Interpreting dog body language is critical to keeping canines happy and healthy and staff and volunteers safe. With these webinars you can significantly build your skills in interacting with dogs.
This training is geared towards animal shelter staff/volunteers and veterinary staff, and will also be useful for dog trainers, doggie daycare owners and dog groomers.
For Course Credit
These courses have been approved for CEUs by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). To submit these webinars for CEUs visit the CEU request page.
Speaking Dog: Canine Communications #1 - CCPDT Credit Only
To set the stage for accurate interpretation, it is vital to describe behavior objectively. Before delving into the nitty-gritty of dog language, you’ll learn to clarify such muddy labels as submissive, dominant and conflicted.
Speaking Dog: Canine Communications #2 - CCPDT Credit Only
In the second part of this series, we will compile all the core pieces into a coherent message by looking at the whole dog. In addition to body language, you’ll also learn about the range of dog vocalizations, and what dogs are able to know about others from what they smell.
Speaking Dog: Canine Communications #3 - CCPDT Credit Only
In the final segment of the series, attendees will better understand how this information will contribute to conducting more informative assessments, better matchmaking, avoiding bites and providing a better quality of life for the dogs in your care because you can speak their language.
Human Body Language and Dog Behavior - CCPDT and IAABC
The second webinar in the series identifies ways to interact with dogs (including shy and aggressive ones) to help ensure a positive experience for everyone.
Defensive Dog Handling - CCPDT and IAABC
The third webinar in the series covers how to effectively defuse potential aggression with your own body language and how to properly use a leash and other common dog handling tools.
Dog Introductions - CCPDT and IAABC
The fourth and final webinar in the series will help you learn or polish your dog introduction skills, allowing for successful meet and greets.