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Click to Calm and Reactive Dog classes with Emma Parsons

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Thursday 12th September - Click To Calm

Friday 13th September - How To Teach A Reactive Dog Class

Haynes Village Hall - Bedfordshire

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Click to Calm and Reactive Dog classes with Emma Parsons

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Click to Calm: Healing the Reactive/Aggressive Dog - Thursday 12th September

Emma explains through PowerPoint presentation and videos, how to work with reactive dogs. This will cover: how to check them for medical issues, how to implement Effective Home Management, how to teach them a set of Default Behaviors and finally how to shape the dog's emotions through the Click To Calm technique.

What is Click To Calm? The “Click to Calm” methodology teaches the handler how to communicate and interact with her dog safely in a formerly challenging environment. In turn, the dog learns how to keep himself safe by maintaining emotional self-control. Instead of the dog reacting at the end of his leash, he remains a thinking dog and gives his attention directly to the handler. Once this happens, the handler can then insert alternate or incompatible behaviors for him to perform. Eventually the cue of the aversive stimulus (commonly strangers and other dogs) becomes the cue, in and of itself, to give the handler voluntary eye contact.

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.

Who is it for? This 1 day seminar is perfect for both pet parents and instructors who want to learn the technique.

How to teach a reactive dog class - Friday 13th September

Attendees will walk away with a 6-week Click To Calm curriculum on what to teach in the class. Also discussed will be how to make this decision, what to look for in assistants, what the physical space/equipment should be and how to break up the information so that students of any level will be successful.

Who is it for? How To Teach A Reactive Dog Class is for instructors who are thinking about teaching a reactive dog class.

Where and what time?

Haynes Village Hall, 25 Northwood End Rd, Haynes, Bedford MK45 3QB

9:30 registration for 10.00am start, 5pm finish

An optional sandwich buffet lunch is available at £7 per person per day, payable on the day. We need to book in advance so please let us know at least 2 weeks before the event if you would like to take up this option.

Private sessions - Saturday 14th September - further booking required

We have some very limited spaces for private 90 minute sessions with Emma on Saturday 14th September. The specific venue is TBC but it will be around either Haynes (Bedfordshire) or Royston (Hertfordshire). These can be shared between up to three 1 handler/1 dog teams and cost:

£140 for one dog / handler

£220 for two dog / handler teams

£270 for three dog / handler teams. 

If you are interested, please contact sally@dog-and-bone.co.uk with a very brief description of your dog and their problems, and letting us know whether you would be happy to share your slot with someone else. 

Who is it for? People who have attended the Click To Calm seminar, who have a reactive dog and would like personalised help. 

Accommodation suggestions

Please visit www.dog-and-bone.co.uk/accommodation for nearby accommodation suggestions. 

Emma Parsons

Emma ParsonsEmma Parsons, KPA CTP, APDT, CDBC has been training dogs for more than 20 years, and is currently the Canine Behavior Training Consultant for the VCA Rotherwood Animal Hospital in Newton, MA.

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 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 four clicker-trained dogs—three Goldens, Lizzie-Taylor, Kayden-Blue, Austyn-Roque, and a Papillion, Wylie-Rae.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Can I bring my dog?
A. This is a seminar with powerpoint and video demonstrations so only registered assistance dogs will be permitted inside the venue. 

Q. I have a specific question, can I contact you?
A. Yes, send an e-mail to info@dog-and-bone.co.uk or phone us on the number at the bottom of this page. Leave a message on the answerphone, if necessary, and someone will get back to you.

Q:  Are there discounts for groups, students or rescue organisations?
A. Discounts are available for Charity workers and volunteers, students and Naturally Happy Dogs members. Contact us for the code to use at the checkout. Charity worker/volunteer or student evidence will be required either in advance or on the door.

Q:  If I can’t come, can someone else come in my place?
A: Yes, that’s perfectly fine, we’d just need their name and contact details. If we receive this less than 48 hours before the event then we will not be able to provide a replacement certificate. 

Q:  Will I receive a certificate of attendance?
A: Yes, all attendees receive a certificate of attendance which can be used as evidence of CPD.

Q: Will I receive a printed ticket?
A: No, but you will receive confirmation of your place via e-mail and further information around 2 weeks before the event.

Q: Is lunch included?
A. Complementary tea, coffee and biscuits will be available. An optional sandwich buffet lunch is available at £7 per person, payable on the day. We need to book in advance so please let us know at least 2 weeks before the event. 

Q:  What is the refund policy?
A. For information about refunds and other terms, please visit our Terms and Conditions page

Q:  Will the event be recorded / will photos be taken?
A. Photos and videos are often taken by Dog & bone at their events, either for social media, advertising or for DVDs of the events. If you do not want to appear on any photos, please let us know at the beginning of each day. 

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