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Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour & Training

CIDBT 5003 Advanced Dog on Person Aggression

This is one of the most serious problems that dogs display and possibly the hardest dog behaviour problem to assess and handle. The increasingly stringent UK dog laws are ever changing and the public’s’ view of dogs who display aggression towards people is understandingly very intolerant. Working with dogs that display aggression to people requires extreme skill and a very broad and exacting knowledge of canine and human behaviour.

The two day workshop is an exciting and often eye opening weekend, taking you through some of the most common types of dog to human aggression, observing first-hand the physical, emotional and environmental challenges of both the dog and the dog owner.

In common with all of our courses, they are delivered with knowledge, empathy and understanding hopefully along with a little humour where appropriate.

This course is designed to guide you through the complex forms of dog to person aggression in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and, most importantly, to find ways to alter this behaviour and reform a dog’s view of people to make them not only safe members of our society, but to provide owners with realistic time scales and sensible, safe plans to get to where they need or wish to be.

Together with a vast array of films demonstrating dog on human aggression cases, lots of discussions, imparted knowledge from highly experienced practitioners, the course culminates with a real client and their dog visiting you for a behavioural consultation on day two, or you will be asked to observe a dog displaying aggression to people who is currently awaiting a home and needs reformation training both now and when that dog goes in to a new home.

This is a work-based programme that includes a 2-day workshop which is a core element of the module. Lunch and beverages are included throughout this module. The course cost is NOT inclusive of accommodation, you are however most welcome to book a room on-site at a reduced rate via your tutor or the Chartridge Lodge Conference Centre directly. (more about accommodation click here). (See ‘Workshop Date’ below)

  • To gain an understanding of how the domestic dogs mind works and the basic causes of dog on person aggression.
  • Using the students limited professional experience and video based case studies to explore a range of dog aggression characteristics
  • To discover some of the different elements that can act as triggers for dog on person aggression.
  • Discover how aggressive behaviour by a dog can result in its rejection by an individual or family member
  • Understand how the owners situation/location and family circumstances may contribute to the development of dog on person aggression
  • Discuss the importance of training strategies in the home and moreover public areas/ parks.
  • Discuss the range of solutions that rehabilitate or manage such dog types and ramifications thereof
  • Understand the law relating to working with aggressive dogs
  • Meet a client and have the opportunity to develop and conduct a behaviour consultation including information gathering, testing and practical solutions.

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Tutor for this Course

Ross McCarthy

This course costs £485. Payment can be made with PayPal (you do not need to be a member). You can pay direct to our bank, our banking details will be shown at the checkout, they will also be emailed to you if you choose this option. You can also pay by cheque, again details are shown at the checkout and emailed to you.

The next available workshop date for this course will be Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th October 2020 at the Chartridge Lodge, Chartridge Lane, Buckinghamshire, HP5 2TU

Your tutor for this course is Ross McCarthy.

This is a Home Study and workshop course, you will need to submit work online and will be expected to attend the one day workshop at the Kennel Club Education centre in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.

This course needs to be completed within six months. Extensions can be granted under exceptional circumstances.

On passing this course you will be mailed a physical certificate of pass. Please ensure we have your correct postal address.

This course is approved by the PETbc