Dog-Dog Group Dynamics

Healthy Interaction vs. Aggression

• Assessing for Dog-Dog Aggression
• Dog Parks, Day Care, Shelter Groups, & Multi-Dog Homes
• Behavior Management for Dog-Dog Aggression

presented by...

Sue Sternberg


Richmond, Virginia

Saturday & Sunday
December 1 & 2, 2012


hosted by
All Dog Adventures

FEES & REGISTRATION

Seminar Outline

About Sue Sternberg

Dog Rules

More Rules & Comments

Location and Directions

Places to Stay

Contact



SEMINAR PROGRAM
6.5 CEU's per day, 13 total
DOG-DOG BEHAVIOR: Group Dynamics-Adults & Puppies
Saturday • December 1st • 9:00 am - 12:30 pm


A look at dog-dog introductions, appropriate and inappropriate greetings, frustration, aggression, match making and compatibility. An overview of differing play styles will be covered. Puppies- healthy play, risky play, proper socialization,etc.

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ASSESSING FOR DOG-DOG AGGRESSION: Arousal, Aggression, & Compatibility
Saturday • December 1st • 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Assessing for dog-dog aggression, looking at frustration: includes "Assess-a-Pet" for dog to dog aggression. Greetings and Introductions-- a look at on-lead greetings. Also the special issues in the agility and other settings, when "drive" and arousal may be heightened to where frustration and displays mimic aggression.

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DOG PARKS & DOGGIE DAY CARE : Shelter Groupings & Multi-Dog Households
Sunday • December 2nd • 9:00 am - 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Identifying the common cast of characters, compatible playmates, incompatible playmates, dangerous situations brewing. What makes a healthy dog park? Setting up / crafting healthy dog playgroups.

Creating healthy kennel partners for shelters, a guide for shelter workers. Multiple Dog Households -- owning more than one, potential problems and how to avoid them.

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BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT FOR DOG-DOG AGGRESSION
Sunday • December 2nd • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Sue will be using techniques to assess a dog's levels of problematic behaviors, and then outline management plans and demo techniques. The demos will be on 4 basic "reward-based tools" necessary for the problematic dog. There will likely NOT be any exciting aggression displays, but rather the introduction of the tedious steps required to successfully manage that dog.

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SEMINAR FEES
Sold out. Please call 917-699-6440 to be added to the wait list.
NOTE: For the discounted fee for these 2 days PLUS the Bite-O-Meter Behavior Workshop on Monday, please see the Registration Section of the Bite-O-Meter Workshop listing.
$ 179.00 (both days) $ 199.00 (with optional lunch)
$ 95.00 (Saturday only) $105.00 (with optional lunch)
$ 95.00 (Sunday Only) $ 105.00 (with optional lunch)
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER


photo of Sue Sternberg Sue Sternberg
is the head of Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption, a community not-for-profit animal shelter serving the local (upstate Virginia) community, which was featured in an HBO documentary called Shelter Dogs (www.shelterdogs.org). She has also developed national programs, such as Training Wheels®, dedicated to ensuring the quality of life of animals in their community, at animal shelters and in safe animal adoptions, around the world. She has over 23 years of canine behavior experience, including as an animal control officer, a behavior consultant at the ASPCA, a kennel and animal shelter owner, a successful competitor in a variety of dog sports, and a teacher of dog trainers. Her recent shelter guide book is Great Dog Adoptions: A Guide for Shelters (Latham Foundation Press, 2002, www.latham.org). Her first book written for the general public, Successful Dog Adoption was published in September '03, by Wiley Publishing.

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DOG RULES

DOG ETIQUETTE
Due to space limitations, we will not be permitterd to have dogs in the meeting room.

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MORE RULES & COMMENTS

PEOPLE ETIQUETTE
During the lectures, please turn off all cell phone and pager audio alerts. Please take all private conversations outside while the speakers are presenting.

BABIES
The presence of a baby is likely to be distracting to other participants, so we ask that you refrain from bringing any babies or very young children into the lecture hall.

VIDEOTAPING
No videotaping or audiotaping is permitted. A selection of videotapes and books will be available for sale.

BOOKS & TOYS, ETC. FOR SALE
A selection of books, videos and toys will be available for sale.

PARKING
There should be ample parking at the seminar location.

SEATS
The lecture hall provides metal folding chairs. If you prefer, you may bring another chair or cushion for your comfort.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Thursday, November 29, 2012

REFUND POLICY
A full refund will be issued if requested by Wednesday, November 28. No refunds or credits issued after 12:00 pm on Thursday, November 29. All refunds must be requested by email or phone. There are no exceptions.

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LOCATION & DIRECTIONS


All Dog Adventures

4111 West Clay Street
Richmond VA 23230
Tel: 804-355-7737

From Alexandria and points North:

Take I-95 S 72.8 mi
Take exit 79 to merge onto I-195 S toward Powhite Pkwy 1.3 mi
Exit onto N Hamilton St toward US-33/US-250/Broad St 0.3 mi
Turn right onto W Broad St 0.3 mi
Turn right onto VA-197 E/Westwood Ave 387 ft
Slight left onto Dabney Rd 0.1 mi
Turn left onto W Clay St. Destination will be on the left 479 ft

From Raleigh Durham and points South:

Take I-95 N Entering Virginia 117 mi
Take exit 74A toward I-195 N/US-195/Downtown/Expressway 0.4 mi
Merge onto VA-195 W Partial toll road 3.5 mi
Continue onto I-195 N 1.2 mi
Take the exit toward US-33/US-250/Broad St 0.1 mi
Merge onto W Clay S 0.1 mi
Turn right onto Roseneath Rd 0.1 mi
Turn right onto W Broad S .6 mi
Turn right onto VA-197 E/Westwood Ave 387 ft
Slight left onto Dabney Rd 0.1 mi
Take the 1st left onto W Clay St. Destination will be on the left 479 ft

From Williamsburg and points East

Take I-64 W 47.1 mi
Take exit 79 to merge onto I-195 S toward Powhite Pkwy 1.6 mi
Exit onto N Hamilton St toward US-33/US-250/Broad St 0.3 mi
Turn right onto W Broad St 0.3 mi
Turn right onto VA-197 E/Westwood Ave 387 ft
Slight left onto Dabney Rd 0.1 mi
Take the 1st left onto W Clay St Destination will be on the left 479 ft

From Charlottesville and points West:

Take I-64 E to Richmond 63.7 mi
Take exit 185B to merge onto US-33 E/Staples Mill Rd 0.5 mi
Turn left onto Bethlehem Rd 0.4 mi
Continue onto Dabney Rd 1.1 mi
Turn right onto W Clay St. Destination will be on the left 479 ft

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PLACES TO STAY
Holiday Inn Richmond-I-64 West End Hotel
2000 Staples Mill Road, Richmond, VA 0.7 mi NW
(877) 863-4780; (877)410-6681
www.holidayinn.com
rate $90. 3 star
Courtyard Richmond West
6400 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 2.1 mi NW
(804) 282-1881
www.marriott.com
rate $129. 4 star
Comfort Inn Conference Center Midtown
3200 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 0.8 mi SE
(804) 359-4061
www.confortinn.com
rate $75. 2 star
Crowne Plaza Hotel Richmond West
6531 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 2.3 mi NW
(804) 285-9951
www.ichotelsgroup.com
rate $81. 3.5 star
Clarion Hotel Richmond Central
3207 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 1.2 mi E
(804) 359-9441
www.clarionhotelrichmond.com
rate $90. 3 star
Days Inn Richmond West Broad
2100 Dickens Road, Richmond, VA 2.3 mi NW
(804) 282-3300
www.daysinnwb.com
rate $60. 3 star (accepts dogs).
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CONTACT

For registration inquiries, contact:
email: events@puppyworks.com

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