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All About Anxiety

Recorded on Saturday, April 24 and 25, 2021

1 topic, 2 days, 3 experts, 4 everyone!

Anxiety is a normal behavior that occurs in most animals, however it becomes problematic, especially among companion dogs, when it escalates to harmful degrees of severity, intensity, or frequency. Understanding anxiety can be very confusing and overwhelming. It looks like fear or stress, but there are differences. It occurs in this situation but not that. Your vet says this, your trainer says that. A Google search results in conflicting information like: comforting anxiety makes it better, comforting anxiety makes it worse, anxious dogs are not being vindictive, problem dogs need discipline. Your neighbor wants you to try this oil, your coworker gives you that blog, and on and on. It can be enough to drive anyone crazy – which is why this event was created.

Join three different behavior professionals who regularly and successfully work with dog anxiety for two informative days. They will teach you to better understand anxiety as a whole, learn how it develops, and discover ways to help dogs finally get some relief. From dog lover to dog professional, this event is appropriate for all audiences.

Purchasing the on-demand version includes:

  • Recordings of both days
  • Access to a recording of all sessions through October 31, 2021.

CEUs: 9hrs through CCPDT, IAABC, KPA, and PPG. Conference meets the requirements for 9 continuing education credits (CEUs) for Certified Professional Pet Sitters-CPPS®

Presenters

Moira Hechenleitner

Moira Hechenleitner, DVM, CSAT

Dr. Moira Hechenleitner graduated from Mayor University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007, in Santiago, Chile. She is a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT), with a postgraduate in Animal-Assisted Therapy. Dr. Hechenleitner is a founding board member of the Chilean Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT Chile) and has worked as a canine behavior consultant for 11 years offering consultation services to pet owners, teaching courses to dog trainers, and giving seminars internationally. She currently resides in Mystic, Connecticut and helps dogs and their families from all over the world overcome separation anxiety. www.moirahechenleitner.com/en

Katenna Jones

Katenna Jones, ScM, ACAAB, CCBC, CDBC, CPDT-KA

Through Jones Animal Behavior, Katenna Jones provides in-person and virtual behavior consultations as well as educational seminars to pet owners, rescues, and pet professionals. She speaks at international events, contributes to a wide variety of publications, and is author of Fetching the Perfect Dog Trainer: Getting the Best for You and Your Dog. Katenna began her career as a volunteer dog walker in 1999 and went on to earn her Master’s Degree from Brown University where she studied animal behavior, learning and cognition. Eventually, she became a cruelty investigator, worked for American Humane Association and also for the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Katenna is an Associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, Certified Cat and Dog Behavior Consultant, Certified Pet Dog Trainer, and a Certified Fear Free Trainer. She shares her RI home with one husband, two cats, seven chickens, four ducks, and several thousand bees. www.JonesAnimalBehavior.com

Erika Lessa

Erika Lessa, dip.CBST, CDBT, CDBC, CPDT-KA

Erika’s career working with dogs unknowingly began almost 20 years ago when she adopted a dog with developing aggression issues. In the course of his rehabilitation she was introduced to the world of dog behavior. Her education was self-directed incorporating hands on experience, multiple apprenticeships, and several structured learning programs. She most recently received her Diploma in Canine Behavior Science & Technology from the Companion Animal Science Institute requiring approximately 500 course hours. Her professional certifications include Certified Dog Behavior Technologist, Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, Certified Professional Dog Trainer Knowledge Assessed, and is a Fear-Free Certified Trainer. Professional memberships include Pet Professional Guild (PPG) and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). She has been published in the IAABC Journal, local media outlets, as well as developed and co-presented webinars, workshops, and programs on canine social interactions. Erika has helped many shelters and rescues with adoption transition support for difficult-to-adopt and marginal dogs, and does staff and volunteer training in the area of behavior, enrichment, and building social groups. Currently, she is living with 3 rescue dogs of her own. www.cooperationcanine.com

Schedule for Saturday, April 24

Time (EST) Presentation Presenter
8:00 AM
Welcome!
Content
8:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Understanding Anxiety
Katenna Jones
9:50 - 11:20 AM
Identifying Anxiety in a Multi-Dog Home
Erika Lessa
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
What Nobody Told You About Separation Anxiety
Moira Hechenleitner
1:00 PM
Wrap Up

Schedule for Sunday, April 25

Time (EST) Presentation Presenter
8:00 AM
Welcome!
Content
8:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Separation Anxiety: Behavior Change in Action
Moira Hechenleitner
9:50 - 11:20 AM
Anxiety and Aggression in a Multi-Dog Home
Erika Lessa
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
The Reality of Adopting an Anxious dog
Katenna Jones
1:00 PM
Wrap Up

10% discount for 501c3 shelter and rescue staff/volunteers. 10% discount for group registrations of 10 or more. Email info@hippocampusonline.com for details.