Keeping your dog well-socialized to other dogs is not so easy, and often this area of their socialization deteriorates the most rapidly. At some point, most dogs will get into at least one fight with another dog. Sadly, this often marks the beginning of the end when it comes to their socialization with other dogs. The owners want to avoid future fights so they avoid future opportunities to socialize. The dog’s socialization deteriorates further and the likelihood of them fighting when they see another dog increases.
Resolving this problem in the course of everyday life is very difficult. In the Udemy course “Growl Class – A Workshop Demo for Reactive Dogs“, Dr. Dunbar demonstrates how to use a Growl Class to classically condition dogs and rehabilitate and re-socialize them to once again enjoy the company of other dogs.
Growl Class – A Workshop Demo for Reactive Dogs Course Content
This course will enable you to:
- Objectively assess the severity of a dog’s fighting based on a Fight:Bite ratio that examines actual damage done;
- Provide prognoses and accurate estimates of the time required to rehabilitate anti-social dogs;
- Administer a stress test to determine a dog’s level of anxiety and the source of that anxiety;
- Empower tug toys and kibble as very high-value secondary reinforcers;
- Give representational feedback to a dog that is in a social setting;
- Use All-or-None Reward Training to decrease and eliminate reactivity and regain calmness, focus, and control;
- Set up controlled classical conditioning scenarios;
- Block antisocial stimuli and signaling through the use of Come, Sit and Watch commands;
- Use Differential Classical Conditioning (DCC) to enable simultaneous Operant and Classical Conditioning without unintentionally reinforcing reactivity;
- Use the Jolly Routine for Classical Conditioning;
- Maintain a dog’s pro-social temperament throughout their entire life.
What are the requirements?
- Students should have a basic understanding of dog training
- Before working with any dog you should understand their history of aggression. How reactive are they? What stimuli are they sensitive to? What damage have they caused in the past?
Summary of Main Course Features
- Instructor: Dr. Ian Dunbar, Expert dog trainer, veterinarian and animal behaviorist
- Lectures: 15
- On-demand video: 6 hours
- Articles: 2
- Downloadable Resources: 2
- Skill Level: Intermediate Level
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