In this course, you’ll learn the science behind the development and effective treatment of canine fears, phobias, and fear-based aggression. We’ll cover the basics of classical conditioning, methods for decreasing fear, the roles biology and emotion play in behavioral issues stemming from fear, the role of stress, and more.
This course covers scientific research and theory with many applications to working directly with dogs. It is not a hands-on course designed to take you through every step of the process for behavior modification. Rather it provides you with a strong understanding of how fear works and how it applies to dogs to enhance your existing approach or lay the groundwork for moving into behavior modification of fear and fear-related behaviors.
CCPDT – 8 for full students, 4 for auditors; IAABC – 10 for full students, 4 for auditors
$330 for students
(Includes 4 hours of instruction, 4 hours of discussion and application activities, course quizzes)
Monthly payment plans are available (for full students only) – 3 payments of $110/month
$200 for auditors
(Includes 4 hours of instruction)
This course is not currently being offered. Much of the information from this course is covered in the new, in-depth Unlocking Resiliency course.
Download the syllabus here.
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