Title: Reactivity, Impulsivity and PTSD: Fiction, Fad or Fact?
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We hear these terms used in the dog training world more and more frequently. It seems â€œreactivityâ€ has become a euphemism for aggression, any dog that is easily excited suffers from â€œimpulse controlâ€ problems, and fearful dogs that have experienced unpleasant events suffer from PTSD. Are these actually newly identified conditions that dogs didnâ€™t suffer from 10 years ago or just new words applied to old problems? What do these labels really mean? Are there unwanted and undesired consequences of using these terms in a cavalier way, and if so, who is harmed and why? Weâ€™ll be discussing these issues in our May BEN Pro member only session on Thursday, May 19th at 6pm Mountain Daylight time, with a Q&A follow-up the next week on May 26th.
Sponsor: Animal Behavior Associates, Inc.
Speaker(s): Daniel Estep, Ph.D., CAAB, Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., CAAB