Re-Entry Blues 1: Why Are There So Many Reactive Dogs?
Available for RACE approved CE credit if watched from 5:00PM-5:50PM PST on Thursday, October 7, 2021.
With the stay at home orders in place, the pandemic seemed to be an optimal time for getting a new dog. There is no doubt that being home allowed people to provide the exercise, mental stimulation, and training needed to set their dogs up for success. But the pandemic environment presented challenges too, some of which are only now becoming apparent. Though pandemic puppies had lots of exposure to family members, they lacked opportunities for socialization during the sensitive windows of development. Without socialization, dogs are at higher risk of developing behavior problems such as fearfulness and fear aggression. This lecture will address diagnosis and treatment of dogs with aggression toward people and other dogs outside of their social group. The focus will be on treating these patients in a general practice setting and determining when and where to refer in needed.