• December 5, 2015
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Human Directed Fear/Aggression Seminar

My goal is to build your dogs confidence when near one person or a group.  The process was designed by Ian Dunbar back in the 90’s and has been adapted by Suzanne Clothier in a process call Treat/Retreat – Help for the fearful & shy dog.

Using a positive approach initiated by the dog himself, human participants in the class will learn how to interact with the dog by sitting, standing, as well as retreating. Once the dog has progressed positively in these less-intense dog-facilitated interacts, the dog will be put in new situations that might include some physical contact, larger groups of people, changes of postures and movements of human volunteers. The number of people, duration of contact, speed of movements, the distance and number of repetitions is all set by the dog.
Here are some key topics that will be covered in this seminar:
  • Invasion of space and social pressure
  • How reinforcers are used to increase confidence and not used as a bribe
  • Safety during these slow progression training sessions
  • Understanding your dogs threshold 
Poetic Gold Farm, 7 Trillium Lane, Falmouth
December 5th, 2015 10am-12pm
Handler/ Dog teams (max 6 teams)- $90
Handler without dog (auditor spots- 20 available)- $30
For handlers bringing dogs, please make sure to bring copies of current vaccination history (rabies, parvo, distemper) as well as your dog’s favorite toy, mat, and tasty treats.
All participants (handlers with and without dogs) are encouraged to bring seating (a lawn chair) as seating at the training center is limited. 
Checks can be made payable to: Judy Moore, 4 Merion Way, Cumberland ME 04021



7 Trillium Lane, Falmouth, Maine, 04105, United States