Aggression Cases – Applied Behavior Modification, Safety, and Defensive Handling
- Speakers: Michael Shikashio, CDBC and Trish Loehr, MSc, CDBC, CPDT
- Dates: May 20 & 21, 2017 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
- Seminar Topic: What you need to know before working with aggressive dogs
- To be held at: Western Waukesha County Dog Training Club W1314 Cedar Drive Ixonia, WI 53036
- Registration Fees: TBA
- More Information Contact: Khris Erickson 262-542-8851 x118
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Michael Shikashio, CDBC, is the president of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), and provides private consultations working with dog aggression cases through his business Complete Canines LLC. Michael is fully certified through the IAABC, is a full member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), and is a mentor trainer for Animal Behavior College. Michael also offers mentoring and training to other professionals.
Michael is sought after for his expert opinion by numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, New York Post, Baltimore Sun, WebMD, Women’s Health Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, The Chronicle of the Dog, and Steve Dale’s Pet World.
He is a featured speaker on the topic of canine aggression at conferences and seminars across the country, and he currently teaches courses through The Dog Trainers Connection and the IAABC.
Michael resides in Mystic, CT and enjoys coastal life with his wife, two boys, and three dogs.
Trish McMillan Loehr, MSc, CDBC, CPDT-KA is a certified professional dog trainer (through CCPDT) and certified dog behavior counselor (through IAABC) who holds a Master’s degree in Animal Behavior from the University of Exeter in England. She specializes in training and behavior modification work with dogs, cats, and horses.
During her seven years with the ASPCA, Trish gained a wide variety of experience in the field of animal behavior. For three years she was the director of the animal behavior department at the ASPCA’s New York City shelter, helping staff, volunteers, and adopters work with animals and make great matches. Trish has also helped assess and rehabilitate animals from cruelty, hoarding, and dogfighting cases, as well as pets rescued from natural disasters. In addition to writing for the ASPCA’s Virtual Pet Behaviorist and other publications, she helped create and present several very popular webinars on dog and cat behavior and handling for the ASPCA Pro website.
Prior to her work with the ASPCA, Trish managed dog daycares, volunteered in animal shelters, taught obedience classes, and worked with board-and-train dogs in her home. She has also trained and shown horses in various disciplines, and has begun incorporating clicker training in her equine work. Trish has also worked with cats with behavior problems, and enjoys helping our feline friends have more enriched lives through clicker training as well. (Yes, cats can be trained!)
Trish has also spoken nationally and internationally on animal behavior and sheltering topics.
Trish and her husband Barry live in Weaverville, NC (near Asheville) and currently share their lives with three amazing dogs, two sweet cats, and a genius horse.