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Arousal and Aggression: When There’s Fuel Behind the Fire

May 7

11:00 am PT

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


What does “arousal” have to do with aggressive behaviors in dogs? In some cases, arousal can be the catalyst for an intense, aggressive response, sometimes redirected at something a dog may not even be focused on. We may also see cases where a dog in a highly aroused state spill over into aggressive behavior.

Michael Shikashio, CDBC will first define this sometimes-controversial topic and discuss why it is crucial to consider arousal as a factor in aggression cases. Prevention, management, and behavior change strategies will be highlighted!

Presented By:

Michael Shikashio, CDBC

Michael Shikashio, CDBC, (he/him) is the past president of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and provides private consultations working exclusively with dog aggression cases through his business Michael is fully certified through the IAABC and is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). He also hosts the popular podcast show The Bitey End of the Dog.

He 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, SiriusXM Radio, The Chronicle of the Dog, and Steve Dale’s Pet World.

Michael is a featured speaker at conferences, universities, and seminars around the world, and offers a variety of workshops, webinars, and online courses on the topic of canine aggression, including the “Aggression in Dogs Master Course.”