PAT MILLER

BEWARE OF THE DOG: POSITIVE SOLUTIONS FOR 

DOG AGGRESSION 

August 8 & 9, 2020: 

Fairfax, VA (DC/Arlington Area)

THEME

Positive Solutions for

Dog Aggression

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WHEN & WHERE

August 8 & 9, 2020

Fairfax, VA

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PRESENTED BY

Pat Miller

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HOSTED BY

Animals for Adoption

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CEU'S

6.5/day

13/both days

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FEES

Early Bird by Jul 20:

$90/day

$175/both days

Group Rate for both Days:

3-4: $155/person

5 or more: $135/person

 SEMINAR PROGRAM (CEU'S 13) 

 

BASED ON PAT'S NEW BOOK "BEWARE OF THE DOG"

Finally, an aggression seminar that focuses on practical solutions to aggression problems, with specific positive steps for trainers & handlers  to take - -instead of merely describing symptoms and causation. Extensive video footage will be used to demonstrate all aspects, including the behavior modification techniques.

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

 

INTRO, RECOGNITION, MEDICATION & BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION

9:00 AM PM - 10:30 AM

Recognition, Causation

  • 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

10:50 AM - 12:30 PM

Medication & Planning: Working with Aggression - Part 1

    • Socialization

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

 

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Working with Aggression - Part 2

    • Building a Behavior Modification Plan

    • Working Below Threshold Behavior Modification Techniques-Overview

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 

 

Fairfax, VA (DC / Arlington Area) 

Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge

8421 Arlington Blvd

Fairfax, VA 22031

The Hall is located about 1/2 mile west of the Rte. 50 (Arlington Blvd.) exit from the I-495 Outer Beltway. It is about mid-way between Williams Drive & Prosperity Ave. (Rte. 699) on the south side of Arlington Blvd.

(click here for map) 

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 SEMINAR FEE 

 RATES 

 

Early Bird Rates by July 20, 2020: $90 per person per day and $175 per person for both days. 

Regular Rates: $99 per person per day and $195 per person for both days

 GROUP REGISTRATION & RATES 

Group of 3-4: $155 per person for both days. 

Group of 5+: $135 per person for both days. 

Click the below button for Group Reservations.

 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

 CLICK ON THE ICON BELOW TO RESERVE YOUR TICKETS 

 
 

 DOG & PEOPLE RULES 

 

 DOG ETIQUETTE 

 

Due to space limitations, we will not be permitterd to have dogs in the meeting room (other than service dogs, of course.)

 PEOPLE ETIQUETTE 


CONDUCT: 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.

 MISCELLAENOUS 

SHOPPING: A selection of books and videos will be available for sale.

PARKING: There should be ample parking at the seminar location.

 

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 PLACES TO STAY 

Hotel rates are seasonal and may increase the closer you get to the dates of your stay there. 

 Fairfax Area 

Best Western Fairfax 

3535 Chain Bridge Rd. 

Fairfax, Virginia 22030

(703) 573-5200

Rates start at $89

TownePlace Suites Fall Church

205 Hillwood Ave.

Falls Church VA 22042

(703) 237-6172

Rates start at $105

 

Holiday Inn Express / Fairfax-Arlington       

10327 Fairfax Blvd.    

Fairfax VA 22030 

703-359-2888

Rates start at $109

 

Hilton Garden Inn Tysons Corner      

8301 Boone Blvd.

Vienna, VA 22182 

(703) 760-9777 

Rates start at $89

 

Courtyard Dunn Loring Fairfax

2722 Gallows Rd.

Vienna, VA 22180 

(703) 573-9555

Rates start at $102

 

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