24 and 25 June 2020
78 Namly Place, Singapore 267229
Michael Shikashio CDBC
Michael Shikashio, CDBC, is the past president of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), and provides private consultations working exclusively with dog aggression cases through his business AggressiveDog.com. Michael is fully certified through the IAABC and is a full member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT).
He is sought after for his expert opinion by numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, New York Post, Baltimore Sun, WebMD, Women’s Health Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, The Chronicle of the Dog, and Steve Dale’s Pet World.
Michael is a featured speaker at conferences, universities, and seminars around the world, and offers a variety of workshops, webinars, and online courses on the topic of canine aggression, and founded the Aggression in Dogs Master Course.
Who should Attend?
Animal Behaviour Consultants
Shelter Staff and Volunteers
Shelter Staff and Volunteers
Veterinary and Veterinary Technician
Groomers and other Animal Professionals
Experienced Dog Owners
Program Day One 9AM – 5PM
- Keeping it Simple in Aggression Cases
This presentation will feature the typical “flow” of an aggression case and why keeping it simple for clients can promote participation and success!
- Staying Safe in Aggression Cases
Keeping yourself and others safe when working with clients in aggression cases is crucial to avoid the consequences for dog bites. Strategies and equipment that ensure safety will be highlighted in this presentation.
- Precursors to Aggression: Getting the Pot Off the Stove Before Someone Gets Burnt!
What are the signals that come before the growling, snarling, snapping, lunging, and biting? We will look at video of dog body language, as well as discuss common, and not so common scenarios that often precede dog bites.
- Prognosis and Realistic Goal Setting
The prognosis is one of the most crucial aspects of working behavior cases which helps clients understand the potential outcome for their unique situation and is essential for avoiding burnout and compassion fatigue by setting realistic goals. Each of the 18 variables to form an objective outlook in an aggression case will be covered in this talk.
Dog Aggression Cases: Behavior Change in Action
This part of the seminar will highlight real case examples with video demonstrating successful resolutions from start to finish!
Program Day Two 9AM – 5PM
- Client Consulting – Navigating Difficult Conversations, Improving Client Commitment, and Fostering Success
Effective communication with clients is an essential skill in aggression cases. The most common “communication hurdles” we can encounter as behavior consultants, and sample scripts to ensure client participation will be covered.
- How to Break up a Dog Fight
Breaking up a dog fight is an essential skill for professionals working with dog aggression. We will discuss safe and effective techniques to break up the two main styles of dog fights.
- Intra-Household Dog to Dog Aggression
One of the most difficult types of aggression cases a trainer or behavior consultant can encounter is dogs that have a history of fighting in the home. This presentation will detail protocols for working with intra-household dog to dog aggression and include real case examples with video.
- Resource Guarding – Principles and Behavior Cases
We will focus on the key components to working resource guarding cases and see the techniques involved to modifying this common dog behavior!