Dealing with an aggressive pet can be a huge stressor on its guardian and/or family. Whether it is a pet that is aggressive towards other animals or humans, there are often complex social and emotional effects on the caretaker of an affected pet.
Join us in this 30 minute roundtable discussion of the emotional impact of dealing with a pet with aggression. Our panelists will discuss some of the more common challenges faced by these caregivers and some constructive ideas and tips for helping them deal with these emotions and social pressures.
APPROACH TO DIAGNOSING AND TREATING HUMAN-DIRECTED AGGRESSION: AN OVERVIEW Why Is a Diagnosis Important?
How Do I Make a Behavioral Diagnosis?
How Do I Obtain Behavioral Information?
What Tests Should Be Performed to Rule Out Physical Causes for Aggression?
What Is the Pet’s Prognosis?
What Are Our Client’s Options?
How Do We Treat a Dog with Human-Directed Aggression?
BEHAVIORAL CAUSES OF HUMAN-DIRECTED AGGRESSION
AFTER THE APPOINTMENT AND FOLLOW-UP
What Should I Do After the Appointment? How Do I Monitor Treatment?
When Do We End Treatment?
What If the Dog’s Behavior Does Not Improve?
Canine Aggression Toward People
THE CLINICIAN’S ROLE IN PREVENTING HUMAN-DIRECTED AGGRESSION
Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, Volume 44, Issue 3, May 2014, Pages 599-628. Authors: Karen Lynn C. Sueda, Rach... moreVeterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, Volume 44, Issue 3, May 2014, Pages 599-628. Authors: Karen Lynn C. Sueda, Rachel Malamed
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When confronted with an unfamiliar object, dogs, Canis familiaris, engage in social referencing, i.e. synchronizing their reaction with that of their owner. The question of whether, like infants, they do so when confronted with an unfamiliar person, has not yet been studied. We tested the reactions of 72 pet dogs (36 shepherds and 36 molossoids) that were confronted with an unfamiliar person who approached them in a neutral manner. The dogs' owners were instructed to behave in one of three ways towards the stranger: stay still, approach or retreat. The dogs performed referential looks and gaze alternations between the experimenter and their owner.
These findings suggest a new way to manage dogs' reactions in public places.
Animal Behaviour, Volume 113, March 2016, Pages 147-156. Authors: Charlotte Duranton, Thierry Bedossa, Florence Gaunet.
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Ba... moreAnimal Behaviour, Volume 113, March 2016, Pages 147-156. Authors: Charlotte Duranton, Thierry Bedossa, Florence Gaunet.
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Approved for 0.5 hour of CE credit for veterinarians and technicians by the AAVSB RACE Program, NY State and the NJVMA. The method of delivery is online and interactive. Pending approval for 0.5 CEU credit for behavior consultants by the CCPDT.
Be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories &/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of CE.