CEU Event: Learn How to Work with the Fearful Dog

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


*CPDT-KA: 1.5 *CBCC-KA: 0
CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 1.50
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.


This presentation is designed to help trainers work with clients, fosters, rescues, and shelters who find themselves with dogs that are extremely fearful. Fearful dogs are often difficult to handle as well as difficult to find a forever home for. These caretakers often do not have access to or a budget for a Veterinary Behaviorist, and need some immediate hands-on help. This presentation will aid in learning how to make enough progress with these dogs to prepare them for adoption (if in foster care). Susan will discuss how to prepare the clients, fosters, rescues and shelters for realistic expectations for these dogs and how to make a possible difficult situation better for all parties. She will cover what tools to use, management and behavior modification techniques for making progress with extremely fearful dogs. Webinar Objectives Identifying fearful body language Keeping these dogs under threshold Tools, equipment, for management and enrichment Counter conditioning techniques for presence of humans, being touched, walking on a leash and hand targeting How to identify progress, move to next level How to identify appropriate homes Includes a case study of my own foster flunky dog

Sponsor:Pet Professional Guild
Speaker(s):Susan Claire

Contact: Sharon Nettles
 Email: membershipcoordinator@petprofessionalguild.com
 Phone: 413-648-7246
 Web: https://tppg.wildapricot.org/event-2186330