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May 21-22, 2011   9AM – 5:15PM**
Host & Partner: Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation
2890 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA
$275/pp early bird two-day registration* (register on or before May 2, 2011), $325 for standard registration*
*light breakfast and lunch is included
**a one-day feline behavior workshop by Dr. Dodman precedes this event.  Register for one workshop or both workshops.

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Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman, BVMS and Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Animal Behaviorists is one of the world's most noted and celebrated veterinary behaviorists. He grew-up in England and trained to be a vet in Scotland. At the age of 26, he became the youngest veterinary faculty member in Britain. It was at that time that Dr. Dodman began specializing in surgery and anesthesiology.

In 1981 Dr. Dodman immigrated to the United States where he became a faculty member of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. Shortly after his arrival, Dr. Dodman became interested in behavioral pharmacology and the field of animal behavior. After spending several years in this area of research, he founded the Animal Behavior Clinic — one of the first of its kind — at Tufts in 1986. He received an additional board certification in animal behavior from the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. Dr. Dodman began to see clinical cases in 1987 and since 1990; he has devoted all of his time to his specialty practice of animal behavior.

Since the mid 1990s, Dr. Dodman has written two textbooks, over 100 articles and contributions to scientific books and journals and four acclaimed bestselling books, including
The Dog Who Loved Too Much, Dogs Behaving Badly and his latest, If Only They Could Speak.

Dr. Dodman appears regularly on radio and television including: 20/20, Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Dateline, World News with Peter Jennings, Discovery Channel,
NOVA and Animal Planet. In addition, Dr. Dodman is a columnist for Martha Stewart's Body and Soul magazine. Dr Dodman has made a pilot television film of his own – sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States – that is under currently under review by various TV outlets. Good Morning America producer Patty Nager has dubbed Dr Dodman their /ad hoc/ pet behavioral expert.


DAY 1 – Saturday, May 21, 2011

: 8:15-9:00

CANINE AGGRESSION 1 – Dominance versus Conflict Aggression (9AM – 10:30AM) [90 minutes]
 BREAK: (10:30AM – 10:45AM) [15 minutes]
CANINE AGGRESSION 2 – Fear, Territorial, and Predatory Aggression (10:45AM – 11:45AM) [60 minutes]
Q&A: (11:45AM – 12PM) [15 minutes]
LUNCH: (12PM – 1PM) [1 Hour]

CANINE FEAR-BASED BEHAVIORS – Featuring diagnosis and treatment of Separation Anxiety (1PM – 2:30PM)
 [90 minutes]
CANINE PHOBIAS/POST TRAMATIC STRESS DISORDERS – Storm phobia, noise phobia, and other common phobias (2:30PM – 4PM) [90 minutes]
CASE PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSION – Case examples and Q&A 4:15PM – 5:15PM [60 minutes]

DAY 2 – Sunday, May 22, 2011

CANINE COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOR – Spinning, sucking, and snapping (9AM –10:30AM) [90 minutes]
BREAK: (10:30AM – 10:45AM) [15 minutes]
MEDICAL CAUSES OF BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS  – Things you‚Äôve got to know (10:45AM – 11:45AM) [60 minutes]
Q&A: (11:45AM – 12PM) [15 minutes]
LUNCH: (12PM – 1PM) [1 hour]
PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY OF BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS – What works and why (1PM – 2:30PM) [90 minutes]
WELL-ADJUSTED DOGS – Seven Steps to producing a Happy, Healthy, Well-Adjusted Dog (2:30PM – 4PM) [90 minutes]
BREAK: (4PM – 4:15PM) [15 minutes]
CASE PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSION – Case examples and Q&A (4:15PM – 5:15PM) [60 minutes]

(To view the agenda for the preceding one-day "The Well Adjusted Cat" workshop being held on Friday, May 20th at the same location, please click here


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