Reality Bites - Safe, Effective Dog Aggression Modification

This webinar is available for online viewing.

Cost: $25.00 for Professional Members
$25.00 for Full/Associate Members
$55.00 for Non-Members
Target Audience: Beginning Trainer, Intermediate Trainer
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Reality Bites: Safe, Effective Dog Aggression Modification 

with Pat Miller

Please note - this is a repeat of the webinar presented Dec 2011.

Aggression cases make up the vast majority of our private consultation cases here at Peaceable Paws. In this webinar we will look at the causes and classifications of aggression, and discuss how to help clients understand that it is *rarely* about dominance, and almost *always* about stress. We will examine some actual cases as the backdrop for sharing my protocol for identifying stressors and creating realistic behavior modification protocols that clients can successfully implement. We will compare counter conditioning and desensitization; CAT (Constructional Aggression Treatment); and BAT (Behavior Adjustment Training) as tools to modify aggressive behavior. Finally, we will discuss how a behavior professional realistically determines if s/he is qualified to work with aggression cases.


Learning Objectives:

1. Understanding the causes and triggers of, and ways to prevent canine aggression

2. Implementing appropriate management tools to maximize safety for all

3. Applying effective modification protocols for canine aggression


Presenter Information:

Pat Miller is a Certified Behavior Consultant, Canine (KA), Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, Certified Professional Dog Trainer (KA) and past president of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (US). Miller offers group good manners classes, private training and behavior modification services, dog training workshops, (including her very popular Reactive Rover workshops) and trainer academies at her Peaceable Paws 80-acre training facility in Fairplay, Maryland, where she and her husband Paul live with their five dogs, three cats, five horses, a donkey and a pot-bellied pig. In addition, Miller presents seminars and workshops around the world on a variety of training and behavior topics. She has authored five books on dog behavior and training: “The Power of Positive Dog Training,” “Positive Perspectives,” “Positive Perspectives 2,” “Play With Your Dog,” and “Do-Over Dogs.” Miller is training editor for The Whole Dog Journal, and also writes for Bark magazine, Tuft’s University’s Your Dog, and several other publications.







  • CCPDT: 1.5 CEUs
  • IAABC: 1.5 CEUs 
  • KPS: 1.5 CEUs 
  • IACP: 1.5 CEUs


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