Using desensitization and counter-conditioning to treat fearful behaviours
Feelings Change: Understand the method and learn the techniques of desensitization and counter-conditioning to help dogs overcome fear.
Attendees will also learn how to apply new skills and plan for success:
How operant learning fits into the equation (Are we just changing feelings or are we changing behaviours too?)
Sequence of events – Dos and don’ts
Timing is everything
To click or not to click – Is using a marker necessary?
Mistakes are incredibly easy to make (a.k.a. – why smart trainers practice their mechanics first)
Teeny tiny bite-sized steps
You can’t rush the process (and why you shouldn’t try)
Tracking progress (how can you tell if it’s working?)
This webinars is for trainers and dog owners.
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About the Presenter
Nancy is a certified trainer with the CCPDT, and a certified behavior consultant with the IAABC. She teaches seminars, webinars, and workshops on dog training, dog behavior, and the business end of training throughout Canada, the US, and Europe. She has presented at conferences for the Pet Professional Guild (USA), the IAABC (UK), DogEvent (France), and WOOF!2019 (UK).
She is also an instructor for Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, where she teaches online courses focusing on various topics including treating separation anxiety and learning to use desensitization and counter-conditioning to help fearful dogs.
Nancy has written numerous articles on dog behaviour and is a regular contributor to the Whole Dog Journal.
She shares her home in Quebec, Canada with her husband Tom and their Border Terrier, Bennigan.