Help for Your Fearful Dog
Presented by Nicole Wilde
Saturday, September 10, 2011
9 AM to 4:30 PM
Humane Society of Missouri, 1201 Macklind Ave, St Louis, MO
$90 per person - CEU's may be awarded or applied for
Anxiety, fearfulness and phobias are some of the most challenging behaviors dog owners, trainer, shelter/rescue workers and other canine professionals are confront with daily,. Based on her award winning book Help for Your Fearful Dog, this one day workshop uses lecture, photographs and videos to explore ways to effectively, humanely, and safely work with fearful dogs. Nicole will also overlap into the area of fearful aggression.
Topics will include:
- Causes and prevention
- How fear manifests
- The body language of fear (including common and lesser known stress signals)
- How to live, manage and work safely with fearful dogs in the home
- Information about group classes
- A "Firm Foundation" program on which dogs can build confidence
- Skills owners should know and utilize
- Skills dog should learn and practice
- What training equipment is (and is not) appropriate
This workshop features interactive exercises. Audience participation is highly encourage. Nicole will also discuss how complimentary therapies can make your behavior modification plan even more successful and the importance of making your veterinarian a part of the plan. No matter your experience level, this workshop will provide a better understanding of shy, anxious, and fearful dogs, and many new techniques and ideas you can apply immediately.
Nicole Wilde, CPDT-KA is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. She is on the Advisory Board for both the Companion Animal Sciences Institute and the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals. Read more about Nicole Wilde here, plus you can find Nicole's blog here.
For more information about this Fearful Dog Seminar or to make your reservation, you can call Linda Campbell at 314-951-1510 or visit the Humane Society of Missouri web site.