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Communicating with Canines: Dogs communicate largely through posture, position, movement and energy, and they are as aware of our body language as they are of each other's. Veterinarians and staff who understand common canine social rules, and who utilize their body language well (whether or not they are holding onto a leash) are in a good position to bring out the best in their dogs. Verbal communication has its place, but knowing how and when to use it is important. At this seminar, attendees will learn the hows, whats and whys of canine communication.
Canine Aggression (Deciphering the "bad" dog): Aggression isn't aggression isn't aggression. Rather, it can be routed in fear, hormones, DNA (for instance, prey drive) or, less often, dominance. It can be routed in instinct or experience, the present or the past. More often than not, it is situational (and therefore reversible). Seminar participants will learn about different types of aggression and how to respond to each one quickly, safely and humanely.
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