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Stress in Dogs - Yes it Matters!

Stress in Dogs - Yes it Matters!

  • Thursday, October 28, 2021
  • 8:00 AM
  • Friday, November 10, 2023
  • 9:00 AM
  • Live Webinar: AEDT


  • Paid up members of any membership type
  • PPGA Pet Owner members (non paying members) and members of the public

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Stress in Dogs - Yes it Matters!

Presented by Diane Garrod

20% off Diane's book when you attend this webinar!!

“The way a dog communicates alters the circuitry of their brain. On the flip side, the way a dog is communicated ‘to’ by family members (or others, including family pets, strange dogs and strange people) also alters the circuitry of their brain. Mindful communication equals transformation and behavior change.”

Just in the way we communicate to our dogs can reduce stress, and increase a relationship (often eroded when a dog has behavior challenges affecting how they are communicating). This is important in the implementation of a successful behavior modification program. Releasing over-threshold stress is a key component to better results, retention and learning. Communication is two-way in a positive learning experience.

Learning Objectives

 Understanding what canine stress is and how important it is to understand stress

What the science is behind canine stress - plus a quick look at the data results

 How important it is to release stress and what happens if we don't

 The importance of establishing communication skills with your dog 

What health issues can arise with stress - physical and behavioural

Overview of the CED protocol and how to implement it

Case research examples

What to do after the CED is completed


      About The Presenter

      Diane Garrod, PCT-A, BScj, FF1, CC1, is a founding member of the Pet Professional’s Guild for Force Free Trainers (PPG), and provides private consultations working with dog aggression and behavior cases through her business Canine Transformations Learning, WA State, (celebrating 14 years) which was awarded 2016 and 2017 Best Business category Dog Trainer by Langley, WA Awards Committee.

      Canine Transformations is home to the Canine Emotional Detox (CED): the first systematic stress release program for challenging dogs with over 700 cases researched.

      Diane is an expert in aggression and behavior issues with multiple certifications, which includes resource guarding and working with dog that have behavior challenges with people and other dogs.  Diane is admin of Facebook groups “Force Free Trainers: Solving the Aggression and Behavior Puzzle”; The “Canine Emotional Detox: Stress release for challenging canines”; “Canine Behavior Analysis and Science”; “RV Dogs On The Road: Training Tips and Tricks” Facebook groups.

      Diane as recently and proudly released her new book Stress Matters – The Canine Emotional Detox (CED)!

      DIane is a writer for Barks from the Guild and has been on Barks, Books and Banter; held Dogs Who Guard Resources class at Grisha Stewart School and holds workshops worldwide in person and online.  She is an internationally recognized speaker who has spoken on stress release in dogs and aggression to include multi-dog households fighting at many conferences, including APDT conference, Australia; PPG Conference, Florida; and multiple workshops around the U.S.

      Diane has skills certifications in resource guarding, animal behavior, theriogenology, writing for the sciences, fear in dogs and cognition and emotion and sleep.  Most recent certifications are in predation and aggression, 2017; and Aggression in Dogs: Safety, Defensive Handling, and Training 2017, as well as Fear Free Certification, through VetFolio by Marty Becker, DVM (fear free veterinarian practices) 2017. She is also a Guild Certified Tellington Touch Practitioner since 2011.

      Garrod has a DVD feature, 2015 on The Canine Emotional Detox: Systematic Stress Release Protocol for Challenging Canines.

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