The more you understand the dogs you work with, the better your job will be and the happier your clients will be (both human and canine). In this four-hour series, Fernando Camacho will educate you so you can better communicate with the dogs that enter your facility, keep your employees safe and your clients happy. This will help improve your interactions with the dogs that stay with you and minimize accidents.
Hour 1) Understanding Dog Communication
Learn the language of dog so you can better understand how dogs are feeling and finally know what they’ve been trying to tell you all this time. We’ll look at lots of video footage and discuss what’s going on with the dogs so you can read and work with dogs better.
Hour 2) Assessing New Dogs
Deciding which dogs are a good fit for daycare and which dogs to turn away is a difficult decision. In this seminar, we’ll go over how you can set up your assessments to go well so you can make the right choice for everyone involved. You’ll learn all the best practices as well as common mistakes to look out for.
Hour 3) How to Best Manage Dog Play Groups
When you’re trying to control a pack of playful, high energy dogs, things can get out of hand pretty quickly. If you do things the right way, however, you are much more likely to get the dogs to listen to you and keep everyone safe and well behaved. In this seminar, we’ll discuss the do’s and don’ts of working with dog play groups, safety tips and best practices to create a positive environment for both staff and dogs.
Hour 4) Dog Fights: How Prevent and Break Them Up
Many altercations between dogs can be avoided if you understand the warning signs and take action early. Fern will show you what to look out for so you can stop fights before they start, what you should (and shouldn’t) do to keep safe, and how to handle things if you have to break up a dog fight.