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Lessons in Fear and Aggression in Dogs: Science and the Art of Desensitization
Lessons in Fear and Aggression in Dogs focuses on resolving fear and aggression in dogs. It is the beginning of a series which will progress through methods to resolve fear and aggression issues in dogs. Science and the Art of Desensitization is Part I and mandatory for other classes that will follow.
Prerequisites –Understanding of basic dog training using positive techniques is a minimum. People with a strong dog training background will find elements of this course can reinforce existing knowledge as well as expand on their experience.
Required Reading – Since this is a foundation course, there’s more extensive reading requirements for the class. Reading all the material before beginning section one will help you better understand the intricate parts of techniques as they are presented.
The two books and article you need to read are:
ON TALKING TERMS WITH DOGS – CALMING SIGNALS, 2ND EDITION by Turid Rugaas
This is a short book with great impact. I suggest you get the second edition since it is the most recent version.
RESCUE YOUR DOG FROM FEAR: TRIED-AND-TRUE TECHNIQUES TO HELP YOUR DOG FEEL SECURE
Instructor: Peggy O. Swager
Lessons in Fear and Aggression: Science and the Art of Desensitization focuses on definitions, core science on fear and aggression, and desensitization techniques. These building blocks are essential to the courses that follow. You will find that mastering desensitization techniques is a useful tool when you work to resolve fear and aggression issues.
Videos are used in this class to translate science into experience for people working to resolve fear and aggression issues in dogs. The goal is to allow the learner to see examples of how desensitization techniques are modified for individual dogs and circumstances. The videos include point-by-point explanations. It is a 7 lesson, take on your own time webinar course.