Helping Fearful Dogs- Santa Cruz CA

cover of book a guide to living with and training a fearful dog Join Debbie Jacobs CPDT-KA, CAP2 in Santa Cruz CA October 4, 2014 and learn about the most effective and humane ways to work with fearful, shy, anxious and aggressive dogs. Pet owners, trainers, shelter and vet staff, foster care providers will gain valuable information to improve their fearful dog handling skills.

Debbie is the author A Guide To Living With & Training A Fearful Dog and Does My Dog Need Prozac? She is also the creator of the website and popular Facebook group.

Reserve now to avoid missing out on the opportunity to learn how to help special needs dogs. This seminar filled the last time it was offered so be sure to register early! Information will include:

  • Why dogs are afraid
  • What fear/stress looks like
  • How to interact with feral or unsocialized dogs
  • How to work with fear based behaviors
  • The use of play in the rehabilitation of fearful dogs
  • Understanding the effects of reinforcement & punishment on fearful dogs
  • What is learned helplessness?
  • Myth of reinforcing fear
  • Equipment
  • Medication
  • Useful techniques & protocols for handling & training fearful dogs

In the afternoon there will be further consideration of techniques and methods for management and training of dogs with fear based behavior challenges. Please leave your fearful dog at home! Demo dogs will be screened prior to the presentation to determine if they are appropriate (will be comfortable) for this setting. The methods and skills you learn here today are transferable to the dogs in your home or shelter.

3.5 CEUs will be available for CPDTs.

Sponsored by the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter.

Seminar location: 1400 Emeline Avenue, Santa Cruz CA Room 206/207

Questions about the seminar can be directed to Erin at 454-7202

Term & conditions, fine print, directions & more details can be found here. Please have a look.

Cost per person: $75

Discounts are available for groups of 2 or more registering at the same time.

You can reserve space at this event by sending a check made out to Green River Dog Care & Cafe and mail to 2458 River Road, Guilford VT 05301. Please use the contact form below to let us know your check is on its way. Or use a credit card and pay via Paypal.