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Join us for an evening of FREE dinner and CE!
When: Thursday, June 11, 2015 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where: Wignall Animal Hospital, Dracut, MA
Who: Melissa McCue McGrath, CPDT-KA
What: Coming To The Table: Putting Certified Trainers and Veterinary Professionals Together to Better Understand Where our Dogs are Coming From - and How Best to Help Them.
Melissa will address where our pet dogs are coming from, the issues we are seeing in those dogs, the psychology of the owners who have these dogs, and how to read the body language of these particular pets in every day practice. She will be discussing the new behaviorial challenges veterinary technicians and other practitioners are facing in everyday practice. She will discuss how to recognize stress signals and body language in our anxious patients and how to recommend reliable, responsible help for these clients.
We hope you can join us! Non-members are inivited as well so spread the word!
About the speaker:
Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA is a certified professional dog trainer in greater Boston. Melissa now sits as the co-Training Director of New England Dog Training Club, the oldest AKC obedience club in the country.
She works with anxious dogs all over the Boston area, implementing science-based techniques to help these urban dogs cope in 'the new normal.' More city people are rescuing dogs from rural areas and some of these dogs just never quite learn to cope in the city. The good news is that there are many things that can be done to prevent issues from occurring, and techniques to help dogs who are having a tough time coping.
Melissa currently teaches disc dog classes, basic manners, and tricks classes in addition to private consultations where she evaluates dogs that need behavioral assistance. Over the years, she has consulted on over 800 cases where dogs are struggling in cities. She remains a staunch advocate of urban sports for dogs and science-based training techniques.
Melissa's first book 'Considerations for the City Dog', is set to be released on June 1st 2015.
Melissa also writes alongside one of her best friends, Dr. Sip Siperstein for the beloved NPR website, Car Talk, and rather infrequently updates her MuttStuff blog.