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Learning Objectives: 1. To introduce physical handling to dogs in an effective and respectful manner. 2. To establish in dogs a strong positive conditioned emotional response to being touched and handled. 3. To help students understand the importance and value of cooperation and consent over coercion and force. Class Syllabus I. The power of classical conditioning Why does it matter how the dog feels? How can we encourage our dogs to cooperate with the process? Looking at ‘tells’ and reacting appropriately Touch predicts reinforcement/developing a strong positive conditioned emotional response II. Being still and waiting This is the hardest thing for many dogs! Foundation impulse control exercises: chin rest, slow treats, zen bowl III. Introducing touch and handling Starting with classical conditioning Baby steps in intensity and duration Staying below threshold Building up your bank account IV. Preparing for common procedures At home: Nails Brushing Pills - At the vet: - Restraint - Physical exam - Muzzle
Sponsor:Fenzi Dog Sports Academy Pet Professionals Program
Speaker(s):Deborah Jones, Ph.D.