Director of Operations AmeriVet Partners Somerville, MA, United States
General Veterinary Technician Session: Aggression directed toward unfamiliar people entering the home is a common behavior complaint of dog owners and it might be increasing due to the pandemic and a lack of visitors for a long period of time. Many pet owners are skeptical they will be able to make training progress because they do not (or are unable to) have many visitors. Great! Training needs to start without unfamiliar people in the home. This session will explore behavior modification strategies for safely, humanely, and effectively addressing aggression towards unfamiliar people in the home as part of a complete veterinary behavioral treatment plan.
Define canine territorial aggression
Identify the prevalence of territorial aggression
List environmental management strategies to keep everyone safe and minimize the practice of the behavior
Recognize 3 behavior modification and training strategies for working with dogs displaying aggression toward unfamiliar people entering the home