2015 APDT Annual Educational Conference & Trade Show

SA05 - Resolving Canine Aggression and Anxiety Challenges with the Retrieve

Oct 17, 2015 10:45am ‐ Oct 17, 2015 12:15pm

Standard: $20.00


Numerous clients (and sometimes even us dog trainers!) would like to be able to have better control over dogs whether it is in the house, yard, during dog play, or when others visit. Numerous "trouble spots" (e.g. aggression and anxiety) in these social interactions can be traced back to the need for a dependable retrieve in a variety of settings. In this lecture, attendees will be introduced to creative ways of implementing new and interesting methods in acquiring a reliable retrieve (even with “non-traditional” dog types).

Learning Objectives:

  • Experience how to improve skill sets through teaching a canine companion training curriculum emphasizing retrieve.
  • Review how to focus programs/sessions on appropriate reaction/redirection to normal dog behavior that may sometimes fall outside what is considered "social norms".
  • Assess how to teach specific behaviors that are acceptable in a controlled group training setting with the goal of eventual off-lead reliability in all dog/human interactions.


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