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      June 6, 2020

      Saturday   9:00 AM

      300 Harlem Rd
      West Babylon, New York

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      Buffalo, NY- Aggression in Dogs:Defensive Handling and Training

      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  * 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  * 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 you’re handling   Presentation of case studies with video of dog to dog aggression and how to choose appropriate tools and techniques  Speaker Bios  Trish McMillan holds a master of science degree in animal behavior, and is a certified professional dog trainer, certified dog behavior consultant and associate certified cat behavior consultant.  She worked for the ASPCA for nearly eight years at their NYC, and then as part of their field team, helping assess and rehabilitate dogs from cruelty cases, dogfighting and hoarding situations.  Trish does animal behavior consulting in Asheville, North Carolina, working with dogs, cats and horses. She is also VP of Behavior and Training at Instinct Dog Behavior & Training. Her farm, Pibble Hill, is currently home to mostly rescued animals of five species. Trish speaks and consults nationally and internationally on animal sheltering issues, dog, cat, and horse behavior, dog aggression, and defensive handling.  Trish currently co-chairs the Shelter Behavior division of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and runs their popular online shelter dog behavior mentorship.  Michael Shikashio, CDBC, is the past president of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), and provides private consultations working with dog aggression cases through his business AggressiveDog.com. Michael is fully certified through the IAABC and is a full member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). Michael is sought after for his expert opinion by numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, New York Post, Baltimore Sun, WebMD, Women’s Health Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, The Chronicle of the Dog, and Steve Dale’s Pet World. He is a featured speaker on the topic of canine aggression at conferences and seminars around the world, and he offers a variety of online courses, webinars, and mentorships. Dates: Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, 2020   Times: 9am to 5pm, both days              Registration begins at 0815 both days   Location:         SPCA Serving Erie County 300 Harlem Rd West Seneca, NY 14225   Tuition:  Early Bird Discount – until April 6, 2020 Individual – $250 Group Rate for 4 or more registering and paying at the same time – $225   Registration after April 6, 2020 Individual – $275 Group Rate for 4 or more registering and paying at the same time – $248   CEU’s: 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, RACE 16 CE Cancellation Policy- Refunds up to 30 days before event, after that, NO refunds will be given.  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. If you do not own a slip lead, one will be provided for you to use. A large stuffed dog in the STANDING position with a flat buckle collar on it (Melissa and Doug Black Lab, Husky, Yellow Lab, etc.….). It is not necessary to buy one for this seminar.  Please send an email to joann@thelooseleashacademy.com if you have access to one and can bring it. Please dress in layers for comfort and wear closed toe shoes   Misc. Items This is a people only event except for service animals. Email with any questions or concerns joann@thelooseleashacademy.com UPCOMING EVENTS: Colorado Springs, CO – Aggression in Dogs: Safety, Defensive Handling and Training June 13th – 14th 2020   Milford, NH – Aggression in Dogs: Safety, Defensive Handling and Training July 18th – 19th 2020   Fort Lauderdale, FL – Aggression in Dogs: Safety, Defensive Handling and Training November 7th – 8th 2020

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