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Nov 09 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Aggression in Dogs Defensive Handling and Training

With Michael Shikashio and Trish McMillan

  • Are you currently working with aggressive dogs or 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 for modifying aggressive behavior in dogs?

Michael Shikashio, CDBC and Trish McMillan MSc, CPDT-KA, ACCBC, CDBC will be presenting a two day workshop on safety, defensive handling, and the behavior modification techniques used with aggressive dogs.

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.

This workshop is open to all trainers, behavior consultants, veterinarians, shelter staff, animal control officers, or anyone interested in learning more about dog aggression and how to stay safe.

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 clients

  • Additional safety measures to have in place

  • Safety and management equipment

  • 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 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 safely break up a dog fight

  • Leash handling skills when working dog-dog cases

  • Shelter dog playgroups

  • Shelter dog assessments

  • What to do with off leash dogs that approach the dog youre handling

  • Presentation of case studies with video of dog to dog aggression and how to choose appropriate tools and techniques

Speaker Bios

Trish McMillan is a certified professional dog trainer (through CCPDT), certified dog behavior consultant and associate certified cat behavior consultant (through IAABC) who holds a Masters degree in AnimalBehavior from the University of Exeter in England.She specializes intraining and behavior modification work with dogs, cats, and horses.

During her seven years with the ASPCA, Trish gained awide variety of experience in the field ofanimal behavior.For three years she was the director of the animal behavior department at the ASPCAs New York Cityshelter, 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 petsrescued from natural disasters. In addition to writing for the ASPCAs Virtual Pet Behaviorist and other publications, shehelped 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 withboard-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.


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, Womens Health Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, The Chronicle of the Dog, and Steve Dales 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.

Dates:Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10, 2019

Times:9am to 5pm, both days

Registration begins at 0815 both days

Location:

Cleveland All Breed Training Club

210 Hayes Dr.

Brooklyn Heights, OH 44131

Tuition:

Early Bird Discount until September 9, 2019

Individual $250

Group Rate for 4 or more registering and paying at the same time $225

Registration after September 9, 2019

Individual $275

Group Rate for 4 or more registering and paying at the same time $248

CEUs:CCPDT - Approved for 16.5 CEU's (CPDT-KA:12.5,CBCC-KA:4, CPDT-KSA Knowledge:5.00,CBCC-KSA Knowledge:4.00,CPDT-KSA Skills:7.50) IAABC and KPA - 17.5 CEU's

Cancellation Policy- Refunds up to 30 days before event

Other Details -

Coffee, tea, water and light snacks provided

  • Lunch will be on your own.

  • If you would like to bring your own lunch, paper products will be provided.

What to Bring:

  • Paper/pen to take notes

  • 6 ft regular leash and slip lead

  • A large stuffed dog in the standing position with a flat buckle collar, 6 ft regular leash and slip lead on it (Melissa and Doug Black Lab, Husky, Yellow Lab, etc..). While we do not need one for every person we need quite a few for our hands-on sessions. Please let me know if you have access to one and can bring it.

  • Please dress in layers for comfort and wear closed toe shoes

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