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Making Sense Out of Rescue
Train your Training Team and Foster Homes
Anyone working with dogs should be able to recognize signs of stress and know what to do in order to prevent a dog from having to react due to fear. This is important not only for the safety of the people that work with them, but just as importantly for the dog’s future well being.
SEMINAR FEE: $60.00 (includes light refreshments)
- Dr. Fiia Jokela, Veterinary Behavior Consultant
- Julie Dorsey-Oskerka, founder of the A Sound Beginning Program
- Liz Geisen, Lead Behavioral Trainer and Educator
- Steve Frost, Shelter Program Manager / In-Home Behavioral Trainer
- Lou Ann Forbes, creator of the Sniff-itTM delivery system for essential oils
Keynote Speaker - Dr. Fiia Jokela
Behavioral Signs of Stress and Anxiety
When bringing in dogs from hoarding situations, puppy mills, shelters, etc., it is important to learn how to observe “signs” that could signal a possible problem. Learning a more integrated approach to understanding canine behavior better and differentiating normal from abnormal behavior is what will make the difference in successful placements.
- WHAT IS FEAR?
- WHAT IS AGGRESSION?
- WHAT IS POSSESSION AGGRESSION?
- How to recognize and assess whether a dog will benefit from training OR whether a behavioral veterinarian and medication may be needed.
Training Begins with You
Our team will teach you HOW to prevent problems and begin training!
Calming Therapies that can be introduced into the environment to reduce stress during transport, and when arriving in foster homes, are the first line of treatment and require no extra time or skills to use. Learn what’s available, how they work, and how to use them.
Fear-Free Handling Techniques
Reduce stress and keep people safe when interacting with dogs for whom you have little or no history. How to properly approach and leash up, moving a fearful dog, getting dogs in/out of a crate/enclosure, and other safe handling techniques to use when needing to administer meds.
Training skills are the foundation for life – but training skills that build confidence can prevent problems while in your care. You’ll learn the 3 most important skills you can easily begin teaching that will set dogs up for success, not only at adoption events, but that can keep them in their forever homes
CANCELLATION POLICY: For cancellations received BEFORE 1/18/2018, the seminar fee will be refunded at 100%. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received AFTER 1/17/2018 11:59pm.
|Event date||01-21-2018 1:00 pm|
|Event End Date||01-21-2018 5:00 pm|
|Cut off date||01-20-2018 11:55 pm|
|Instructor||Dr. Fiia Jokela, Julie Dorsey-Oskerka, Liz Geisen, Steve Frost, Lou Ann Forbes|
|Location||Starfish / ASB (Batavia)|
Class Locations & Days
Our Path to Success Classes are available at the following locations:
- South Elgin
- Oak Park
Wednesdays (6:30pm & 7:30pm)
Thursdays (6:30pm & 7:45pm)
Saturdays (9:30am & 11:00am)