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Assessing Canine Communication in High Stress Environments Presented by Jane Bowers

  • Tuesday, July 02, 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 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 PowerPoint and video, this presentation teaches what type of situations are likely to create stress in a dog, what stress and fear look like in dogs and the backgrounds of dogs who are more likely to become stressed and/ or fearful.

Once people recognize fear and stress signals in dogs, there is a lot we can do to make that dog more comfortable and prevent the dog from feeling he or she needs to escalate the signals he or she is displaying.

Learning Objectives:

  • What types of environments and situations are likely to result in a dog feeling stressed and/or frightened
  • How to recognize the signals and groups of signals displayed by a stressed or frightened dog
  • How to adjust your own behavior to help calm a frightened dog and what to avoid doing so that the situation is not escalated
  • How to manage other people in a high-stress situation so that they do not increase risk to a stressed dog or people in the vicinity.

    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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