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Title: Managing and Resolving Conflicts Among Family Dogs (Session 1 and 2)

When: Ongoing

Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge:1CBCC-KSA Knowledge:2
CPDT-KSA Skills:0CBCC-KSA Skills:0


Conflicts among dogs living together are some of the most common problems facing dog owners. Unfortunately, dog owners frequently get conflicting and incorrect information about the causes of these problems and how to address them. The default response for most people is to try to “discipline” the aggressor and teach the dog such behavior isn’t acceptable. But unless the underlying motivation for the fights is uncovered, chances are they will continue to happen. Unfortunately, too many times the first, second or even third conflict is rationalized away with the hope that it is the last one. Rarely is that the case. It’s not surprising people are confused, as readily available advice ranges from “let the dogs fight it out and settle their differences” to “you must support the alpha dog.” Much of this advice has been based on the now discredited “pack theory” of dog social behavior. In this two session webinar, we’ll discuss the variety of causes for conflicts among dogs and the best ways to manage and resolve those conflicts. In this webinar you’ll learn: • Common reasons for sources of conflicts and problems among dogs • Why “dominance and “pack theory” do a poor job of explaining dog-dog conflicts • Risk assessment, worst case scenarios, and liability concerns • A discussion of behavior modification techniques – is there anything new under the sun? • … and much more! This course has been approved for the following CEU credits; CPDT-KA:1 CPDT-KSA Knowledge:1 CBCC-KA:2 CBCC-KSA Knowldege:2

Sponsor: Behavior Education Network

Speaker(s): Dan Estep; Suzanne Hetts