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Safe and Skilled: Behaviors That Defuse Dangerous Situations

The right behavior can stop a reactive or aggressive episode in its tracks! It can prevent an episode from happening, or it can shorten the duration of an event. In this Session, you will learn how to teach dogs these essential behaviors, discuss how to use them more effectively, and learn how selecting the proper cues will also solidify the reliability of these behaviors. When foundation behaviors are described, these behaviors, performed at the level of performance criteria, are not what most people think of. But for any dog around other dogs, perhaps they should be! These behaviors include: Get Behind, Back-Up Sit, Recall with Back-Up, Back-Up with Down, and Emergency Recall.

Emma Parsons

Emma Parsons has been training dogs for more than 20 years and specializes in managing and rehabilitating the reactive and aggressive dog. Emma is a faculty member of Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior (KPA), as well as a ClickerExpo faculty member. She gives Click to Calm seminars around the world, teaching others how to manage and rehabilitate reactive and aggressive dogs. Emma is the author of Click to Calm: Healing the Aggressive Dog and Teaching the Reactive Dog Class, as well as some best-selling DVDs. She is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC).

Emma holds a B.A. degree from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and shares her life with her husband, Greg, and their four clicker-trained dogs: three Goldens, Lizzie-Taylor, Kayden-Blue, Austyn-Roque; and a Papillon, Wylie-Rae.