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When is Aggression NOT Aggression and Handling Dogs Safely by Sarah Wilson


When is Aggression NOT Aggression and Handling Dogs Safely
Sarah Wilson

When is Aggression not Aggression?
After twenty-three years in the field, Sarah has seen many cases where an aggressive dog did not actually have a behavioral root cause. The dog either had a miscommunication problem or a medical one that contributed to the behavioral display. Learn what to listen for as a client talks, what red flags to watch for in the dog, what questions to ask, what underlying issues may be in play, and then what veterinary/medical professional to recommend the client see.

Handling Dogs Safely
The goal in any dog/human interaction is safety. Safety for you and safety for the dog. As dog professionals, our job is to try not to make matters worse. There are tricks to that which make your life and your client’s lives easier. Sarah will share tips on how to safely get a toy dog away from his or her person, how to get the leash of an owner defensive dog, how to calm a stressed dog, how to build up the confidence of a nervous dog, and more.


For over twenty years, Sarah Wilson has taught people how to have fun while training their pets. Her television work includes PBS' Nature Why We Love Cats and Dogs, New England Cable News Secret fife of Animals and Nick Jrs. A Pup Grows Up. Her books on animal training and behavior include Dogology; My Smart Puppy; Good Owners, Great Dogs; Tails from the Barkside and Childproofing Your Dog. Sarah and her husband, fellow-trainer Brian Kilcommons, have written more than a dozen articles for Parade Magazine including two cover stories, Make that Tail Wag! & Adopt Me-Ow, which were nominated for the HSUS Genesis Award. Her print list includes The Oprah Magazine (most recently February, 2009), The Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, Cosmopolitan, Trends, W, New York Newsday, Parenting, Woman's Day, The Healthy Dog and Prevention Magazine and she is a regular contributor to WagReflex.com, Amazon's pet blog.

A sought after lecturer for pet owners and professionals alike, her credits include: Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, Groomer's Expo, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Inc., Pet Sitters International, American Council for the Blind, International Association of Canine Professionals. She is on the Advisory Committee for the Animal Rescue League's Center for Shelter Animals located in Boston.


This title is in the following categories:

Advanced/Pro Training
Behavior
Problem Dogs
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