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Nicole Wilde-Helping Fearful Dogs

nicole wildeMany dog owners, shelter/rescue workers, trainers, and other canine professionals find anxiety, fears, and phobias to be among the most challenging behaviors to treat. This information-packed workshop combines lecture, photographs, and extensive video footage to explore the art of working with fearful dogs, with some overlap into fear-based aggression.  

Topics include: 

          -Causes and prevention

          -How fear manifests

          -Recognized and lesser-known stress signals

          -How to work with fearful dogs in the home

          -Suggestions for group classes

          -A Firm Foundation program on which dogs can build confidence

          -Skills owners should know

          -Skills to teach dogs

          -What training equipment is (and is not!) appropriate

Interactive exercises include participation in solving a fear-related case history. You will also learn how specific complementary therapies and products can make your treatment plans even more successful. Whether you are a professional or non-professional, you will leave with a better understanding of shy, anxious, and fearful dogs, and plenty of new techniques and ideas you can try out immediately.

Nicole Wilde is an internationally recognized award-winning author and lecturer, as well as a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA). Her nine books include So You Want to be a Dog Trainer, Help for Your Fearful Dog, and Don’t Leave Me! Step-by-Step Help for Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety ( In addition to working with dogs, Nicole has worked with wolves and wolfdogs for over fifteen years and is considered an expert in the field.  

Nicole is the recipient of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers’ prestigious Ian Dunbar Member of the Year Award for 2006, and is a popular speaker at the organization’s conferences. She is on the Advisory Board of the Companion Animal Sciences Institute, the educational branch for the International Institute for Applied Companion Animal Behavior. Nicole educates professional trainers and others online and in print, and writes an “Ask the Expert” column for Modern Dog Magazine.

Nicole lives in southern California with her two northern breed dogs, sled loads of dog hair, and one very understanding husband. She runs Gentle Guidance Dog Training, and continues to write and publish books and to teach seminars worldwide. Her blog, Wilde About Dogs, can be found at You can also find Nicole on Facebook as NicoleWildeAuthor and on Twitter @NicoleWIlde.

The fee before May 31, 2013 is $115. After May 31, the fee will be $135.

Due to space limitations we will not be permitted to have dogs in the meeting room--no exceptions.

No videotaping or audio taping is permitted.

Radisson Hotel
2303 N. Mayfair Road
Wauwatosa, WI   53226


Thursday, August 22, 2013.

A full refund will be issued if requested before Friday, August 16, 2013. No refunds or credits will be issued after that time. All refunds must be requested by email or phone. There are no exceptions to this policy.

The fee for this seminar includes:
• Continuing Education Credits (CEU's)
      ◦ CPDT-KA - 6CEU 

Online Registration is now closed. Walk in registrations are welcome, however we will be unable to provide the continental breakfast or lunch to walk-ins.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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