Dog-Dog Aggression: Tools & Resolution, Including Aggression & Reactivity Towards Household and Non-Household Dogs | Two Hours
$45 per household (limit two people per household may attend)

Who: You! Please note that this is a dog-free seminar

When: Click here to see the schedule and to register. These seminars will be held without dogs at the Olympia Center. You’ll receive additional details once you register.

Why: For many years our clients have been asking for us to teach more behavior seminars and classes. We’re finally doing it! This seminar will address common questions and problems that arise within multi-dog households, as well as behaviors we see on and off leash with unfamiliar dogs outside of the house. See details below.

What: Are your dogs fighting? Are you noticing signs of “sibling rivalry”, aggression or bullying and you’re not sure what to do? Do you want to prevent something before it becomes an issue (you’re so smart!)? Is your dog reactive or aggressive to unfamiliar dogs on or off leash? Bringing a new dog or puppy home and you’re not sure how to do it? Then this seminar is for you! We’ll provide written materials and we’ll see some video as well as have time for Q&A and some discussion. We’ll cover the following topics in this two-hour seminar:

  • Influential factors of dog-dog relationships within the household, including: brain development, breed, age, temperament, health and social behavior
  • Key behavior and learning theory concepts, including: how dogs learn, early signs and taking a history
  • Prevention and management, including body language and social behavior, calmnatives/medications, what to do when things go south
  • Working the dogs together: what works and what doesn’t, setting appropriate expectations; how to change behavior; introducing a new dog to your household including desensitizing, managing, acclimating and play styles.

Addressing Anxiety-Related Behaviors & Building Confidence | Three Hours
$60 per household (limit two people per household may attend)

Who: You! Please note that this is a dog-free seminar.

When: Click here to see the schedule and to register. These seminars will be held without dogs at the Olympia Center. You’ll receive additional details once you register.

Why: For many years our clients have been asking for us to teach more behavior seminars and classes. We’re finally doing it! This seminar will address preventing, addressing and working to resolve anxiety- and fear-based behaviors in our pups, including behavior modification and building confidence. See details below.

What: Is your dog anxious? Are they generally nervous, afraid of noises, new people, new dogs, the vacuum cleaner, insert-trigger-here? Do they resort to “fighting or fleeing” too often? Do you want to help them boost their confidence and be happier in general? Then this seminar is for you! We’ll provide written materials and coffee! We’ll see some video and have time for Q&A and some discussion. We’ll cover the following topics in this three-hour seminar:

  • Influential factors of anxiety and fear-based behaviors, 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: what works and what doesn’t, setting appropriate expectations, how to influence behavior, working to reverse “flight or fight” responses, reduce anxiety and build confidence