Sue Sternberg

Managing Dog-Dog Interactions

& Avoiding Dog-Play Dangers

An onDemand online lecture in 4 two-hour sessions.

Watch anytime, anywhere on any device. 

8 CEU's Total

Program   |   The Speaker   |   Tickets   |   Requirements


  • Each segment starts with Sue’s presentation of about 1 1/4 hrs. (75 min.), followed by a 15 minute “coffee break” and ends with 45 minute Q/A session during which Sue responded to questions posed by attendees of the live sessions.

  • You will be able to access a complete recording of each session they attend, for 1 year.

 Session 1: Assessing Dog-Dog Reactivity & Interactions  


  • How to use the Assess-A- Pet four-step, on-leash procedures to look for low risk, moderate risk, and high risk responses in dogs

 Session 2: Avoiding Dog-Play Dangers  

  1. How to assess dog-dog engagements to look for compatible playmates

  2. Observing low risk behaviors, moderate risk, and high risk behaviors

  3. When to interrupt

  4. How to interrupt

  5. How much play is healthy or necessary?

  Session 3: Managing in the Real World with a Reactive or Non-Reactive Dog  


  1. Is there more reactivity today than ever?

  2. Reactivity is contagious 

  3. Possible contributing factors for reactivity 

  4. What if EVERY dog owner managed his or her dog AS IF he were reactive?

  5. How to manage a dog in public or in private spaces

  6. Sensitive events for triggering reactivity

  7. Training tips for reactivity


  Session 4: Socializing Techniques for Puppies & Adolescents  


  1. Prevent Reactivity Before it Starts

  2. Are current puppy classes designed for today's world? What kind of socialization is best for puppies, so they grow up into dogs that, while out in public, are able to ignore most other dogs, while remaining connected with their owners.

  3. What if instead of a puppy, someone gets an older dog? Is it still possible to provide socialization?


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session 1

Assessing Dog-Dog Reactivity & Interactions

2-Hour Lecture

session 2

Dog Play Dangers:

What to watch for at Dog Parks, Daycare, Shelters & among Dogs at Home

2-Hour Lecture

session 3

Managing in the Real World with a Reactive or Non-Reactive Dog

2-Hour Lecture

session 4

Socialization Techniques for Puppies & Adolescents to Prevent Reactivity Before it Starts

2-Hour Lecture




SUE STERNBERG (, is the  winner of APDT’s  2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. 


She founded the shelter featured in an  HBO documentary: Shelter Dogs (  She has developed national programs, such as Training Wheels® for community shelter outreach and dedicated herself to ensuring the quality of life of animals in their communities, at animal shelters and in safe adoptions. Her 30 years of canine behavior experience, includes as an animal control officer, behavior consultant  at the ASPCA, shelter owner,  successful competitor in dog sports, and a teacher of dog trainers world-wide. 


She is the author of Great Dog Adoptions: A Guide for Shelters (Latham Foundation publication) and Successful Dog Adoption published by Wiley. Her most recent publications (all published by Dogwise) include Out and About With Your Dog, Dog-Dog Interactions,  Assessing Aggression Thresholds in Dogs and  Understanding Sociability (DVD).

Click here for Sue's website.

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(4 + Viewers) 

All 4 Sessions: $65.00/viewer


All 4 Sessions: $75.00

You will have access to the recordings of the live webinars for 1 year

You will receive an email confirmation with the links and passwords for each session!





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  • We will do our best to provide you with a quality product. However, there are factors of running live webinars beyond our control that can impact the overall quality.

  • The quality of the presentation video is contingent on your computer operating system, your internet connection and the bandwidth available. Even with high speed internet video can occassionally lag or buffer a bit. You should expect degraded video to some degree pending the quality of your device and internet connection.

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  • If your computer is older or your internet slow that your smart phone might be a better choice. But keep in mind that our speakers use videos and power point presentations during the session and a larger screen may be of preference.

  • You do not need to have a Zoom account, but you will need the zoom app or use the web interface AND you will need to register for each of the sessions via Zoom.

  • Once you have reserved your session(s), we will send you an email with the registration links.

  • We will send you seminar reminder emails but encourage you to enter each session you register for into your calendar of choice with proper prior notification.

  • Below is information from Zoom about system requirements and a website where you can test your internet speed to see if your system is optimal for the presentation. Puppyworks can not guarantee the quality of the video in the webinars.



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  • Ask any members of your household not to use the internet for any streaming services like Netflix etc during the presentation.

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