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Class Description: Housetraining can be hard! We all want our dogs to learn, as quickly as possible, where they should go when nature calls. Sometimes this process goes fairly smoothly, and in other cases it can seem like an impossible task. Owners often underestimate the time and dedication it can take to sufficiently housetrain a puppy. And when problems persist or develop in adulthood they may be at a loss as to how to proceed. In this workshop we will consider why housetraining can be so difficult and what we can do to help owners get a handle on this issue. Learning objectives: To understand the variety of reasons why housetraining issues develop and persist. To consider a wide variety of management options. To highlight possible training solutions for this issue. Class syllabus An overview of the problem Puppy problems Expectations vs. reality Substrate preference development Location, location, location Adult issues A note on separation anxiety Marking vs. accidents Health issues Urinary tract infections Aging animals Medications & supplements Water intake Management Environmental control Crates & gates Schedules Cleaning Belly bands & diapers Training Developing good habits through consistency and reinforcement The problem with punishment Reading your dog’s signals Adding cues
Sponsor:Fenzi Dog Sports Academy Pet Professionals Program
Speaker(s):Deborah Jones, Ph.D.