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Understanding and Preventing Canine Aggression
Mini Series

Get all the practical help you need to understand and prevent canine aggression both within and outside the practice in this comprehensive, fully-guaranteed Online Mini Series™ course from CPD Solutions

  • Discover the latest research into canine aggression to explain the complex drives behind it
  • You have a whole year’s access to recorded sessions and study notes for reviewing key points
  • Superb value for money – you learn without travelling or paying for accommodation, childcare or petcare
  • Watch recordings on your iPad, mobile, PC or tablet
  • Self-assessment quiz to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification

Excellent introduction to canine aggression and gentle handling practices in veterinary care!

I will apply the newly learnt skills to each patient and endeavour to become methodical with how to treat each dog for a better outcome.

What will I learn on this course?

Session 1

Triggers and Influences for Canine Aggression

  • What the evolutionary purpose of aggression is and how this affects its use
  • What the physiological and behavioural differences between predatory and emotional aggression are
  • Which physiological and developmental factors influence an individual dog’s future use of aggression
  • How current environmental influences affect aggression and how these work individually and in combination
  • The current thinking about dominance and dominance hierarchies in dogs

Session 2

Preventing Aggression through Socialisation and Communication

  • The importance of good early socialisation and habituation, and ongoing social development for preventing fear and so defensive aggression
  • How training simple commands can prevent conflict and frustration in both dog and owner
  • The role of inappropriate punishment in the development of aggressive behaviour and techniques for dissuading owners from resorting to it
  • How to read signals that a dog is fearful or feeling defensive, to prevent this escalating to threat or aggression
  • Awareness of how human body language can inadvertently mimic dog threat behaviour to trigger defensive behaviour

Session 3

Handling, Managing and Referring the Aggressive Dog

  • Methods for preventing defensive aggression in practice
  • Modifications to the environment
  • Changes in approach and handling
  • Teaching dogs to feel more relaxed when visiting the surgery
  • How to teach dogs to accept interventions and to wear a muzzle without causing distress
  • The key legal implications of owning an aggressive dog including updates on the Dangerous Dogs Act and civil liabilities
  • How to assess the level of risk and identify key risks that need to be managed
  • First aid advice that can be given in practice to prevent deterioration and manage risk
  • How to identify an appropriately qualified and accredited canine behaviour specialist for ongoing advice on management or elimination of aggressive behaviour

Meet the Presenter....

Stephanie Hedges

BSc (Hons) CCAB

Stephanie has a first class honours degree in Veterinary Nursing and worked as a vet nurse for over 20 years.

She studied Applied Animal Behaviour at the University of Southampton and started her canine behaviour practice in 2005.

She is a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors and now combines her full time role as a Behaviour Counsellor with lecturing undergraduates in companion animal behaviour, acting as the Veterinary Nursing Rep for Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors and speaking engagements for dog clubs, veterinary practices, CPD providers and professional organisations.

Watch the recordings at a time convenient to you!

This course will help me recognise triggers and warnings for aggressive behaviours and some ways of reducing / preventing the aggressive behaviours.

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12 months access to recordings and course materials is included

Please note that these are webinar recordings and not live events.
Full details on how to access the Mini Series will be emailed to you.


Take advantage of the easy Online Mini Series™ and learn how to prevent and manage canine aggression

Just £247 + VAT*

  • Overseas customers outside the EU will not be charged VAT.
  • Overseas customers in the EU; provide your VAT number and we will refund the VAT.
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Price includes...

  • All 3 sessions
  • Notes and quiz (8 hours CPD)
  • PLUS unlimited access to recordings and all course materials for 12 months!
  • No traffic jams or accommodation hassles
  • No child or pet care to arrange
  • No rota clashes to worry about and no locum cover needed

Just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource


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Very thorough and comprehensive courses. The course notes are a great addition too.

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