Behavior Seminars

Overview

Behavior Seminars

The Sacramento SPCA is dedicated to helping build stronger bonds between dogs and their people by offering quality educational resources.

Attend one of our upcoming seminars to learn more about Sibling Rivalry, Reactivity, Fear & Anxiety and more!

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Resource Guarding

Resource Guarding
For Dogs Who Don't Share

Does your dog growl when you try to take his stuff? Do you end up playing Keep Away with your dog every time she takes something she’s not supposed to? Does your dog eat food and other items before you can take them away? Your dog is exhibiting resource guarding behavior. 

Resource guarding is frequently caused or made worse by people following bad advice. Learn what science tells us about this behavior, how to prevent it in new dogs and puppies, and how to change problem behavior.

These seminars are for humans only. PLEASE DO NOT BRING DOGS.

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Home Alone

Home Alone
Separation Anxiety Seminar

Separation anxiety is a panic disorder in dogs that is stressful for everyone. The solutions vary depending on each dog and common recommendations found online often provide no relief or make things worse. Learn how to help your dog feel more comfortable when you leave.

These seminars are for humans only. PLEASE DO NOT BRING DOGS.

Includes lecture, photo and video examples. Presented by Sacramento SPCA Behavior and Training Specialist, Lisa Mullinax, CDBC.

Ticket Price: $59

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Leash Monsters

Leash Monsters: Reactivity
Manage and Modify Reactivity on Walks

In this seminar, we’ll give you some tips and tricks that will help you teach your dog to walk on leash without barking and/or lunging at other dogs, people, cars, etc.  We’ll also provide management and training strategies that will help build focus in your dog and work toward a happy, healthy, non-reactive relationship.

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Fear & Phobias

Brave Dog: Fear & Phobias
Build Your Dog's Confidence

Learn the most humane and effective ways to help dogs who struggle with fear or anxiety! You are a dog’s best hope for learning to feel safer in their world.   Pet owners, trainers, shelter and vet staff, as well as foster care providers will all gain valuable information to improve their dog handling skills.

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Dog Speak

Dog Speak
Canine Body Language

Has your dog’s behavior ever caught you by surprise? Dogs often let us know how they’re feeling and what they’re about to do with subtle signals before they react. Unless you know what to look for, you might miss them! Learn how to read what your dog is saying, which can help prevent frights, fights, and bites! This is the first installment of our Dog Pro series for those who work and volunteer with dogs, as well as dog owners of all experience levels.

These seminars are for humans only. PLEASE DO NOT BRING DOGS.