CEU Event: Working with dogs who guard food and other resources

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 2.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00

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

PLEASE NOTE: CPDT-KA can earn a MAXIMUM of 12 CPDT-KSA Skills CEUS within their 3 year certification period.


Trish McMillan Loehr, MSc, CDBC, CPDT-KA will discuss techniques for managing and reducing aggression in dogs who growl, snarl, snap or bite when humans approach them while they're eating, chewing or playing with a toy. Course Information: This course will teach you how to work with this common behavior problem using positive reinforcement, management and desensitization/ counterconditioning techniques. Prerequisites: A basic knowledge of learning theory is helpful but not necessary. What you can expect to learn in this course: ?Management ?Desensitization and counterconditioning techniques ?Training techniques Summary: Guarding valued resources is a natural behavior for many animals in the wild. However, when dogs guard their food, toys and chews from the humans they share their lives with, it can be a very serious problem. Food guarding is a common reason for euthanasia of shelter dogs, although this behavior problem can often be improved in a shelter setting with some very simple protocols. This presentation will look at a variety of different, positive-reinforcement based methods to manage and work with dogs who have this problem. A question and answer session will follow moderated by Monique Udell, PhD.

Sponsor:E-training for Dogs
Speaker(s):Trish McMillan Loehr, MSc, CDBC, CPDT-KA and Monique Udell, PhD (Moderator)

Contact: Cheryl Asmus
 Email: cheryl@e-trainingfordogs.com
 Phone: 970-231-9965
 Web: http://www.e-trainingfordogs.com/2011/03/ethology-and-canine-behaviour-series/