Saturday, May 2, 2020
9:30am – 4:00pm
This day 1 of a 2 day seminar with Exploring dog aggression and reactivity; a day of video and lecture
presentation examining the causes of dog-dog and dog-human aggression
and it’s solutions.
Dog aggression/reactivity is extremely stressful for both the dog and
owner and practical, positive reinforcement based solutions can be
difficult to find if you don’t know where to look. By exploring the
concepts of behavior change, these behaviors can be resolved without the
need to resort to a more aversive approach, regardless of the breed and
We all know our ABC’s, right? Triggers, thresholds, stacking,
environmental management and arrangement, body language, reinforcement
history, and more……it’s a lot to consider! John is going to help us put
on our science and behavior geek glasses to identify the ABC’s.
Classifying A: Antecedent, B: Behavior, and C: Consequence as part of a
Functional Assessment will change the way we approach training and
This approach can aid us in having a better understanding of the nuances
occurring in order to develop a more concise “roadmap” and clear
communication for our clients, both human and canine. How does
consequence drive future behavior? How can we determine if our “roadmap”
is achieving desired results? How do we us the ABC’s to help us modify
or adjust our plans? Get ready to pick apart the pieces in real life
examples and take home new tools for you and your clients.
John is from Glasgow, United Kingdom, and has been training dogs professionally for over 10 years. In that time, he has accrued over 5500 hours of one to one client time and trained thousands of dogs. John and his team are committed to continuing education, so you can be assured that you and your dog will receive the most up to date, dog friendly techniques on the market. As well as training private clients, John also teaches other dog trainers and has presented in Australia, Canada, USA, Slovenia, Spain, Scotland and England with several more countries in the works for 2019.
Event LocationCameron Center, 95 Mahalani St.
Wailuku, HI, 96793