Juvenile Delinquent Dogs
Juvenile Delinquent Dogs focuses on helping owners and professionals assisting owners to most efficiently navigate adolescence – or dogs of any age with adolescent tendencies. First, understanding what to expect and what is realistic during this age. With unrealistic expectations, we are setting dogs up to fail. Understanding what is “normal” will help owners or clients set realistic short-term expectations. Second, are the dog’s needs being met? Needs include such things as: appropriate food, fresh water, a safe place, freedom from excessive stress/anxiety, proper exercise and stimulation. Next, is a good management plan in place? Proper use of baby gates, crates, ex-pens, leashes, collars, harnesses, head halters and other tools will be discussed. Then, establish clear goals and expectations and learn how to communicate those clearly with the dog. Some people have trouble setting clear goals. Others have clear goals but do not know how to communicate those to the dog. The goal is to help owners learn how to set their dogs up for success at an age when many people relinquish their dogs. We can assist most owners through this stage if we help them follow the plan outlined in this presentation.
- Understand and establish realistic and clear expectations for adolescent dogs
- Evaluate whether dogs' needs are being met
- Assist owners in proper use of management while working through adolescence
Sue Brown, MNM, CDBC, CPDT-KA,is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer with over 15 years of experience. She owns Love My Dog Training, in Denver, Colorado, focusing on well-behaved and well-trained family dogs. She also owns The Light of Dog, providing dog training and behavior books, e-books, online training modules and other products. Sue is the author of Juvenile Delinquent Dogs: and Ask the Trainer: She has written for the APDT Chronicle of the Dog and was a contributor to the book The Association of Pet Dog Trainers Top Tips from Top Trainers: 1001 Practical Tips and Techniques for Successful Dog Care and Training. She publishewrites regularly on her weblog in addition to her monthly newsletter. Sue has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, a CPA license and a Masters of Nonprofit Management degree.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- CCPDT: 1.5 CEUs
- IAABC: 1.5 CEUs
- KPA: 1.5 CEUs
- IACP: 1.5 CEUs
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