Tuesday, March 7, 2017

We have a new webinar - Understanding Aggression

It’s that time again - time for a new webinar. The topic will be on Understanding Aggression and how to deal with it when it’s your pet. There are so many things that will factor into why a pet is aggressive. They could be protecting territory (or themselves), they could be in pain, they could have anxiety. They could have also had an abusive or neglectful background. All of these things can make for an unhappy animal. Not every animal coming from a neglect or abuse case turns out to be an aggressive pet (look at some of the survivors from Michael Vick’s dog fighting operation. One became an Agility competition champion).

At the bare bones of it all, one place aggression stems from is fear which means there is no trust and there is no confidence. This is why setting boundaries is important and why you, the owner needs to be consistent in those boundaries and training. This does not mean you need to be hard handed with your pet at all. Far from it. You need to be firm, focused and matter of fact. If you find that you have some fear based issues, you can begin to mitigate them by being kind and firm (note: I did not say wishy- washy).

This and other factors will be discussed during the webinar on March 23rd at 7:30EST. We will discuss the Top 3 reasons why your rescue may suddenly become aggressive. How you can work with your pet and change their reasons around. Finally, we’ll offer resources you can use to continue resolving the issue.

We’d love to have you join us! Register here to provide your e-mail address. You must confirm your e-mail address at the end to complete the registration. The day before the webinar - we will send you the link.

Looking forward to seeing you then!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Did you know that Holli is available for speaking engagements? Topics can range from the emotional/behavioral challenges of adopting a rescue and how to handle them to the basics of checking in with your pet.

Here are the newest upcoming events:

September 17, 2016: HART90’s Dog Walk at Quattro Goomba Winery in Aldie,VA. (details coming soon!)

September 18, 2016: Painting With a Twist (Broadlands): NOVA Pets Alive - Paint Your Pet Fundraiser.
http://paintingwitha … .aspx?eventID=718375