Understanding a Dog's Potty Behavior: How it can make you a better observer and enhance your scent sport training and trailing DVD

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Sue Sternberg
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1 hr 42 min
Tawzer Dog LLC

We watch our dogs eliminate multiple times a day, and yet do we really study it? We miss an amazing opportunity to study dog behavior and body language when we take elimination for granted. Luckily, Sue has been filming and studying the way dogs sniff and pee and poop and scratch and all the behaviors leading up to the event! 

Whether you are a scent-sports enthusiast, and occasionally have problems with your dog being distracted or peeing during a search, or you are a dog enthusiast simply wanting to learn more about canine body language and communication, this seminar will make you the Jane Goodall of dog pee! 

What, exactly, does a dog look like when he is about to lift his leg? What, exactly, does a dog look like just before he poops? What, exactly, does a dog look like when he's absorbed in sniffing where another dog has been, as opposed to sniffing what target odor during a scent-sports search? What does "crittering" look like? Is it the same as sniffing dog odor? 

Learn more than you really wanted to know about a dog's pottying behaviors with other dogs, marking and elimination and the many faces of a dog during intense sniffing. 

Sue Sternberg is the founder and director of Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption, a local not-for-profit open admission animal shelter in upstate New York. Sue is an expert in dog aggression and an innovator in the field of shelter dog welfare, and she develops programs to prevent pet relinquishment and overpopulation, to match families with safe pets, and to help shelters attend to the mental health of the animals in their care. With more than 35 years of experience, she shares her knowledge of dog behavior on radio and television shows, as a popular speaker at national humane and dog training conferences, and through books and videos.

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