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Title: Beyond Dog Behavior-Understanding Canine Motivation, a seminar with Sarah Kalnajs

When: 09/28/2013 at 09:00 to 09/29/2013 at 04:30

Where: Santa Fe Country Club


CPDT-KSA Knowledge:13CBCC-KSA Knowledge:0
CPDT-KSA Skills:4.5CBCC-KSA Skills:0


Saturday's seminar topics include: Clever, Dogs, Clueless People: Dog reactivity is often made worse using popular techniques that have been scientifically proven to do more harm than good. This presentation takes a close look at these misguided techniques, explains how they became popular and what their real effect is on dogs. Sarah will then take an in-depth look at how dogs actually think, learn and perceive the world around them, and use this as the foundation for understanding behavior modification techniques that we should be using to create happier and behaviorally healthier pets. Guarding: Food, Bones, Toys and Beyond: A comprehensive look at one of the most common behavior problems seen by trainers and behavior consultants today, this seminar covers a variety of guarding-based behaviors and helps participants recognize the subtle commonalities that underlie all of them. Sunday's seminar topics include: The Five Faux Paws: This seminar covers five areas of canine misunderstanding: Body language and sensory systems, terminology troubles and label dilemmas, freedom vs. control, how dogs think and learn, and punishment. The Interrelation of Chronic Stress, Arousal and Aggression in Dogs: This presentation examines the relationship between chronic stress, arousal and aggressive behavior problems in all dogs. Arousal and aggression are closely tied behavioral states, so it is essential that the dog professional learn to recognize the signs of increasing arousal and then implement techniques to manage, interrupt, or remove its triggers before it escalates into aggression.

Sponsor: Santa Fe Tails and The Santa Fe Animal Shelter

Speaker(s): Sarah Kalnajs

Contact: Ben Swan
 Phone: 505-983-4309 ext 139


Santa Fe Country Club
4360 Country Club Road

Santa Fe, NM 87507
United States