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And The Survey SAYS…Top 5 Challenges to Accepting Aggression Cases (and How to Overcome Them)*

February 12

7:00 am PT

This talk is eligible for CEUs from: CCPDT - Behavior, CCPDT - Training, IAABC, KPA


Are you a behavior consultant who would like to accept aggression cases but you’re not sure how to begin? Do you have concerns about safely managing both aggressive dogs and their people? Ever wonder about the particular stressors involved when working aggression cases? If you answered “Yes!” to any of these questions, this presentation is for you!

Join us as we review the results of a recent survey designed to explore the common barriers behavior consultants experience related to incorporating aggression cases into their practice.
We will examine both the technical and emotional factors identified as obstacles to working aggression cases and consider tools, resources and strategies to help overcome these challenges.
Come prepared to the live Q & A session with your top questions about integrating aggression cases into your work!

*Disclaimer: Regrettably, Mr. Steve Harvey is unavailable to co-host this presentation.

Presented By:

Melanie Cerone, Ph.D., BCBA, CPDT-KA

Melanie Cerone, Ph.D., BCBA, CPDT-KA (she/her) is a licensed psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed. She earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology and her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Temple University. Melanie holds graduate certificates in applied behavior analysis and organizational behavior management from the Florida Institute of Technology and a certificate in applied animal behavior from the University of Washington.

As a psychologist, Melanie has helped people achieve socially meaningful goals and live more fulfilling lives for over 30 years. She has provided clinical services to children, adolescents, and adults in community, hospital, residential, and correctional settings. She has held continuous governors’ appointments to the Pennsylvania Sexual Offenders Board since 2000.

Melanie’s lifelong passion for dogs and training inspired her to bridge her clinical skills to application with companion animals. She operates a behavior consulting practice specializing in dogs with aggression issues and separation-related problem behaviors. Her compassionate, collaborative approach and ability to see issues from the client’s perspective help her build a foundation of trust and provide crucial “quick wins” from the very beginning of her work with a family. She finds it a unique privilege to help people understand the essence of their dogs’ challenging behaviors and to enhance the quality of life for dogs and the people who love them.