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Title: Cujo Meets Pavlov: Using Classical Conditioning as a Foundation for Resolving Leash-Aggres

When: Ongoing

Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge:1.5CBCC-KSA Knowledge:1.5
CPDT-KSA Skills:0CBCC-KSA Skills:0


Most neighborhoods have at least one dog that turns into a snarling beast when he sees another dog while on a walk. This dramatic over-reaction of barking and lunging could escalate to actual aggression, creating dangerous situations for dogs and people. Many owners greatly restrict their dogs’ activities or even stop taking their “Cujo-dog” out in public because they not only are they embarrassed but also don’t know how to manage their dogs. This can have a crippling effect on the dog’s overall behavioral health. Dog-dog aggression that is manifest on leash is one of the most common problems trainers frustrated and scared dog owners bring to trainers and behavior consultants. Learn how the application of classical conditioning can both prevent the development of leash aggression and resolve these problems, turning stressful walks into more peaceful strolls. In this webinar we will: * Review classical conditioning and conditioned emotional responses * Review the types of aggression and how leash aggression is categorized * Discuss potential causes for leash aggression * Explain how classical conditioning can be used to prevent leash aggression problems * Show you how classical conditioning can be used to resolve leash aggression problems

Sponsor: Behavior Education Network

Speaker(s): **Kathy Sdao, M.A. ACAAB, facilitated by Suzanne Hetts and Daniel Q. Estep