Understanding How Fear Impacts Behavior & Best Practices For Dealing With It-Webinar



If a dog is going to have a chance at becoming a safe and happy pet it’s important that handling and training of the dog is based on the most reliable information currently available regarding how to effectively and ethically change behavior in animals. scared dog looking sideways

Join Debbie Jacobs CPDT-KA, CAP2 for this informative 1.5 hour webinar and learn how fear impacts a dog’s behavior and ways to work with fearful, shy, anxious and aggressive dogs. Pet owners, trainers, groomers, petsitters, dog walkers, shelter & vet staff and foster care providers will gain valuable information to improve their fearful dog handling skills.

Topics 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
  • Useful techniques & protocols for handling & training fearful dogs
  • Q&A session

dog touching a dowel with his noseThe methods and skills described are transferable to the dogs in your home or shelter.

1.5 CEU for CPDTs. Please send us your name and ID# after the webinar so we can have it applied to your account with the CCPDT.

Once you register you will have access to discounts on books and consultations!

Registrations are transferable (and non-refundable). Let us know if you can’t make it to the webinar you registered for and we’ll provide you with a link to a future webinar.

Debbie presents seminars internationally for people interested in being more effective handlers of fearful dogs. This webinar has also been presented to students in Jean Donaldson’s Academy for Dog Trainers.

RESCUE GROUPS & SHELTERS! Contact us about group rates for this webinar. This information is important and we want to make it affordable and accessible to the people who play an important role in the lives of these dogs. Join an already scheduled webinar or arrange for a private webinar for your staff or foster caregivers.

This recording will be available for viewing for one week after purchase. You will receive the link by email within 24hrs of purchase. This webinar is 1 hr and 15 mins in length.


All times are in Eastern Standard Time which is the current time in New York City.
This webinar is 1.5 hrs and includes the opportunity to ask questions.

January 11, 2018 1pm EST
January 23, 2018 10am EST
January 28, 2018 1pm EST

$24.99   $15.99

There will be a lag time between submitting your payment and receiving an email with information about logging into the webinar. Registrations are handled manually (yes even in the 21st century this still happens!). You are welcome to email if you have concerns.

The webinar is hosted on FUZE if you want to check out whether your computer will support it. Most participants are able to watch and listen on their computer or tablet. If audio is a problem there is a dial-in number.

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