New Click to Calm Course for Instructors
Transform the Lives of Dogs and the People Who Love Them
I am excited to share with you my new Karen Pryor Academy Course:
"Click to Calm for Instructors": Solutions for Dog Reativity & Aggression.
I have thought about doing this for years. I can't believe it's finally here!!!!
This course is designed to help dog trainers and owners alike develop a clear understanding of how an animal learns, cultivate better engagement and communication with their pet, and teach calming and obedience skills that are essential for successful dog training. Not only will you learn the fundamentals of canine behavior, but you will also gain practical skills that can be used in everyday life.
Please visit the Course Website, and join our community of like minded Click to Calm practitioners.
Emma Parsons, KPA CTP, APDT, CDBC has been training dogs for more than 30 years, and was most recently the Canine Behavior Training Consultant for the VCA Rotherwood Animal Hospital in Newton, MA. before taking on private clients full time.
She specializes in managing and rehabilitating the reactive and aggressive dog.
Emma is a faculty member of Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior as well as of the Karen Pryor ClickerExpo conferences.
She gives "Click to Calm" seminars around the world, teaching others how to manage and rehabilitate reactive and aggressive dogs.
She is also a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC).
Emma holds a BA degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and shares her life with her husband, Greg, and their current clicker-trained dogs — Auustyn, a Golden, Joshua a Border Collie & new Golden Puppy Spirt-Rayne
The “Click to Calm” methodology
The “Click to Calm” methodology utilizes the science of clicker training to effectively and creatively develop strategies that will help calm and manage the reactive/aggressive dog. This program is designed specifically for any dog that is uncomfortable around certain types of stimuli: the most common being people and other dogs. It is also a great program for newly adopted shelter dogs.
What I am going to present to you is my own case study about my golden retriever, Benjamin. It was through Ben that I met Karen Pryor and, thus, found some of the most effective ways to deal with aggression and fear-based behavior in dogs.I purchased Ben from a breeder at seven weeks of age with the intent of showing him in competition obedience. At the age of five months, we started working with a wonderful obedience competition coach by the name of Patty Ruzzo, who employs purely operant conditioning training techniques. Ben blossomed under her tutelage.