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Advanced Course in Leash Reactivity

 

Dates: Saturdays, October 29, November 5 & November 12
Time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Humane Society Silicon Valley, 901 Ames Ave, Milpitas, CA
Level: Advanced Course
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About:

 

Leash reactivity is often a perplexing, embarrassing, and frustrating behavior problem! An owner might feel like his or her dog has two personalities—one that hates other dogs, and the other that allows him to play with his friends and at dog parks.

 

How do you modify the behavior? Avoidance, punishment, desensitization, and counter-conditioning? Chances are, your clients have tried some methods with zero success. In this course, we’ll discuss how to assess the dogs’ motivations, as well as what techniques are appropriate based on the skill set of the handler/owner.

 

Students’ well-behaved dogs are allowed in class. If you wish to bring your reactive dog, please follow instructions in your class confirmation so we can determine if your dog may participate.

he cost is $425.00 for this 12 hour class.  If you're interested in our "Bundle" pricing options for multiple modules, please review bundling information by clicking this link.  When you're ready to Bundle, please contact our Training Team directly and let us know which modules you would like to bundle.

Questions? Contact  behaviorandtraining@hssv.org or (408)262-2133 x352

Shelter Dog Evaluations

Dates: Sundays, December 4, December 11, & December 18
Time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Humane Society Silicon Valley, 901 Ames Ave, Milpitas, CA
Level: Advanced Course
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About:

Evaluating shelter dogs is more art than science. You need to understand the mental state of the dog and think about how the behaviors you see today might change over time. In a very real way, you are deciding the fate of an animal, and, perhaps, of future owners. In this hands-on course, we’ll go through the types of tests currently being used, as well as actually evaluating a series of dogs, drawing conclusions, and explaining our findings.

This module is open to humans only. If you wish to bring your dog for evaluation, please follow instructions in your class confirmation to request permission for your dog to participate.


Training Temperaments: Bullies, Terriers, Herding Breeds, & Guardians

 

Dates: Sundays, January 8, January 15, & January 22nd, 2017
Time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Humane Society Silicon Valley, 901 Ames Ave, Milpitas, CA
Level: Advanced Course
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About:

 

Most dogs are kept in our homes as companions these days, but different breeds were actually bred for different purposes, and still retain many of the useful instincts of their forebears. Their jobs range from herding, to guarding to fighting pest control. In this module, we will discuss the behavior profiles of several different breed types: Bullies, Herding Dogs, Terriers, and Guardians. Plus what each of them might need in order to be great companions.

 

Students’ well-behaved dogs are allowed in class. If you plan to bring your personal dog to class, we expect she or he to be current on all standard vaccinations (current DHPP, rabies, and bordatella vaccinations).

 


 

Working with Anxious-Fearful Dogs in the Home and in Shelters

 

Dates: Sundays, May 7, May 14, & May 21, 2017
Time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Humane Society Silicon Valley, 901 Ames Ave, Milpitas, CA
Level: Advanced Course
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About:

 

Fear is the most primitive and necessary of all emotions – but it’s also the one that interferes most with the lives of us and our companions. Fear can be the reason your dog is aggressive to other dogs, to men, or to children, or it can cause anxiety that wrecks havoc on our homes. This module recaps the various causes of fear, body language as displayed by different breed types, common mistakes and appropriate behavior modification techniques.

 

Students’ well-behaved dogs are allowed in class. If you plan to bring your personal dog to class, we expect she or he to be current on all standard vaccinations (current DHPP, rabies, and bordatella vaccinations).

 


 

Puppies to Adolescents

 

Dates: Sundays, June 11, June 18, & June 25, 2017
Time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Humane Society Silicon Valley, 901 Ames Ave, Milpitas, CA
Level: Advanced Course
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Part I: Puppies

 

Though many people would like to think that puppies are clay they can mold, each puppy is an individual, with individual personalities and needs. Guardians and owners can help them reach their full potential by observing who they are and helping them grow. This class will cover the first months of life—from birth to young adolescence—and the challenges along the way.

 

Part II: Aging Dogs

 

Age creeps up on dogs, and it can confuse people, who can't figure out whats going on with their companions. Sometimes personalities change—some get testy, others mellow—and physical changes can and do influence behavior. In this segment, we will discuss some of the special needs of the aging dog and how owners can help it be a pleasant time.

 

Students’ well-behaved dogs are allowed in class. If you plan to bring your personal dog to class, we expect she or he to be current on all standard vaccinations (current DHPP, rabies, and bordatella vaccinations).