SOCIABILITY VS AGGRESSION
THRESHOLDS IN DOGS (CEUs: 13)
From Pet Dogs to Working Dogs
Saturday/Sunday: February 3 & 4, 2018
New Midtown Austin/TX Location
New Updated Content with 1/2 Day
on Defensive Handling
Carla Elmore & Judith McCarthy for Lockhart Animal Shelter and Animals for Adoption
SUE STERNBERG: SOCIABILITY VS AGGRESSION THRESHOLDS IN DOGS (CEUs: 13)
Hosted by Carla Elmore & Judith McCarthy for Lockhart Animal Shelter and
Animals for Adoption
A new, expanded and vastly more nuanced look at temperament - in shelters and homes
The role of pet dogs
Assessing for Sociability & why it is critical
Distinguishing high from low aggression thresholds
Resource guarding & aggression thresholds
Puppy & adult mouthing behavior
Keeping Safe: Defensive handling strategies.
What to do if you are bitten
Leash handling & quick muzzling
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (1 hour lunch break)
DOG-HUMAN BEHAVIORS: SOCIABILITY & AGGRESSION
Understanding Pet Dogs and their Relationship with Humans
The role of today's pet dogs
Sociability - what is it; what does it mean & why it is critical
Testing for sociability
Observing & assessing sociability
2. Understanding Highly Problematic & Dangerous Dogs
Low aggression thresholds
Categories of aggression & observing aggression:
towards family; with handling; unwanted demands; resource guarding
towards strangers; territoriality
3. Resource Guarding Behaviors
Ethogram of resource guarding
Assessing for resource guarding aggression thresholds
Effects of low aggression thresholds on the dog, the shelter, the owner, care takers & other dogs
Resource guarding towards humans
Resource guarding towards other dogs
Sunday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (1 hour lunch break)
MOUTHING IN PUPPIES & ADULT DOGS. AGGRESSION AND SAFE HANDLING
1. Puppy & Adult Mouthing Behaviors
Normal puppy mouthing and what role it plays
How temperament influences mouthing behavior
2. Defensive Handling Strategies: Safety Around Aggressive Dogs
True aggression is fast - much faster than a human can process. By the time you become aware that a dog has decided to bite, you will likely have been bitten
Plan A: What to do when you are being bitten or attacked:
What should your first response be
Learn how to minimize the damage
Lean how to diffuse the dog as soon as possible
Plan B: Leash Handling Skills:
Quick muzzling techniques
Protecting yourself when it's too late to talk the dog off the ledge
3. Your Bite Map
Once bitten or seriously threatened you develop a "Bite Map" - a permanent awareness in the presence of dogs and when & where you could be bitten
Assessing Aggression Thresholds in Dogs
WHEN & WHERE
February 3 - 4, 2018
Carla Elmore &
Judith McCarthy for Lockhart Animal Shelter
Animals for Adoption
After January 11th:
5 or more: $125/person
SUE STERNBERG (www.suesternberg.com), is the winner of APDT’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award.
She founded the shelter featured in an HBO documentary: Shelter Dogs (www.shelterdogs.org). 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).
The Seminar is Sold Out.
Please call 917-699-6440
to get on the waiting list!
Early Bird Rates (Until January 11, 2018): $85 per person per day and $165 per person for both days.
Regular Rates (After January 11, 2018): $95 per person per day and $185 per person for both days
GROUP REGISTRATION & RATES
Group of 3-4: $145 per person for both days.
Group of 5+: $125 per person for both days.
Click the below button for Group Reservations.
DOG & PEOPLE RULES
Due to space limitations, we will not be permitterd to have dogs in the meeting room (other than service dogs, of course.)
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.
SHOPPING: A selection of books and videos will be available for sale.
PARKING: There should be ample parking at the seminar location.
PLACES TO STAY
Hotel rates are seasonal and may increase the closer you get to the dates of your stay there.
Georgetown, TX (Austin Area)
Crowne Plaza Hotel
6121 N. Highway I-35
Austin, TX 78752
Rates: Rates start at $97/night.
6000 Middle Fiskville Rd.
Austion, TX 78752
Rates: Rates start at $126/night.