1.5 CEUs Available for CCPDT, IAABC, and KPA
Q&A Time with Amy
A recording of 30 minutes of insightful Q&A with Amy is included!
Access to the recording is available for one year from the date of purchase!
Can you make your dog laugh? Can you interact in play socially without your dog going over the top, or just leaving you for better things? Social play is fun and therapeutic, but doesn't always come naturally to us! Come learn with Amy how to connect to your dog by playing like a dog! And for dogs for whom life is an over threshold event, therapeutic play is even more important. We all need better tools to help our dogs lighten up, shake off the tension, and learn they're safe in the world. Play can also help you more accurately assess threshold, help you get emotional change in dogs, and build your own sensitivity to the subtle changes that happen before real discomfort sets in. In this webinar you’ll learn the art of conversation, how to collaboratively negotiate play, to give your dog an equal voice, and to have fun together without going over the top!
Dr. Cook is an International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, a longstanding professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), and was one of the first trainers nationally to become a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through independent evaluation. Dr. Cook received her Ph.D. in Psychology from UC Berkeley, with her research focusing on the dog-human relationship and its effect on the problem solving strategies dogs employ. Dr. Cook is the founder and creator of the Play Way, a new way to address behavior problems in dogs, and is a popular instructor for the online school, The Fenzi Dog Sports Academy. She has been training dogs for nearly 30 years, and has specialized in the rehabilitation of stressed and fearful dogs for over 20 years.