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Are Your Canine Clients Playing Appropriately? presented by Maxwell Muir

  • Thursday, January 26, 2017
  • Monday, December 27, 2021
  • Recorded Webinar


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Virtual Summit Recorded Webinar

(One of 25 webinars that were featured in PPG's August Virtual Pet Care Summit)

Presented by Maxwell Muir


This presentation will be aimed at those who work in various aspects of the pet care industry. It will be beneficial for shelter workers, pet sitters, dog walkers, groomers, vet technicians, kennel hands and kennel staff. Objectives of the presentation are to provide pet care professionals with the necessary tools in administering responsible care and handling of their clients' dogs, while ensuring that the dogs have an enriched experience in as positive a way as possible keeping the utmost safety in mind. A variety of topics will cover how to enhance your observations skills, the correct way to handle dogs safely, how to choose groups suited to each other, recognizing the early signs of stress and anxiety, and how to provide enriched social outings and activities for the dog(s). This presentation is a must for anyone considering entering the professional field of dog care or for those who wish to advance their skill set in working with dogs. 

Webinar Objectives  

  • Interactions between pet care professionals and dogs; exploring how to safely interact with a small group of dogs.
  • Appropriate handling skills and effective handling techniques when walking small groups of dogs.
  • Observing healthy social contact among dogs. 
  • Recognition of stress. 
  • Providing enriching activity and mental stimulation. 
  • Ensuring safety and well-being of the dogs. 

About the Presenter

Maxwell Muir grew up in the company of hunting dogs and his father regularly took him out with the family’s many lurchers, salukis and coursing whippets. His passion and bond with dogs comes from as far back as he can remember. He continues his own education by hosting and regularly attending seminars and workshops to further his understanding of dogs, while his real passion lies in the study of wolves and wild dogs in their natural habitats. Muir holds the Compass diploma in canine aggression and is currently studying for the Compass advanced diploma in canine behavior management. He speaks publicly through his Humans and Dogs seminar series on a wide variety of dog related training and behavior topics and he has published several articles relating to canine behavior in Edinburgh Life Magazine and other small publications. He has also appeared on local radio stations presenting a weekly discussion on living harmoniously with dogs. Muir states that it is his mission to help owners understand 

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