, choice, and control 4) How Dogs Think and Learn (Umwelt) The Safety Zone Free-shaping Feeding Visual barriers and control of space Physical and mental stimulation 5) Punishment What the dog understands Positive vs. negative punishment The dog / owner bond Tools of positive punishment What is a “Positive” dog trainer?

Sponsor: Golden Retriever Rescue of Wisconsin (GRRoW)

Speaker(s): Sarah Kalnajs

Contact: Jan M Sabella
 Phone: 262-510-5225


Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel
3841 E. Washington Ave.

Madison, WI 53704
United States