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So you have a shy dog - one who's easily frightened of strange people or places, or maybe even one who sits at home IMAGINING what horrible thing might happen next. Is this because of genetics? Or did you mess up somehow? In this webinar, Jessica will talk about the biology behind anxiety: the roles of genetics, early environment (as early as in mom's uterus!), and socialization. Spoiler alert: you didn't mess up. But this webinar will help you understand better where your dog is coming from and help you think through the many different puzzle pieces that made her who she is. Jessica will also provide concrete suggestions for breeders, puppy buyers, and working dog trainers to help minimize the chances of producing or buying anxious dogs. Learning Objectives: List the different methods by which parents pass information on to their offspring, which might make offspring more or less anxious Discuss the importance of mild stress, but not trauma, in early life Explain how genetics and early life experiences can interact to result in adult anxiety Describe the pre-fear period in puppies and explain its relevance to adult anxiety List some negative effects of stress in terms of health and well-being
Sponsor:Pet Professional Guild
Speaker(s):Dr. Jessica Hekman, DVM, PhD