Aggression in Dogs – Defensive Handling and Training Workshop With Michael Shikashio and Trish Loehr

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2/24/2018 @ 9:00 AM at Main Room | Map
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Aggression in Dogs – Defensive Handling and Training

With Michael Shikashio and Trish Loehr

• Are you currently working with aggressive dogs or have an interest in learning more about how to safely work with aggressive dogs?
• Would you like to learn hands-on defensive handling skills?
• Do you want to add more to your toolbox in modifying behavior in aggressive dogs?

Michael Shikashio, CDBC and Trish Loehr, CPDT-KA, ACCBC, CDBC will be presenting a two day workshop on safety, defensive handling, and the behavior modification techniques used with aggressive dogs at Tails-U-Win! Canine Center in Manchester, CT located at 175 Adams St, Manchester, CT 06042 on the Saturday, February 24th and Sunday, February 25th, 2018.

Attendees will learn what is needed before working with aggressive dogs, gain hands-on experience in defensive handling and leash skills, and see videos of behavior modification in aggression cases.

This workshop is open to all trainers, behavior consultants, veterinarians, shelter staff, or anyone interested in learning more about dog aggression and how to stay safe.



Day One - Dog to Human Aggression
* Presentation includes hands-on practice of defensive handling and leash skills
- Understand the ramifications for dog bites
- What to know before taking aggression cases
- Canine body language including precursors to aggression
- What to do BEFORE meeting with client
- Additional safety measures to have in place
- Safety and management equipment
- How to take dogs in and out of kennels safely
- Initial greetings in aggression cases with video examples
- Defensive handling and leash skills including leash locks, muzzle wraps, back ties, accordion leash holds, and more
- What to do if attacked by a dog
- Presentation of case studies with video of dog to human aggression and how to choose appropriate tools and techniques


Day Two - Dog to Dog Aggression
* Presentation includes hands-on practice of defensive handling and leash skills
- Dog-dog interactions with video examples
- Canine body language in dog-dog interactions including precursors to aggression
- How to introduce dogs to each other in shelter and home environments
- How to break up a dog fight
• “Slash and dash” fight
• “Gripping” fight
- Leash handling skills when working dog-dog cases
- Shelter dog playgroups
- What to do with off leash dogs that approach the dog you’re handling
- Presentation of case studies with video of dog to dog aggression and how to choose appropriate tools and techniques
- Presentation of dog-dog aggression case in shelter environment

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Attendees must attend BOTH days, as the information provided in the second day builds from the first day.

A lunch menu will be provided to the attendees. The menu is from our neighbor, Adams Mill Restaurant. A menu will be provided in advance with registration confirmation so that you may select your options. Gluten-free options are available.

Please note our refund policy stated here: http://tailsuwin.com/pages/events.htm

No live dog demos will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring, but are not required to, a six-foot leash, flat collar, slip-lead, large stuffed dog in standing position (no small stuffed dogs or dogs in sitting position). While chairs will be provided, for you own comfort, you are welcome to bring and are encouraged to bring a more comfortable chair. Heat is provided, but warm clothing is also recommended.

CCPDT - 11 CEUs for trainers and 3 CEUs for behavior consultants.
IAABC & KPA - 17 CEUs
Cost:
Attendee - Animal Control Officer - $200.00
Attendee - Early Bird - Before 12/1/17 - $235.00
Attendee - Group Discount after 12/1/17 - $245.00
Attendee - Group Discount before 12/1/17 - $215.00
Attendee - Individual - After 12/1/17 - $275.00
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