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WILL Lunch & Learn

From: Jan 24, 2018 12:00 pm
To: Jan 24, 2018 01:00 pm
The first WILL Lunch & Learn of the semester is "Understanding Canine Communication Through Calming Signals" by Darlene Colmar. Dogs communicate in a variety of ways. New research on dog behavior is finding that dogs communicate with humans and each other with what the experts are calling “Calming Signals.” These calming signals are sometimes subtle and sometimes more obvious, and quite different from what a human under stress would do. Calming signals can be used alone or in combination. When handling any dog of any age, the handler’s response to the dog’s calming signals can not only bring relief and comfort to the dog, it can defuse a potentially dangerous situation where the dog feels uncomfortable or threatened and acts out in an uncharacteristic way to reduce their feelings of unease. Come and learn how to recognize and use calming signals!

Darlene was a 4-time puppy raiser for Leader Dogs for the Blind, trained her own dogs as both pets and for AKC Obedience and Rally competitions, taught classes for puppy and adult dogs since 2008, and has a Bachelor’s as well as a Master’s Degree grounded in psychology. A recent transplant to Silver City, she has taught several classes at Mis Amigos and is an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator as well as a Tester/Observer for Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Her formal training and greatest insight into the world of dogs was a result of a 28-day training intensive taught in seven 4-day sessions by Turid Rugaas in 2015, who among other things developed the concept of dogs’ use of calming signals.

These programs will be held at WNMU, in the ABC room of Global Resource Center, located at 12th and Kentucky. They are free and open to the public. Go to http://www.will-learning.com/#/lunchlearn or call 575-538-6835 for more information.

Invited: Everyone

Event Posted By KarenB

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