EVENING: 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 is an intense evening seminar packed full of practical information, effective techniques and hard won experience.

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Additional Information

Type Live
Year 2013
Topics No
Author Suzanne Clothier
Presenters No
Location Chicago, IL
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