Dallas - Aggression in Dogs: Safety,Defensive Handling and Training
Aggression in Dogs – Defensive Handling and Training With Michael Shikashio and Trish McMillan Are you currently working with aggressive dogs or have an interest in learning more about how to safely work with aggressive dogs? Would you like to learn hands-on defensive handling skills? Do you want to add more to your toolbox for modifying aggressive behavior in dogs? Michael Shikashio, CDBC and Trish McMillan MSc, CPDT-KA, ACCBC, CDBC will be presenting a two day workshop on safety, defensive handling, and the behavior modification techniques used with aggressive dogs. Attendees will learn what is needed before working with aggressive dogs, gain hands-on experience in defensive handling and leash skills, and see videos of behavior modification in aggression cases. This workshop is open to all trainers, behavior consultants, veterinarians, shelter staff, animal control officers, or anyone interested in learning more about dog aggression and how to stay safe. Day One - Dog to Human Aggression * Presentation includes hands-on practice of defensive handling and leash skills Understand the ramifications for dog bites What to know before taking aggression cases Canine body language including precursors to aggression What to do BEFORE meeting with clients Additional safety measures to have in place Safety and management equipment How to take dogs in and out of kennels safely Initial greetings in aggression cases with video examples Defensive handling and leash skills including leash locks, muzzle wraps, back ties, accordion leash holds, and more What to do if attacked by a dog Presentation of case studies with video of dog to human aggression and how to choose appropriate tools and techniques Day Two - Dog to Dog Aggression * Presentation includes hands-on practice of defensive handling and leash skills Dog-dog interactions with video examples Canine body language in dog-dog interactions including precursors to aggression How to introduce dogs to each other in shelter and home environments How to safely break up a dog fight Leash handling skills when working dog-dog cases Shelter dog playgroups Shelter dog assessments What to do with off leash dogs that approach the dog you’re handling Presentation of case studies with video of dog to dog aggression and how to choose appropriate tools and techniques Speaker Bios Trish McMillan is a certified professional dog trainer (through CCPDT), certified dog behavior consultant and associate certified cat behavior consultant (through IAABC) who holds a Master’s degree in Animal Behavior from the University of Exeter in England. She specializes in training and behavior modification work with dogs, cats, and horses. During her seven years with the ASPCA, Trish gained a wide variety of experience in the field of animal behavior. For three years she was the director of the animal behavior department at the ASPCA’s New York City shelter, helping staff, volunteers, and adopters work with animals and make great matches. Trish has also helped assess and rehabilitate animals from cruelty, hoarding, and dogfighting cases, as well as pets rescued from natural disasters. In addition to writing for the ASPCA’s Virtual Pet Behaviorist and other publications, she helped create and present several very popular webinars on dog and cat behavior and handling for the ASPCA Pro website. Trish also co-chairs the Shelter Behavior division of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and runs an online shelter behavior mentorship through IAABC twice a year. Prior to her work with the ASPCA, Trish managed dog daycares, volunteered in animal shelters, taught obedience classes, and worked with board-and-train dogs in her home. Trish has also spoken and consulted nationally and internationally on canine, feline and equine behavior as well as sheltering topics. Michael Shikashio, CDBC, is the president of the International Association of Animal
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