"You Had Me at Sniff: Understanding Dog-Dog Interactions"

You Had Me at Sniff: Understanding Dog-Dog Interactions


Dog-to-dog interactions are difficult to master. Because we don’t speak Dog, and dogs don’t speak English, we are stuck with interpreting what we see... and sometimes, we are wrong. It can be hard to know what to do. But we want to get it right.


We all have the same questions and worries when two or more dogs are together. Are we being too cautious? Or too careless? Do we just “let them work it out” or try to orchestrate pleasant encounters? When is it okay to put two dogs together? What is play and what is not play? What is a suitable playmate? Do size or age differences matter? Argument or serious fight?


Practical information and techniques will be discussed (and demonstrated as possible), including:



  • Reading Body Language Important clues Connection & Control - Supporting your dog & remaining connected

  • The Think & Learn Zone - How arousal affects dog/dog interactions

  • Management vs. Training - Know the difference

  • Permissions, Not Permissive - The power of explicit permissions

  • Safe Introductions - Muiltiple techniques for sensible, safe introductions

  • Even Though... - Training Developing responsibility in the dog for self control & appropriate behavior even though...

  • Look Who’s Here! Changing attitudes towards others

  • Breaking Up Dog Fights Safely


For those involved in rescue, fostering dogs can create additional stresses on your permanent canine family. Special considerations and practical tips for meeting the unique needs of fosters will be addressed.


This seminar is packed full of practical information, effective techniques and hard won experience. "Promoting healthy relationships & humane training through a holistic approach to the dog - body, mind & soul."


CEU's: IAABC - 12 CCPDT - Trainers 4 and Behavior Consultants 3

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Additional Information

Type Live
Year 2016
Topics No
Author No
Presenters Suzanne Clothier
Location Austin, TX
Venue Rockin' Y Ranch

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