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SUE STERNBERG

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

Hosted By:

Carla Elmore & Judith McCarthy for Lockhart Animal Shelter and Animals for Adoption

 SEMINAR PROGRAM 

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

DAY 1: 

  • The role of pet dogs

  • Assessing for Sociability & why it is critical

  • Distinguishing high from low aggression thresholds

  • Resource guarding & aggression thresholds

DAY 2: 

  • 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

  1. 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

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THEME

Assessing Aggression Thresholds in Dogs

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WHEN & WHERE

February 3 - 4, 2018

Georgetown/Austin, TX

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PRESENTED BY

Sue Sternberg

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HOSTED BY

Carla Elmore &

Judith McCarthy for Lockhart Animal Shelter

And

Animals for Adoption

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CEU'S

6.5/day

13/both days

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FEES

Early Bird:

$85/day

$165/both days

After January 11th:

$95/day

$185/both days

Group Rate:

3-4: $145/person

5 or more: $125/person

 SPEAKER PROFILE 

 

 Sue Sternberg 

 

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).

Click here for Sue's website.

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 LOCATION & DIRECTIONS 

 

 Georgetown, TX (Austin Area) 

Crown Plaza Hotel
6121 N. Highway I-35

Austin, TX 78752
(click here for map

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The Seminar is Sold Out.

Please call 917-699-6440

to get on the waiting list!

 SEMINAR FEE 

 RATES 

 

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 

 

 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. 

 

 Georgetown, TX (Austin Area) 
 

Crowne Plaza Hotel

6121 N. Highway I-35

Austin, TX 78752

512-323-5466

Rates: Rates start at $97/night.

 

Holiday Inn

6000 Middle Fiskville Rd.

Austion, TX 78752

512-591-7888

Rates: Rates start at $126/night.

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