Pet Sitting Anxious or Aggressive Dogs – Recognizing the signs with tips and tricks to stay safe
Safe Sitting: Reducing Risks While Caring For Anxious or Aggressive Dogs
Description: As a dog professional caring for others’ dogs, you know the risk. Every now and then there’s a dog that’s a little scary; one that lunges and barks or one that gets “stuck” in a corner and growls at you. You have a dilemma: the dog needs to go for a walk or needs his medication and he’s clearly telling you he wants nothing to do with you. This course will help you understand why he’s behaving that way and give you specific strategies to befriend the dog, reduce his fear or aggression toward you and keep you safer. Whether you’ve been a pet sitter for years or are just starting your business, this course is for you. Earn your certificate of completion and improve your safety while handling all dogs, especially the risky ones!
As your reputation grows for being able to gently handle difficult dogs, you are likely to build a client base of owners who are loyal to you. Becoming an entrusted sitter for a dog with “issues” opens up a number of opportunities for you to collaborate with the dog’s owner to improve the dog’s experience, and increase your safety.
Date: On Demand
Instructor: Catherine Comden has been helping people with their aggressive and fearful dogs for decades. She is an experienced canine behavior counselor adept at handling aggressive dogs, gaining their trust and quickly and gently changing their behavior. A
former veterinary technician, she currently coaches others in expert handling and training techniques at a shelter in Salem, Oregon, teaches professional dog trainers at a community college as adjunct faculty and prepares students to pass the CPDT-KA exam through e-trainingfordogs. Catherine is a compassionate educator who understands the risks pet sitters face daily and has dedicated her career to enhancing the human-canine bond through gentle treatment and pleasant training of both species.
What You Can Expect To Learn:
- Read canine body language and understand signals of aggression and anxiety
- Assess whether a dog intends to harm you or not
- Learn how to keep yourself safe near aggressive or fearful dogs
- Discover 10 things you should NOT do around a fearful or aggressive dog
- Know 10 easy things you can do to reduce your risk of a dog bite
- How to harness, handle and transport fearful and aggressive dogs
- See 3 leash walking maneuvers to reduce aggression while walking a client’s dog.
- Watch how to quickly condition a client’s dog to trust you
- Easily condition dogs to relax in your presence
- Scientific principles for changing a dog’s emotion from anger to happiness
- Understand how to handle multiple dogs if one or more is aggressive
- Realize that you can skillfully handle dogs who are fearful or aggressive
All I can say is WOW!
Please watch this short video to learn a little more about this course.
About the course: This is an on demand, all online course that is available immediately upon registration. You will take the lessons at your convenience. Access to the course is for 6 months after registration. There are four lessons, four quizzes and one final exam. A certificate of completion is issued to you upon successful completion of the lessons, quizzes and exam. There is a private student Facebook group available to you to discuss issues and share resources with your Instructor and other students/pet-sitters.
Text and Required Supplies: none
Course Fee –$110.00
***NOTE: Rover.com members*** – $95.00 (Please find your discount promo code in your invitation email from Rover.com. You will enter it at checkout.)
****Other professional pet-sitters (PUPS, PSI, NAPPS, Lucy Goo, etc.) please email me for discount code with your association and member number, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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