Bites of Biology and Behaviorism – Aggression On the Inside and Out

Bites of Biology and Behaviorism – Aggression On the Inside and Out


When dealing with cases of canine aggression, it is essential to examine the internal biological factors and external environmental conditions that may contribute to the animal's behavior. This comprehensive approach to understanding the influences on behavior enhances the likelihood of successful outcomes when addressing problematic behaviors like aggression.


In this insightful session, Eco-biologist Dr. Tim Lewis and Aggression Specialist Mike Shikashio CDBC will explore the "inner and outer" factors affecting aggressive behavior in dogs. Dr. Lewis will provide a biologist's perspective, while Mike will offer insights from a behaviorist's standpoint. From examining antecedents to exploring the amygdala, or studying consequences to understanding cortisol levels, this presentation promises a thorough exploration of aggression.


Join us for this engaging and interactive talk, where we will sharpen our observational skills and analyze various instances of aggressive behaviors.

What's included?

  • CEUs

    1.5 CEUs approved for CCPDT, IAABC, and KPA

  • Q&A Time with Tim and Mike!

    30 minutes of bonus Q&A time with Dr. Tim and Mike!

  • Recordings available!

    Lifetime access to the recording!

Your Speakers!

Michael Shikashio

Michael Shikashio, CDBC, is the founder of AggressiveDog.com and focuses on teaching other professionals from around the world on how to successfully work aggression cases. He is a five-term president of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and was the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) Member of the Year in 2020. Michael is sought after for his expert opinion by numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, New York Post, Fox News, The List TV, Baltimore Sun, WebMD, Women’s Health Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, SiriusXM Radio, The Chronicle of the Dog, and Steve Dale’s Pet World. He also hosts the popular podcast show “The Bitey End of the Dog” where he chats with the foremost experts on dog aggression. He has been a featured keynote speaker at conferences, universities, and seminars in more than 200 cities and 14 different countries around the world, and offers a variety of educational opportunities on the topic of canine aggression, including the Aggression in Dogs Master Course and the annual Aggression in Dogs Conference.

Eco-biologist, PhD

Dr. Tim Lewis

Tim Lewis has a PhD in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and studies a wide range of animals from turtles to domestic dogs. His classes include the biology of dogs, ecology, neuroecology, natural history, and evolution. He is a Professor of Biology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. An award-winning teacher, he gives talks about dog biology around the country. He recently published Dog Biology: From gonads, through guts, to ganglia, available in English and German. Two border collies allow him to cohabitate in their home.