Skills for Handling Your Reactive or Hyperactive Dog - Part 2 by Dr. Sophia Yin

Skills for Handling Your Reactive or Hyperactive Dog - Part 2
Dr. Sophia Yin

Learning at home has never been so easy! Take a front row seat while Dr. Sophia Yin teaches you how to improve your ability to lead your impulsive, reactive or hyperactive dog from the simplest of situations to unexpected emergencies. This live recording of Dr. Sophia Yin’s workshop in not only engaging, but highly informative. You’ll learn how to keep your dog interested and attentive, even in reactive situations. In one of Dr. Yin’s most popular workshops to date, you’ll gain the technical skills to make walking with even the most reactive of dogs enjoyable using these simple and practical exercises and games.

On This Part 2 DVD:

Walking Speed, About-turns and U-turns (humans only)
Focused Walking Using Repeat Sits on the Left or Right Side (humans only)
Targeting to Keep Dogs Engaged
Methods for Getting Dogs to Focus When Heeling on Walks: Repeat Sits on Left Side Versus Targeting
Impulse Control: “Leave-it” by Blocking
Highly Distracting or Emergency Situations: Combining the Repeat Sit Backward and Heeling at Attention Exercises

Dr. Sophia Yin earned her Master's in Animal Science in 2001 from UC Davis where she studied vocal communication in dogs and worked on behavior modification in horses, giraffes, ostriches, and chickens. During this time she was also the award-winning pet columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. Upon receiving her degree focused on animal behavior, Dr. Yin served for five years as a lecturer in the UC Davis Animal Science Department. Through these and an eclectic collection of other animal behavior experiences, she came to realize the true secret to successful behavior modification.

Dr. Sophia Yin currently sees behavior house calls, works at San Francisco Veterinary Specialists (www.SFVS.net), writes for several veterinary and popular magazines and has consulted for several zoos. She also lectures and teaches workshops internationally on animal behavior and low stress handling and has served as a behavior expert for shows such as Dogs 101 on Animal Planet. She is also on the executive board for the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) Handling Guidelines Committee, and the American Humane Association (AHA) Animal Behavior and Training Advisory Committee.

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