Interested in having Michael speak at your facility or conference? Please write to him at Mike@CompleteCanines.com for more information. He is available to speak or give workshops on a variety of topics related to aggression in dogs.

Upcoming Online Courses, Workshops, and Webinars with Michael Shikashio, CDBC

“Aggression in Dogs Master Course”

The most comprehensive course available anywhere in the world for trainers and behavior consultants working with dog aggression.

Safety, behavior change strategies, defensive handling, risk assessment, trouble shooting, case studies, and more – the master course covers it all. The course includes access to 23 modules on working aggression cases, bi-weekly group mentor sessions – each with a theme focusing on a specific type of aggression case, and access to a private FB community.
This course runs year round and is self-paced for students. 

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“Aggression in Dogs – Defensive Handling and Training” – 2019 Locations

“I have been involved with dog training for almost 30 years and have attended a lot of seminars. This was one of my favorites. If you are involved with shelter work or want to feel more comfortable with aggressive dogs. the videos and handling techniques are excellent.” – Jane Finneran CPDT-KA

Sponsored by The Loose Leash Academy


Austin, TX – March 28th-29th, 2020
Seattle, WA – May 16th-17th, 2020
Buffalo, NY – June 6th-7th, 2020
Colorado Springs, CO – June 13th-14th, 2020
Milford, NH – July 18th-19th, 2020
Ft. Lauderdale, FL – November 7th-8th, 2020

Register Here for 2019 and 2020 Locations

 

“The Great Big Dog AGGRESSION Workshop”

Aggression expert, Michael Shikashio CDBC will be hosting world-renowned Veterinary Behaviorist, Chris Pachel DVM, DACVB, CABC at Tails-U-Win in Manchester, CT on Dec. 7th-8th, 2019 for a special two-day workshop on dog behavior problems with a focus on aggressive behavior. Dr. Pachel’s presentation will include his amazing insight on history taking, aggressive behavior related to medical issues, behavior modification, medication, resolution of behavior cases, and collaboration between the veterinary and animal training fields. Michael will also have a “guest spot” during the weekend presenting his approach to working with aggression!
ALMOST SOLD OUT!

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On-Demand Webinars

“The Forgotten Art of Leash Handling – How to Keep Yourself and Others Safe in Aggression Cases” 

The recent explosion of online education for dog trainers has been a wonderful way to access the most up-to-date, relevant information to enhance our knowledge of training and behavior. Though, one component in this sea of knowledge that has been pushed to the wayside is the art of leash handling. A solid grasp of the mechanics of leash handling in aggression cases will significantly reduce the risk of dog bites to the handler, other people, or other animals.

This webinar will include a variety of leash handling techniques including leash locks, leash grips, leash mechanics, leash harnesses, leash muzzles, and emergency leash techniques, as well as a number of equipment setups that can be incorporated into your work in aggression cases to maximize safety. So grab your leash and practice alongside Mike as he takes you through the mechanics of staying safe!

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“Keeping it Simple in Aggression Cases”

Dog aggression cases can be complicated enough. Maximizing efficiency, without sacrificing safety, can foster client participation and overall success. This webinar will teach you how to streamline your current processes and behavior modification plans. Using a systematic approach and focusing on the most crucial components of working an aggression case will benefit you and your clients by saving time, effort, and resources. Topics will include evaluating your intake forms and processes; techniques for keeping clients focused; behavior modification simplified; using modern technology for efficient communication; and how to structure your training and consultation sessions.

 
 
 
“Prognosis and Realistic Goals in Aggression Cases”

Setting realistic goals for clients in aggression cases is crucial for success and avoiding burnout. This webinar will demonstrate how to use an objective approach by evaluating more than a dozen key factors which allows trainers and behavior consultants to set realistic expectations for clients. Discussing this prognosis, or the likely outcome in a case, allows clients to understand what true success may look like, foster participation, and systematically assess potential for outcomes such as behavior modification, management alone, re-homing, or euthanasia when applicable. Real cases with different outcomes will be presented and how the prognosis played a role in their overall success.

 

 

“Precursors for Aggression: Getting the Pot Off the Stove BEFORE You Get Burnt!” Just about anyone knows to back away from a dog who is growling, lunging, snarling, or snapping at them. However, not everyone understands the more subtle communicative signals a dog may display before they bite. Much like we would want to take a pot off a stove before it even gets warm if we want to avoid a burn, if we can recognize the subtle signals and contexts that happen before a dog bite, we can significantly reduce our risk! This webinar will show video of the precursors for dog bites and discuss some typical and not so typical situations that precipitate a dog bite.

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ALL events, courses, and mentorships are approved for CEUs with CCPDT, KPA, and IAABC.

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Upcoming Live Seminars and Speaking Engagements with Moira Hechenleitner, DVM, CSAT 

“Separation Anxiety: Behavior Change in Action” 

APDT 2019 Annual Educational Conference

October 30th – November 2nd, 2019 

Portland, Oregon 

 

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Past speaking engagements with Michael Shikashio

Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) Annual Conference and Trade Show 2015 – Hartford, CT – “Staying Safe in Aggression Cases”

Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) Annual Conference and Trade Show 2016 – Las Vegas, NV – “Aggression Cases: Safety, Defensive Handling, and Applied Behavior Modification”

Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) Annual Conference and Trade Show 2018 – Memphis, TN – “Dog Aggression: Behavior Change in Action”

Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) Annual Conference and Trade Show 2019 – Portland, OR – “So You Want to Take Aggression Cases?”

Association of Professional Dog Trainers Australia (APDT) Annual Conference – Hunter Valley, Australia – Five plenary presentations on Aggression in Dogs

International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) Annual Conference 2016 – Anaheim, CA – “Staying Safe in Aggression Cases”

International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) Annual Conference 2017 – Los Angeles, CA – “Aggression in Dogs – Dog to Human Aggression Case Studies”

International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) Annual Conference 2018 – Boston, MA – “Aggression in Dogs – Intra-Household Dog-Dog Aggression”

International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) Annual Conference 2018 – Manchester, United Kingdom – “Aggression in Dogs – Intra-Household Dog-Dog Aggression”

Cica Congreso – Annual Conference for Animal Behavior – Mexico City, Mexico – “Dog to Dog Aggression,” “Dog to Human Aggression,” and “Safety and Defensive Handling with Aggressive Dogs”

– El Educadog – BHVP Summit, Barcelona, Spain – “Aggression in Dogs”

– El Parche Canino with El Educadog Colombia – Bogota, Colombia – “Aggression in Dogs: Defensive Handling and Training” 

Pack of Paws Dog Training – Southbridge, MA – “Staying Safe in Aggression Cases”

Pam Dennison’s Positive Motivation Dog Training – Washington, NJ – “Aggression in Dogs: Safety, Defensive Handling, and Behavior Modification”

Spring Forth Dog Training – Providence, RI – “Aggression in Dogs: Safety, Defensive Handling, and Behavior Modification”

Grace Dog Training and Behavior – Denver, CO – “Aggression in Dogs: Safety, Defensive Handling, and Behavior Modification”

Humane Animal Welfare Society – Waukesha, WI – “Aggression in Dogs: Safety, Defensive Handling, and Behavior Modification”

ASPCA – NY, NY – “Aggression in Dogs: Safety and Defensive Handling”

Instinct Dog Training & Behavior – NY, NY – “Aggression in Dogs: Safety, Defensive Handling, and Behavior Modification”

Bradley Phifer Dog Training, Indianapolis, IN – “Aggression in Dogs: Safety, Defensive Handling, and Behavior Modification”

– Kellar’s Canine Academy – Hosted by DogCentric Dog Training – Saddle Brook, NJ – “Aggression in Dogs: Safety, Defensive Handling, and Behavior Modification”

– Celtic Cur Behavior & Training – Sacramento, CA – “Aggression in Dogs: Safety, Defensive Handling, and Behavior Modification”

– Gail Fisher’s All Dogs Gym & Inn – Manchester, NH – “Aggression in Dogs: Safety, Defensive Handling, and Behavior Modification”

– The Kindred Dog – Miriam Rose – Sequim, WA – “Aggression in Dogs: Safety, Defensive Handling, and Behavior Modification”

– Tails-U-Win – Manchester, CT – “Aggression in Dogs: Safety, Defensive Handling, and Behavior Modification”

– Loose Leash Academy – St. Petersburg, FL – “Aggression in Dogs: Safety, Defensive Handling, and Behavior Modification”

– Charleston Humane Society – Charleston, SC – “Aggression in Dogs: Safety, Defensive Handling, and Behavior Modification”

– Loose Leash Academy – Asheville, NC – “Aggression in Dogs: Safety, Defensive Handling, and Behavior Modification”

– Spring Forth Dog Training, Providence, RI – “Aggression in Dogs: Safety, Defensive Handling, and Behavior Modification”

– International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants – IAABC Annual Conference – Boston, MA – “Intra-Household Dog-Dog Aggression: Safety, Training, and Restoring Harmony”

– The Toronto Centre for Canine Education, Toronto, ON – “Aggression in Dogs: Safety, Defensive Handling, and Behavior Modification”

– The Anti-Cruelty Society, Chicago, IL – “Aggression in Dogs: Safety, Defensive Handling, and Behavior Modification”

– Atsui Dogworks, El Paso, TX – “Aggression in Dogs: Safety, Defensive Handling, and Behavior Modification”

– Dogma – Calgary, Canada – “Aggression in Dogs: Safety, Defensive Handling, and Behavior Modification”

– CNY Pet Training and Behavior – Syracuse, NY – “Aggression in Dogs – Safety, Defensive Handling, and Behavior Modification”

– Humane Rescue Alliance – Washington D.C. – “Aggression in Dogs – Safety, Defensive Handling, and Behavior Modification”

– Our Gang Pet Services – River Vale, NJ – “Aggression in Dogs – Safety, Defensive Handling, and Behavior Modification”

– Clicker Pets Mexico – Guadalajara, Mexico – “Aggression in Dogs – Safety, Defensive Handling, and Behavior Modification”

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Past speaking engagements with Moira Hechenleitner

– CICA (Congreso Internacional de Comportamiento Animal) – CDMX, Mexico – “Separation anxiety: Overcoming together the fear of being left alone. Part I & II” (“Ansiedad por Separación: Superando juntos el miedo a la soledad. Parte I y II.”)

– El Parche Canino – Bogotá, Colombia – “Canine Separation Anxiety – Two Day Seminar” (“Ansiedad por Separación Canina – Seminario de Dos Días”)

– El Educadog – BHVP Summit, Barcelona, Spain – “Separation anxiety talk: Overcoming together the fear of being left alone” (“Charla sobre Ansiedad por Separación: Superando juntos el miedo a la soledad”)

– 2nd International Conference APDT Chile, Santiago, Chile – “How to reduce unwanted jumping behavior? Finding scientific validation for behavior modification techniques” (“¿Cómo reducir los saltos indeseados? Buscando verificación científica de técnicas de adiestramiento”)