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Sun, 19 May



Jean Donaldson | Body Handling Problems in Dogs

This webinar focuses on one of the most common yet misunderstood challenges faced by dog owners and professionals alike: body handling problems in dogs.

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Jean Donaldson | Body Handling Problems in Dogs
Jean Donaldson | Body Handling Problems in Dogs

Time & Location

19 May 2024, 19:00


About the event

Jean is the founder and principal instructor of The Academy for Dog Trainers, a two-year comprehensive professional program in evidence-based pet dog training, behavior, class teaching and behavior counseling. The Academy is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2024 and has certified over one thousand behavior counsellors and trainers.

She is a four-time winner of The Dog Writers' Association of America's Maxwell Award, and her books include The Culture Clash, Dogs are from Neptune, Fight! A Practical Guide to Dog-Dog Aggression, and Train Your Dog Like a Pro. In 2017, Jean was recruited to create and teach Dog Training 101 for The Great Courses, a 24-part series on dog training and behavior.

Her own dogs and dogs she has trained have earned numerous titles and wins in a variety of dog sports, including OTCh, TDX, HIT and FDCh. Before founding The Academy, Jean did exclusively referral aggression cases for six years. A native of Montreal, Canada, she lives in California, with her dog, Brian, adopted in 2015. Her interests include evolutionary biology, baseball analytics, baking, helping Chow Chows, the history of the British monarchy, and music.

In this webinar, Jean covers:

  • Assessing prognosis of dogs with body handling issues
  • Technique choice - which is most appropriate for the individual?
  • Principle counseling challenges
  • The nuts and bolts in three cases studies
  • Mouth handling: pilling case study
  • Foot handling: nail trim case study
  • Aggression at the vet: muzzle and clinic CER case study
  • Q&A session

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