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Counter-Conditioning Dogs to New Things and Situations Presented by Jane Bowers

  • Tuesday, August 06, 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • Live Webinar


  • For Doggone safe members
  • PPG member registration
  • A discounted rate for Pet Owner Members
  • Public registration



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Using the principles of counter-conditioning, desensitization and habituation participants will learn how to get dogs happily accepting new things and situations. These principles can be applied to teach a dog to wear new equipment like muzzles , head collars, ear protection and boots. It can also help with a dog who is worried about walking on new surfaces like boat ramps or in preparation for an activity like riding in a boat or plane.

Learning Objectives:

How to use the principles of counter-conditioning, desensitization and habituation to accustom dogs to new things and situations like:

  • Happily wearing new equipment from muzzles and head collars to boots.
  • Confidently walking on unfamiliar surfaces and footing like boat ramps.
  • Happily entering new environments like boats and planes.

    About The Presenter

    Jane has been training dogs for over two decades. She teaches people to train their dogs in group and private training courses and has a keen interest in assisting dogs with behavioral issues. Jane is also a Missing Animal Recover technician and helps people recover missing pets. Her dogs Amber and Annie help by searching for missing pets.

    Jane has a degree in psychology and is certified as a dog trainer through the Certification Council of Professional Pet Dog Trainers and as a behavior consultant through the International Association of Behavior Consultants and through the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals. Jane has a monthly newspaper column on dog related topics, is a monthly contributor to the 4Knines blog and is co-host of a national TV show called “Doggin’ it on the Coast” which is about dogs and dog - related activities. Jane is the content creator for the online course “Assessing and Interpreting Dog Behaviors” a course hosted by the Canadian Police Knowledge Network and which is for law enforcement personnel who meet unfamiliar dogs during their duties. Jane formerly taught in the Professional Dog Walker certification program at Langara College in Vancouver, B.C.

    Jane lives on a small farm with dogs, sheep, donkeys and chickens. The dogs all came from situations that prevented them from living in their original homes. The dogs range in size and age and assist with the dog training and behavioral work, whether it’s participating in the development of an online training course, working with a client’s dog or tracking a lost pet or animal.

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