Millions of dog bites to children are reported each year;
many more are not. The ones most likely to NOT be
reported are the ones within a family. The widespread myth
about preventing and resolving these problems is that the
child must be “dominant” over the dog. Do we
really expect a 3 year old to “dominate” a
dog that may be twice her size?
When these problems are misunderstood, it’s more
likely children will be injured and dogs will end up at
the local shelter or even worse, be put to sleep. Pet professionals,
from veterinarians to trainers, have a huge challenge when
a parent seeks your help. Not only do you need to
evaluate the dog, but, more importantly, you need to take
a close look at the family dynamics and how each child
in the family interacts with the dog.
In this class, Pia will give you the benefit of her experience
of how you can help parents better understand the nature
of the problem, and bridge the communication gap - between
parent and child as well as between the dog and his family.
You’ll learn what you can do to take a proactive
approach to ensure that children remain safe and dogs remain
in their homes! As with dogs, children go through
stages in their lives from crawling infants to walking
toddlers to the toughest time, adolescence! Pia will
give tips, tricks and tools to get the pet parent on board,
on how to deal with children of all ages, as well as ideas
for getting buy-in from children - - not an easy task!
Not only is Pia the Director of Behavior and Training
at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in Madison
NJ but the co-author of the award winning book “Raising
Puppies and Kids Together – A Guide for Parents” so
she is uniquely prepared to teach this class.
The course comes with class notes and recommended readings.
This class is approved for 1.5 CEUs from CCPDT and CACVT.
Can’t make the live course? No worries – online replays are
available immediately after each session and for one week following the
end of the course. CEUs can be earned through listening to the replays
by correctly emailing us answers to “test” questions given
during the class
To ensure optimal class participation, class
size requires a minimum of 7 people and a maximum of 20.
This class isn't currently scheduled. Please sign up for our ezine "Pet Behavior One Piece at a Time" to be notified about when it will be offered next. Also coming soon, On-Demand tele-webcasts of many of our most popular tele-webinars! Take the class on-line, on your schedule, and get your CEUs!
Call or email for further information. 303-932-9095
The class lasts approximately 1 ¼ hour.