I started my dog training career in a doggie daycare where I observed and interacted with groups of dogs all day, and that really helped me understand the group dog dynamic. Now one of my specialties is dog-dog interactions.
With more and more dog parks opening up nationwide, we have more opportunities to get dogs together than ever before. The problem is that even though we love the idea of dogs playing together, most people have no idea what’s really going on and it often turns bad.
To dive deep into the topic of dog group interactions I brought in the best in the field: dog training legend and shelter superstar Sue Sternberg. Sue is the founder and director of Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption, she’s an innovator in creating shelter programs and protocols, she’s an author, speaker, educator, and has has over 3 decades of dog behavior experience.
Recently Sue has spent a lot of time studying and working in dog parks and shelters, and shares some some really amazing insight on dog behavior when in groups. Listen in and be prepared to learn a lot. I promise you’ll never see a dog park the same way again.
In this episode you’ll learn:
- The dangers of getting dogs together in groups
- What “red alert behaviors” to look out for
- How we can help dogs play together safely
- The best way to start a dog-dog play program in a shelter
- How Sue’s new iPhone app can help you and your dog stay out of trouble
Dog-Dog Group Dynamics seminar – 5/11 – 5/12 2013 in Madison, WI
Sociability vs. Aggression in Pet Dogs seminar – 6/8 – 6/9 2013 in Accord, NY
To get a copy of Sue’s Red Alert Cards email her at firstname.lastname@example.org