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Is your dog just a bit shy? Stressed? Afraid? Wish you knew how to help? This 2 hour lecture by Suzanne Clothier provides detailed information to help viewers develop empathy, understanding and humane options for their work with stressed or anxious dogs.
Stress and its effects on physiology and behavior
The role of arousal in stress, anxiety and fear
Assessing stress levels in dogs
Providing support and safety for the anxious dog
The pros and cons of common strategies for managing anxiety
Whether you're wondering about counter-conditioning vs. flooding, if your dog might need medication, or if training would help, Suzanne provides a thoughtful framework for finding the best solution for each individual dog.
Running time: approximately 2 hours.
Suzanne Clothier is an internationally respected trainer, speaker and author of Bones Would Rain from the Sky: Deepening Our Relationships with Dogs. Her Relationship Centered Training (RCT) blends science and heart with skill and practicality.