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Title: Reactivity, Impulsivity and PTSD: Fiction, Fad or Fact?

When: Ongoing

Where: Online


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We hear these terms used in the dog training world more and more frequently. It seems “reactivity” has become a euphemism for aggression, any dog that is easily excited suffers from “impulse control” problems, and fearful dogs that have experienced unpleasant events suffer from PTSD. Are these actually newly identified conditions that dogs didn’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? We’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

Contact: Tracey Metzler
 Phone: 303-932-9095