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Predatory Behavior in Dogs presented by Jean Donaldson

  • Monday, February 20, 2023
  • 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024
  • 8:00 PM
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Predatory Behavior in Dogs with Jean Donaldson


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This presentation will offer an understanding of predatory behavior in dogs as well as the strategy options for training and managing it. What is our best bet for training a recall in a predatory dog without the use of aversive stimuli (R-)? And is it possible to improve a dog who is predatory towards resident cats?

Learning Objectives

  1. Thorough understanding of what predation is and the predatory sequence in dogs 
  2. Contrast predatory motivation with fight/flight 
  3. Usual presentations with training and management strategies overview
  4. Recall training without aversives 
  5.  Protocol for living with cats

    About Your Presenter

    Jean is the founder and principal instructor of The Academy for Dog Trainers, a two-year comprehensive professional program in evidence-based pet dog training, behavior, class teaching and behavior counseling. The Academy celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2019 and has certified over one thousand behavior counselors and trainers.

    She is a four-time winner of The Dog Writers' Association of America's Maxwell Award, and her books include The Culture Clash, Dogs are from Neptune, Fight! A Practical Guide to Dog-Dog Aggression, and Train Your Dog Like a Pro. In 2017, Jean was recruited to create and teach Dog Training 101 for The Great Courses, a 24-part series on dog training and behavior.

    Her own dogs and dogs she has trained have earned numerous titles and wins in a variety of dog sports, including OTCh, TDX, HIT and FDCh. Before founding The Academy, Jean did exclusively referral aggression cases for six years.

    A native of Montreal, Canada, she lives in California, with her dog, Brian, adopted in 2015. Her interests include evolutionary biology, baseball analytics, baking, helping Chow Chows, the history of the British monarchy, and music.

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