Risk Assessment of Aggressive Animals

Instructors: Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., CAAB and Daniel Q. Estep, Ph.D., CAAB Aggression is one of the most common and serious complaints heard by veterinarians, behavior consultants and trainers. The first thing owners need is an unbiased assessment of the risk that their animal presents to others. Owners need these assessments to make informed decisions about…

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The Peaceable Kingdom

Developing Safe and Friendly Relationships Between Dogs and Cats Instructors:  Dr. Suzanne Hetts and Dr. Dan Estep, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists  Statistics show that 41% of dog-owning households also include at least one cat, and that 46% of cat-owning households also include at least one dog. It is important for dog trainers and others working…

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Sacred Cows of Dog Training Part 2

Instructors: Kathy Sdao, M.A., ACAAB, Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., CAAB and Daniel Estep, Ph.D., CAAB After an educational and entertaining Part I, “Sacred Cows of Dog Training” is back for Round Two.  What are  “sacred cows?”  We define these as uncritically accepted “core” ideas in the world of dog training and pet behavior consulting that have not…

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Sacred Cows of Dog Training Part 1

Instructors: Kathy Sdao, M.A., ACAAB, Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., CAAB, Daniel Estep, Ph.D., CAAB When was the last time you took a step back, and really thought about the behavioral information you impart to pet owners on a daily basis? There are a number of “core” ideas in the world of dog training and pet behavior…

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