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Title: Sophia Yin - Modifying Fear and Aggression

When: 09/14/2014 at 08:00 to 09/14/2014 at 17:45

Where: East Bay SPCA


CPDT-KSA Knowledge:3CBCC-KSA Knowledge:5
CPDT-KSA Skills:0CBCC-KSA Skills:0


Section 1 : A Two Step Process For Modifying Behavior in Dogs and Cats With up to 87% of owners complaining that their dogs exhibit at least one behavior problem and a majority of pet owners relinquishing their pets to animal shelters blaming behavioral issues, it is inevitable that veterinary staff members are asked to help with behavioral issues. Due to the seemingly infinite number of problems and even more training techniques, offering advice on even the simplest questions can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, the solution to most behavior problems in pets is so simple they can be solved in a two-step approach. Through use of video clips and case studies that span many species, attendees will learn the two-step approach and how to apply this information to many different types of species and situations. By the end of this session attendees should be comfortable answering many of simple behavioral questions that owners regularly ask. Section 2 : Recognizing Fear and Aggression in Dogs and Cats We see overtly unmanageable and aggressive dogs on a daily basis, but sometimes you might miss or ignore the cues when they are more subtle. Lack of appropriate action on your part early on can result in a pet that is sent home behaviorally worse than when it arrived. In this session, you’ll view video clips of seemingly innocuous behaviors and learn how they can quickly progress to aggression. You’ll learn the signs of fear and anxiety, the interactions humans have that inadvertently make the animal worse, and simple tips for approaching and interacting with these dogs that will allow you to handle them while helping them to feel calm and safe. Section 3 : Reversing Fear and Aggression in Dogs and Cats Do you know how to use these four behavior modification methods flooding, desensitization, classical counterconditioning, and operant counterconditioning? Many people are familiar with the terms but use both the terms and the techniques incorrectly. Dr. Yin will

Sponsor: East Bay SPCA

Speaker(s): Sophia Yin

Contact: James Dress
 Phone: 510.563.4628


East Bay SPCA
8323 Baldwin Street

Oakland, CA 94117
United States