Understanding animal behavior and management is fundamental to the education of any pet care professional. This outstanding four part series features an in-depth five-six hour Animal Behavior & Management workshop designed to increase your awareness of canine behavior and handling techniques. The program includes:
Part 1) Animal Behavior 101
In order to work with animals effectively and with minimal risk of injury to yourself or the animal, it is essential to understand instinctive behaviors and why animals react the way they do. In this insightful presentation, Pam Lauritzen, renowned animal behavior expert, with over 30 years of research, will discuss innate and learned canine behaviors. She will cover nervous system types, reflexes, territorial boundaries, perception and social development, and their impact on animal management. Before you work with canines, you should first understand how to interact with their instinctive and learned behaviors.
Part 2) The Senses & How Animals Learn
A continuation of Animal Behavior, part 1, Pam will continue her discussion on innate and learned behavior and will introduce body language (talking to the animals), the senses, learning, and conditioning techniques.
Part 3) Rehabilitation & Handling Techniques
“Don’t let good dogs go bad” and rehabilitation programs for “dogs gone bad” are the focus of this presentation. Pam will discuss interview skills, the use and interpretation of the Pam Lauritzen Canine Behavior Evaluation Form, as well as her methods for safe handling of animals. She’ll also demonstrate approach techniques and table training, and will explain counter-conditioning, desensitization methods and client counseling.
Part 4) Case Studies
Problem solving is the focus of this intense, interactive seminar. Pam will help you find solutions to behavior problems you are encountering. You’ll learn problem solving techniques and methods, and participate in a group interactive session. Bring your questions and let Pam help you develop rehabilitation programs for some of your most difficult problem dogs.