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Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles, since 1877

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Mar 23–Mar 29

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Attend a seminar by dog behavior expert Sue Sternburg at the spcaLA PD Pitchford Companion Animal Village and EducationCenter in Long Beach! The schedule is as follows:

DOG-DOG BEHAVIOR: Group Dynamics-Adults & Puppies
Saturday • July 14th • 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

A look at dog-dog introductions, appropriate and inappropriate greetings, frustration, aggression, match making and compatibility. An overview of differing play styles will be covered. Puppies- healthy play, risky play, proper socialization, etc.

ASSESSING FOR DOG-DOG AGGRESSION: Arousal, Aggression, & Compatibility
Saturday • July 14th • 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Assessing for dog-dog aggression, looking at frustration: includes "Assess-a-Pet" for dog to dog aggression Greetings and Introductions-- a look at on-lead greetings. Also the special issues in the agility and other settings, when "drive" and arousal may be heightened to where frustration and displays mimic aggression.

DOG PARKS & DOGGIE DAY CARE : Shelter Groupings & Multi-Dog Households
Sunday • July 15th • 9:00 am - 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Identifying the common cast of characters, compatible playmates, incompatible playmates, dangerous situations brewing, What makes a healthy dog park? Setting up / crafting healthy dog playgroups, Creating healthy kennel partners for shelters, a guide for shelter workers. Multiple Dog Households-- owning more than one, potential problems and how to avoid them.

Sunday • July 15th • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Sue will be using techniques to assess a dog's levels of problematic behaviors, and then outline behavior management plans and demo techniques. The demos will be on 4 basic "reward-based tools" necessary for the problematic dog. There will likely NOT be any exciting aggression displays, but rather the introduction of the tedious steps required to successfully manage that dog.

For more information on pricing, registration, etc., visit puppyworks.com.