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Mar 25

Webinar – 3/25/23 – For Dog’s sake, can you stop that? Canine-Friendly Body Language Improvements for Humans – Dogs Playing for Life

March 25, 2023 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT

Leashed dog stands outside

Dogs are resilient and oh-so-forgiving! These qualities make them endearing as companions, along with their ability to love unconditionally. So, why do some dogs struggle to understand us when we are offering affection or when we want to help them, not harm them? In this session we will focus on the HUMAN handling that contributes to unwanted behavior, even “aggression.” Get ready to rethink your approach as DPFL Founder and CEO, Aimee Sadler, reveals the common widely accepted and taught handling errors that set dogs up for failure. Through extensive video examples, she will demonstrate alternative handling techniques that help dogs to trust and thrive!

Learning objectives:
– Examples of handling that causes negative behavior compared to handling that promotes desired behavior
– Demonstration of handling that induces trust and learning with dogs that are too afraid to respond initially to food rewards or affection
– Comprehensive discussion around the correct use of pressure and release and why this is a critical skill for shelter canine handlers to master in order to save more dogs

This is a 2-hour presentation followed by a Q&A session of approximately 30 minutes. This webinar will NOT be recorded and is scheduled on EASTERN TIME.

This webinar holds 500 attendees, so register ahead of time and show up on time the day of the webinar (we’ll open it up 15 minutes early) to be sure to get a spot!



March 25, 2023
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT
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