Aggression Cases - Applied Behaviour Modification, Safety, and Defensive Handling


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Included in fee(s):

  • Presentation handouts
  • Refreshments & snacks
  • Free wifi
  • Certificate of Attendance

Final event details can always be subject to change. Please ensure you have added our email address to your "safe list" so that we do not end up in your junk folder! 

Aggression Cases - Applied Behaviour Modification, Safety, and Defensive Handling


Day One - Dog to Human Aggression

  • Understand the ramifications for dog bites
  • What to know before taking aggression cases
  • Canine body language including precursors to aggression
  • What to do BEFORE meeting with client
  • Additional safety measures to have in place
  • Safety and management equipment
  • How to set up an assessment room
  • How to take dogs in and out of kennels safely
  • Initial greetings in aggression cases with video examples
  • Defensive handling and leash skills including leash locks, muzzle wraps, back ties, accordion leash holds, and more
  • What to do if attacked by a dog
  • Presentation of "resource guarding" case in shelter environment
  • Presentation of case studies with video of dog to human aggression and how to choose appropriate tools and techniques

* Presentation includes hands-on practice of defensive handling and leash skills


Day Two - Dog to Dog Aggression

  • Dog-dog interactions with video examples
  • Canine body language in dog-dog interactions including precursors to aggression
  • How to introduce dogs to each other in shelter and home environments
  • How to break up a dog fight
  • Leash handling skills when working dog-dog cases
  • Shelter dog playgroups
  • What to do with off leash dogs that approach the dog you're handling
  • Presentation of case studies with video of dog to dog aggression and how to choose appropriate tools and techniques
  • Presentation of dog-dog aggression case in shelter environment
  • * Presentation includes hands-on practice of defensive handling and leash skills

Booking Policies

  • Full refunds will be given minus a $50 administration fee for requests made before July 27 2018. 50% refunds will be given for requests made before September 27 2018. No refunds will be made after this. 
  • Should you be unable to attend, you may choose to transfer/sell your ticket. If you do so, you must notify us in writing at info [at] thetcce [dot] com at least two (2) weeks prior to the event.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I bring my pet? This is a humans-only event due to the nature of the topic. Please make alternate arrangements for your pets! 
  • Are service dogs allowed? Absolutely, according to our laws, service dogs are permitted, however, emotional support and therapy pets are not permitted at this event. 
  • Will we be working with live dogs? During this event, we will be working with fake/stuffed life-sized dogs as we cannot re-create aggression, nor is it safe to do so. 
  • Can you recommend a place nearby to stay? Yes! Send us an email at info [at] thetcce [dot] com and we will provide you with a list. 
  • I have food allergies / dietary restrictions - will I be accommodated? We will be offering a range of food from meat/cheese options, soups, salads, vegetables and fruits, as well as baked goods. We are unable to affordably offer vegan or gluten-free options, so if the standard options do not suit you, we ask that you bring appropriate snacks or a bagged lunch. 
  • Do you offer a group discount rate? Yes! We're happy to provide a 10% discount for groups of six (6) people or more. Please be advised that our refund policy for groups would be adjusted to reflect the discount.