Aggression, Fear + Calm Dog Workshop
$80 for an audit (observer) slot. Maximum two adults per household. Friends attending from different households will need individual registrations.
$100 for a 30 minute working dog slot* (limited working dog slots available)

Who: You!

When: Saturday, May 9th from 9am-1:30pm. Click here to register, deadline to register is March 31st.

Where: Da Paws Place in Rochester, Wa

What: Heather & Emma are co-teaching this one with live demos/working dog slots!

Is your dog anxious? Are they generally nervous, fearful or aggressive? Afraid of noises, new people, new dogs, the vacuum cleaner, insert-trigger-here? Do they resort to “fighting or fleeing” too often? Or, are they so happy about life that they become completely stimulated in many situations and have a hard time settling down and self-regulating? Do you want to help them relax, boost their confidence and be happier in general? Then this seminar is for you! Choose between a 30 minute working dog slot or an audit/observer slot. Observers will be able to watch any of the working dog sessions and a LOT can be learned from these!

Expect to learn:

  • Influential factors of behavior, including: brain development, breed, age, temperament, health and socialization
  • Key behavior and learning theory concepts, including: how dogs learn, early signs and taking a history
  • Prevention and management, including body language, de-stressing, calmnatives/medications, exercise and what to do when things go south
  • Working your dog, a general overview*: counter-conditioning, how to influence behavior, working to reverse “flight or fight” responses, reduce anxiety and build confidence, help them decompress and calm and redirect in the face of over-stimulation. You will have the opportunity to choose which dogs to observe during our working sessions: the Calm, Controlled Dog working session or the Fear, Anxiety & Aggression working session. These will be held simultaneously.
  • If you have already attended our Fear, Anxiety & Aggression seminars in the past at the Olympia Center, contact us if you would like to attend just the working session. Otherwise, attending the morning session is required.

Notes on working dog sessions:

  • If you choose a 15 minute working dog slot, you’ll bring your dog in the morning and they will stay in the car until it’s their turn to work. Therefore, they need to be comfortable in the car for hours at a time. We will have a half hour break to let the dogs out and they will take turns doing their 15 minute working session. We will employ a lot of management during these sessions.
  • Dogs who join working sessions must not have a bite history to attend these sessions – contact us if you have questions before registering your dog.

Workshop outline (loosely):

9am-11am: Lecture + Q&A
11-11:30am: Break
11:30am-1:30pm: Working session/demonstrations

You’ll also get access to PDF materials as they pertain to the seminar.

Webinar: An Ounce of Prevention COMING SOON!

Who: You!

When: Coming soon

Where: Online. Link will be provided after registration.

What: “Fido, come! Sit! Stay! Leave it! No bark!” Does that sound familiar? Do you see some unwanted behaviors cropping up and you’re not sure what to do about them? Or perhaps you’d like to prevent your dog from developing some annoying habits? You’re in luck!

Attend this webinar and find out how your dog learns, what influences their behaviors, and how to communicate with them positively – and with results! We’ll cover the following:

  • Key behavior concepts and influential factors for behavior
  • Learning theory
  • How to change or influence behaviors including prevention, problem solving and behavior modification techniques

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