PAT MILLER

BEWARE OF THE DOG: POSITIVE SOLUTIONS FOR 

DOG AGGRESSION 

March 30 & 31, 2019: 

River Grove (Chicago), IL

April 6 & 7, 2019

Johnson Creek (Madison/Milwaukee), WI

THEME

Positive Solutions for

Dog Aggression

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WHEN & WHERE

March 30 & 31, 2019

River Grove, IL

April 6 & 7, 2019

Johnson Creek, WI

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PRESENTED BY

Pat Miller

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HOSTED BY

Wetnose Training,

Elmwood Park &

Animals for Adoption

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CEU'S

6.5/day

13/both days

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FEES

Early Bird  Rates:

$85/day

$165/both days

Group Rate for both Days:

3-4: $145/person

5 or more: $125/person

 SEMINAR PROGRAM (CEU'S 13) 

 

PRACTICAL TOOLS FOR TRAINERS & HANDLERS

Symptoms, Causes & Cures: Clear explanation of all behavior modification programs, and how to apply them to every form of aggression!

Bonus: Pat's Business Forms & Reviews: Behavior, history, consultation report & case questionnaire; thresholds review; bucket training game; counter conditioning fine points; liability release & aggression disclaimer; L-Theanine/Sileo & Nutriscan Reviews & resource guarding protocols.

 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (1 hour lunch break) 

 

INTRO, RECOGNITION, MEDICATION & BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Intro & Background

  • Introduction

  • How Dogs Think & Learn

10:50 AM - 12:30 PM

Definitions, Aggression Culture, Specialties

  • Aggression: What it is and isn't

  • Alpha-Schmalpha​! Our Aggression-Sensitized Culture; Aggression-Specialty Behavior Consultants

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Recognition, Causation, Medication & Planning

  • The Gift of Growl; Translating Body Parts Language; Tail Carriage & Motion; Ears, Eyes, Mouth, Hair & Posture

  • Stress Dictionary: Two Dozens Behavioral & Bodily Stress Signs

  • Stressors: The Root Cause of Aggression

  • Working with Aggression:

    • Socialization

    • Upper-Level Management: Handy Management Tools, Medication, Pharmaceutical Intervention-Veterinary, Consults-Psythcotropic Drugs.

    • Building a Behavior Modification Plan

    • Working Below Threshold

3:20 PM - 5:00 PM

Behavior Modification Overview

  • Behavior Modification Techniques-Overview; Pat's Preferences:

    • ​Counter Conditioning and Desensitization

    • Constructional Aggression Treatment (CAT)

    • Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT) - Simplified Version.

    • BAT 2.0 & Pat's Variation of it 

  • Open Discussion

 

 Sunday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (1 hour lunch break) 

 

APPLYING BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Classifications of Aggression

  • Fear Related Aggression:

    • ​Fears, Anxieties & Phobias

    • Case Histories: Counter Conditioning & Desensitization

    • Helpful Operant Behaviors: Good Behavior, Targeting, Find It, Emergency Escape, Get Behind, Treat & Retreat

  • Possession Aggression (Resource Guarding):

    • Discussion & Management

    • Case Histories: Behavior Modification; Teaching "Trade"; Counter Conditioning; Walk Away Protocol

 

10:50 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Touch/Handling Sensitivity:

    • Discussion

    • Case Histories: Classical Conditioning; Counter Conditioning.

  • Reactivity:

    • Dog-Dog Aggression

    • Case Histories: Counter Conditioning; Staying Sub-Threshold while Varying Distance, Motion, Sizes & Numbers of Triggers

    • Evasive Action Techniques: Emergency Exit; Targeting, Watch Me, Tug of War

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Predatory Aggression (Primarily Dogs vs. Cats):

    • Case Histories: Classical Conditioning; Positive Association with New Species Plus Careful Management; Counter Conditioning

  • Aggression in Multi-Dog Households:

    • Stressors, Management, Identifying Triggers

    • Case Histories: Counter Conditioning & Desensitization to Change Dog's View of Stressors; Operant Conditioning for New Behavior Response; Minimize Exposure or Eliminate Stressor.

3:20 PM - 5:00 PM

Alternatives

  • Rehoming

  • Euthanasia

  • Advocacy

  • Open Q&A Discussion

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 SPEAKER PROFILE 

 

 Pat Miller 

 

Pat Miller, a past President of APDT, has been training dogs for more than 35 years. She was a humane officer at the Marin Humane Society in California for 20 years and most recently trains as a CPDT and behavior consultant at her Peaceable Paws Dog and Puppy Training Center in Maryland, home to her acclaimed Intern Academies. Pat is also APDT's 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

 

Pat writes for, and is Training Editor, of The Whole Dog Journal and contributes to Your Dog (published by Tufts University Veterinary School). Her first dog training book, The Power of Positive Dog Training (Howell Book House, 2001) has been on Amazon.com’s "Top 10 Dog Training Books" list since January of 2002. Her other books are: Positive Perspectives, Positive Perspectives 2,  Play With Your Dog, and “Do Over Dogs-Give Your Dog a Second Chance for a First Class Life”.

 

Her most recent book: “Beware of the Dog: Positive Solutions for Aggressive Behavior in Dogs” (Dogwise Publishing, 2017) is a practical road map to evaluating, managing and modifying aggression in pet dogs. 

In addition to this seminar, you can find her books for sale at dogwise.com.

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 LOCATION & DIRECTIONS 

 

 Johnson Creek, WI (Madison/Milwaukee Area 

Comfort Suites Conference Room

725 Paradise Lane

Johnson Creek, WI 53038
(click here for map)

Johnson Creek is exactly midway between Madison & Milwaukee

Local drive times: 45 minutes from both Madison & Milwaukee, directly on I-94, 2  miles from Exit 267 and the Johnson Creek Premium Outlet Mall;  also 45 minutes from Janesville & 1 hr. 20 min. from Oshkosh.

 River Grove, IL (Chicago Area) 

Guerin Prep

8001 W. Belmont Ave

River Grove, IL 60171
(click here for map)

West Belmont is right in between the Kennedy Expy. (I .90; Exit 79)

to the North, and the Eisenhower Expy. (I 290; Exit  20) to the South.

 

From Kennedy Expy., go south on N. Cumberland  (Rt. 171)

about 4 miles to a left on W. Belmont. for about 1/2 mile to Guerin.

 

From Eisenhower Expy. go north on 1st Ave. (Rt. 171)--becomes 

N. Thatcher, for about 5 miles to a right on W. Belmont for about 

1/2 mile to Guerin Prep.

 

Local drive times: Chicago & Lombard: 35 - 40 minutes; Elgin, Evanston, Naperville & Oswego: 1 hr.; Champaign IL & Davenport IA: 2 1/2 hrs.

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 SEMINAR FEE 

 RATES 

 

Early Bird Rates: $85 per person per day and $165 per person for both days. 

Regular Rates: $95 per person per day and $185 per person for both days

Early Bird Deadlines: Friday March 8, 2019

 GROUP REGISTRATION & RATES 

Group of 3-4: $145 per person for both days. 

Group of 5+: $125 per person for both days. 

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 TERMS 

All deposits fully refunded, at any time, in case a person needs to cancel a reservation for any reason. There is never a cancellation fee. 

 PAYING BY CHECK 

Please make checks payable to:

Petworkshops, LLC / Puppyworks

P.O. Box 938

New Paltz, NY 12561

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