Aggression in Dogs: Safety, Defensive Handling, and Training

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The Kindred Training Center

443 Cameron Road

Sequim, WA 98382

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Aggression in Dogs: Safety, Defensive Handling, and Training

Michael Shikashio & Trish McMillan Loehr

The Kindred Training Center

443 Cameron Rd., Sequim, WA 98382

October 14th and 15th, 2017

Are you currently working with aggressive dogs or do you have an interest in learning more about how to safely work with aggressive dogs?

Would you like to learn hands-on defensive handling skills?

Do you want to add more to your toolbox in modifying behavior in aggressive dogs?

Michael Shikashio, CDBC and Trish McMillan Loehr, MSc, CPDT-KA, ACCBC, CDBC will be presenting a two-day workshop on safety, defensive handling, and effective behavior modification techniques used with aggressive dogs. Hosted by Northwest Noseworks at The Kindred training center, 443 Cameron Rd., Sequim, WA 98382 on October 14-15, 2017. Attendees will learn what is needed before working with aggressive dogs, gain hands-on experience in defensive handling and leash skills, and see videos of behavior modification in aggression cases. Michael and Trish present nationally and internationally of these topics.

This workshop is open to all trainers, behavior consultants, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, shelter staff, groomers, or anyone interested in learning more about working with dog aggression and how to stay safe. CEUs will be available for IAABC, CPDT, and KPT.

Day One – Dog to Human Aggression

  • Presentation includes hands-on practice of defensive handling and leash skills
  • Understand the ramifications for dog bites
  • What to know before taking aggression cases
  • Canine body language including precursors to aggression
  • What to do BEFORE meeting with client
  • Additional safety measures to have in place
  • Safety and management equipment
  • How to set up an assessment room
  • How to take dogs in and out of kennels safely
  • Initial greetings in aggression cases with video examples
  • Defensive handling and leash skills including leash locks, muzzle wraps, back ties, accordion leash holds, and more
  • What to do if attacked by a dog
  • Presentation of “resource guarding” case in shelter environment
  • Presentation of case studies with video of dog to human aggression and how to choose appropriate tools and techniques

Day Two – Dog to Dog Aggression

  • Presentation includes hands-on practice of defensive handling and leash skills
  • Dog-dog interactions with video examples
  • Canine body language in dog-dog interactions including precursors to aggression
  • How to introduce dogs to each other in shelter and home environments
  • How to break up a dog fight
  • Leash handling skills when working dog-dog cases
  • Shelter dog playgroups
  • What to do with off leash dogs that approach the dog you’re handling
  • Presentation of case studies with video of dog to dog aggression and how to choose appropriate tools and techniques
  • Presentation of dog-dog aggression case in shelter environment
  • “Slash and dash” fight
  • “Gripping” fight

2 days $275 USD for the weekend

(15% discount for groups of 4 or more)

(15% discount for Animal Control or Shelter or Veterinary personnel)

CEUs available for IAABC, CPDT, and KPT

Saturday October 14 and Sunday October 15

Start – 9:00 a.m. each day

Lunch – 1 hr. each day

End – 5:00 p.m. each day

Included: Continental breakfast, coffee and tea, lunch (vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free options available), snacks, and bottled water will be provided each day.


Speaker Bios



Michael Shikashio, CDBC, is the president of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), and provides private consultations working with dog aggression cases through his business Complete Canines LLC. Michael is fully certified through the IAABC, is a full member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), and is a mentor trainer for Animal Behavior College. Michael also offers mentoring and training to other professionals.

Michael is sought after for his expert opinion by numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, New York Post, Baltimore Sun, WebMD, Women’s Health Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, The Chronicle of the Dog, and Steve Dale’s Pet World.

He is a featured speaker on the topic of canine aggression at conferences and seminars around the world, and he currently teaches courses through The Dog Trainers Connection and the IAABC.


Trish McMillan Loehr, MSc, CPDT-KA, ACCBC, CDBC is a certified professional dog trainer (through CCPDT), certified dog behavior consultant and associate certified cat behavior consultant (through IAABC) who holds a Master’s degree in Animal Behavior from the University of Exeter in England. She specializes in training and behavior modification work with dogs, cats, and horses.

During her seven years with the ASPCA, Trish gained a wide variety of experience in the field of animal behavior. For three years she was the director of the animal behavior department at the ASPCA’s New York City shelter, helping staff, volunteers, and adopters work with animals and make great matches. Trish has also helped assess and rehabilitate animals from cruelty, hoarding, and dogfighting cases, as well as pets rescued from natural disasters. In addition to writing for the ASPCA’s Virtual Pet Behaviorist and other publications, she helped create and present several very popular webinars on dog and cat behavior and handling for the ASPCA Pro website. Trish also co-chairs the Shelter Behavior division of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and runs an online shelter behavior mentorship through IAABC twice a year.

Prior to her work with the ASPCA, Trish managed dog daycares, volunteered in animal shelters, taught obedience classes, and worked with board-and-train dogs in her home. Trish has also spoken and consulted nationally and internationally on canine, feline and equine behavior as well as sheltering topics.





FAQs

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Send your questions via email to thekindredevents@gmail.com and we will respond promptly.

What is included?

Continental breakfast, tea, coffee, lunch (including vegetarian, vegan, & gluten-free options), bottled water, and afternoon snacks will be provided each day.

What do I need to bring?

That information will be provided with confirmation of ticket purchase.

Will there be CEUs available for IAABC, CPDT, and KPT?

Yes.

Can I bring my dog?

No.

Who should attend this training event?

This workshop is ideal for trainers, behavior consultants, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, shelter staff, groomers, or anyone interested in learning more about working with dog aggression and how to stay safe. CEUs available for IAABC, CPDT, and KPT.

Where can I stay overnight?

For hotels, motels, and B&Bs, go to www.visitsunnysequim.com and search by the type of accommodations.

At The Kindred we have RV spots available for $45/night. Please inquire via email to reserve one.

Can I get to Sequim without using a ferry?

Yes! Just use GPS to plot a course for you if you wish to drive around via Tacoma.

Where do I find Washington State Ferry information on schedules and fares?

Go to www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries and select Schedule.

Where do I find Black Ball Ferry information on schedules and fares to come from Victoria, BC?

Go to www.cohoferry.com and select Schedules and Fares







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443 Cameron Road

Sequim, WA 98382

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