Silence is Golden
Ever been told to "just reward your dog for being quiet?" That isn't sustainable, because "being quiet" is not a specific behavior for the dog to do instead of barking. Explore how to teach "being quiet" behaviors including deep breathing (from Dr. Karen Overall's biofeedback protocol) and being still in body--with mind to follow--for increasing duration, using Leslie's "Down for the Count" game. Got a dog or client's dog that has issues with arousal, hyperactivity, vocalization? This one's for you.
This webinar is suitable for veterinary professionals, animal trainers, animal behaviorists and anyone with an interest in evidence-based behavior intervention.
Leslie McDevitt, MLA, CDBC, CPDT-KA, is the author of the internationally popular Control Unleashed series of books and DVDs. Her books have been translated into many languages; people all over the world have learned how to use her science-based and empowering methods to help companion, performance, and working dogs learn how to functional optimally without stress in very challenging environments. If you have a dog that worries about stuff—other dogs, people, noises, the unexpected—Leslie has many fun counter-conditioning games just for you. Leslie is a popular conference speaker and is especially proud to be a presenter at ClickerExpo and a consultant for the Penn Vet Working Dog Center.