If your dog has growled, snarled, snapped at or bitten any person, or if you want to understand why or how this could happen, this educational seminar is for you and your family.
According to the CDC Dog Bite Prevention center it is estimated that 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs of all breeds each year. In 2008 there were 316,200 emergency room visits and 9,500 hospital stays due to dog bites. The emergency room cost of dog bite injuries averaged $18,200 with more men needing care than women. Children from ages 5-9 had the highest percentage of hospital visits due to a dog bite.
It’s not easy to understand aggressive behaviors in animals, and it can also be embarrassing and frustrating for their human caregivers. Understanding where aggression comes from will give you the ability to help your dog and keep others safe, especially if your dog has bitten in the past.
This seminar will help you and your family understand your dog’s aggression, how to be more tuned in to his/her emotional state, and what can be done to start to help reduce incidences of aggression.
What will you learn:
- Why your dog is aggressive toward you or other people
- How to recognize early warning signs
- How to avoid an escalation of aggression
- Resources for further help
Please note - Attendance is humans-only.
Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours
Fee: $20 per person
Location: SF SPCA Mission Campus
Instructor: Lisa Stinnett, RVT, CBCC-KA, VTS Candidate, SF SPCA Behavior Specialty Service Program Manager
Upcoming Seminar Dates:
- Saturday, February 16, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM: Register now.