CEU Event: Walk This Way: Leash Reactivity and Loose Leash Walking

When: 05/01/2020 9:00am to 05/02/2020 5:00pm
Where: Utah County Dog Training Club


*CPDT-KA: 16 *CBCC-KA: 4
CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 4.00 CBCC-KSA Knowledge: 4.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 12.00 CBCC-KSA Skills: 0.00

* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.


This workshop will cover: - What is on-leash reactivity? - Why does leash reactivity occur? - Introduction to marker training and learning theory - The difference between reactive, aggressive, and frustration behaviour - Building engagement - Teaching dogs to respond to feather-light leash pressure cues - Leash handling techniques for loose leash walking and leash reactivity - The benefits of head collars for on-leash reactivity - Conditioning head collars effectively - Reading dog body language - Understanding and determining a dog's threshold - Why threshold is important and how to use it in behavior modification - Supporting your dog through 'over-threshold' encounters - Relaxation exercises for reactivity - Enrichment and appropriate physical and mental outlets - Changing a dog's emotional response to their triggers (and why this is important) - Applicable operant skills (and why they help) - Normal dog-dog social behavior and how it may change with age - Risk assessment for off-leash socialization

Sponsor:Barks and Recreation Pet Services
Speaker(s):Sarah Dixon

Contact: Sarah Dixon
 Email: dixonthedogtrainer@gmail.com


Utah County Dog Training Club
525 South State Street
Orem, Utah 84058
United States