CEU Event: Bringing Home a Shelter Dog: Observing Behaviors to Make the Right Match and Make it Stick

When: 10/20/2019 9:00am to 10/20/2019 5:00pm
Where: Training Spot


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 1.00 CBCC-KSA Knowledge: 0.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00 CBCC-KSA Skills: 0.00


Shelters and rescues are full of great dogs in need of permanent homes. As animal lovers, this gives us the opportunity to provide safety and stability to dogs in need and in return gain years of companionship from dogs who might not otherwise have had a chance. But how do you know which dog is right for your family and lifestyle? How do you integrate that dog in to your home safely? You may get a dog with an unknown or incomplete history- how do you navigate these unknowns and set your new dog up for success? In this talk, Micaela Frank will answer these questions and more - everything from how to make the best match for your family to what to do those first few days you have your dog home. She will cover such important items as myths about shelter dogs, safety, and how to gain the trust of your new family member so you can live happily with them for years to come. You will learn the difference between observing and interpreting behavior, why it is so important to rely on observations, and how to use this to your advantage when piecing together who your new shelter dog is and what makes them tick. Come away less worried and more curious about the unknowns as you use what you don’t know about your dog to give them a fresh start in their new life with you.

Sponsor:Willamette Valley Canine Convention
Speaker(s):Debbie Schafer Jen Biglan Carmaleta Aufderheide

Contact: Willamette Valley Canine Conve
 Web: http://www.willamettevalleycanineconvention.com/


Training Spot
90 Lawrence Street
Eugene, Oregon 97401
United States