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Pet Empowerment: Safe Handling Skills for Animal Care Workers

Safe Handling Skills for Pet Care Workers Image

  What You’ll Learn? Spend a day with us learning about dogs. This 6-hour event will focus on canine body language and safe handling practices. Using pictures and videos, we will review the language of dogs from the tips of their ears to the tips of their tails. Attendees will have an opportunity to hone…

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Speaker Series: Grisha Stewart

Grisha Stewart, Behavior Adjustment Training, The Academy of Pet Careers

  Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT 2.0) Check out the all-new Behavior Adjustment Training information in this Official BAT 2.0 seminar! Fighting is expensive for dogs. Instead of jumping directly into fighting, most dogs give distance-increasing signals, from subtle to overt. But many dogs have also learned to give up on the subtle signals and leap…

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When Your Dog Growls …

Dog Growls to Communicate Image, The Academy of Pet Careers

A stranger approaches your dog, and your dog growls. Your dog is dozing on the couch, and you sit down next to him, startling him awake, and he growls. Perhaps your dog is chewing on a favorite toy or eating his food and a child reaches for the toy or the bowl, and your dog…

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The Myth of Reinforcing Fear

Reinforcing Fear, The Academy of Pet Careers

The Myth of Reinforcing Fear There is a school of thought in the training world that says you shouldn’t comfort or give treats to a frightened dog because you are reinforcing fear. For example, if your dog is frightened while getting groomed, you should not stroke them or distract them with treats because this could…

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Resource Guarding In Dogs

Resource Guarding In Dogs, The Academy of Pet Careers

Resource Guarding, also called possession aggression, is a common behavior problem for many pet parents. Your dog suddenly becomes defensive over his food bowl, a toy, his favorite bed, maybe even a favorite person. He hovers, with his chin held over his prized possession. He may show his teeth and growl or snarl or even…

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