Sue Sternberg: The Low Threshold Resource Guarder:

Thursday, October 24 from 8:30am to 11:30am

Who is the dog with low aggression thresholds for resource guarding? Is he a dog who growls when approached while eating? A dog possessive of his toys?

 In this presentation, I will be covering what a shelter test for resource guarding looks like, what are the most common responses and how those responses manifest for the dog in a home. There are many myths about not just assessments on resource guarding, but what it means for a dog to have a low threshold. I will briefly cover some of the current research and data, plus what are the trends right now in the shelter world.

PLEASE NOTE: IF REGISTERING FOR BOTH SEMINARS- YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH ONE INDIVIDUALLY AND TAKE THE DISCOUNTED RATE.

THIS SEMINAR IS FOR PEOPLE ONLY: THIS A NON-PET EVENT.


Sue Sternberg: Assessing Aggression & Threshold:

Thursday , October 24 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm

To try to better understand how to train, modify the behavior of, and communicate with a dog, it is impossible to ignore the dog’s human family, and the environment in which they all dwell.  A dog is not a dog in a bubble; a dog’s temperament and aggression thresholds are merely one third of a triangle, influenced by how his people communicate and train him, and in what environment the dog and his people will have to interact. 

There is an inseparable trinity that includes:

1. The dog and his temperament

2. The human(s) he lives with

3. The environment in which they both live

In this seminar, I will be showing, through extensive video footage, how to quickly assess a dog and his aggression thresholds to understand his temperament and how safe or risky he is to work with. 

Dog temperament can be divided into three basic categories: 

A) Dogs with high sociability and high thresholds in all categories of aggression

B) Borderline dogs with low/no sociability and/or a low threshold in one category of aggression 

C) Dogs with low/no sociability and low thresholds in two or more categories of aggression 

Category A- dogs can live with most anyone, anywhere and cope adequately. 

Category B-dogs need just the right person usually a dog professional (or someone who becomes a professional because of the behavior of the dog) and the perfect environment in order to live successfully. 

Category C -dogs are so dangerous that no matter who owns them, and no matter what type of environment, the dog will be unlikely to live successfully without a hospitalizing event. 

It seems like today it is harder than it has ever been before to be a dog—happy, healthy, secure. 

Is it because the temperament of dogs is getting worse? 

Is it because people have no time to spend working with and training their dogs? Or that the popular dog training methods are at fault?

Is it because the environment is so much less fog-friendly? Less access to nature? 

Come explore these questions as we learn more about reading a dog and understanding his behavioral health.

PLEASE NOTE: IF REGISTERING FOR BOTH SEMINARS- YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH ONE INDIVIDUALLY AND TAKE THE DISCOUNTED RATE.

THIS SEMINAR IS FOR PEOPLE ONLY: THIS A NON-PET EVENT.


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