Behavior Education Network Pro Member Webinar for December – January’s topic TBD soon

Part II: Leash Encounters of What Kind:  Reactivity, Aggression, or Something Else?
AND What To Do About Them!

One of the more common problems behaviorists and trainers are contacted about a dog’s behavior while walking on a leash.  It seems many owners have trouble controlling their dogs when encountering other dogs or people.  These behaviors have been labeled “leash aggression” or sometimes the same behavior is referred to as “reactivity.”  Many times they are attributed to fear, but the behaviors the dogs are showing don’t much resemble fear.  They are lunging, pulling on the leash, barking, and sometimes growling, showing teeth, and snapping. Some dogs will even attack other dogs they encounter if their owners mis-manage the encounter.

What does recent research have to tell us about interactions among unfamiliar dogs and particularly unfriendly interactions involving restraint by leash, fences or other means?  Do leashes “cause” aggression? How best to manage dogs that are fearful or threatening in the presence of unfamiliar dogs?  We’ll take up this topic and address these questions and more in this webinar presenting the latest research on the topic.

You’ll learn:

·        The different kinds of aggression that can be seen in dog to dog interactions and how to identify them

·        How dogs normally greet other dogs and the role that restraint may play in those interactions

·        The best ways to manage dogs that are fearful or threatening to unfamiliar dogs

·        The different methods for resolving fearful and aggressive behavior in dog to dog interactions

·        The difference between controlling behavior and so called “corrections”

·        Why owner expectations are important in resolution

·        Much more!

Tuesday December 5th at 2p Mountain Time

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