CEU Event: Conquering Noise Fears - How to help your fearful dog based on science

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 1.00
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.

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Noise fears are the most common “behavioural problem” in dogs, affecting up to half the pet dog population. For a long time, using noise recording for desensitisation/ counterconditioning has been the gold standard in the treatment of noise fears. Recent research by Dr. Stefanie Riemer has indicated that counterconditioning to real-life stimuli and relaxation training may even have higher success rates. In this webinar, Dr. Stefanie Riemer will give an overview over the best management and training approaches to conquering noise fears in dogs, including many video examples and training instructions. The focus will be on different approaches to counterconditioning. Dr. Riemer will also cover when and how to use noise recordings correctly, as well as give a brief overview over relaxation training methods, and training dogs to create noises by themselves. Finally, she will talk about what to do when time is too short for training or when training is not sufficient to relieve a dog’s anxiety. The talk focuses primarily on firework fears, but the advice applies similarly to fear of thunder or of other types of noises.

Sponsor:Pet Professional Guild
Speaker(s):Stefanie Riemer PdD

Contact: Rebekah King
 Email: events@professionalguild.com
 Web: https://petprofessionalguild.com/event-5428999