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Frustration Elicited Aggression- what is it, how it occurs and how to stop it with Shannon Riley

Frustration Elicited Aggression- what is it, how it occurs and how to stop it with Shannon Riley


September 19, 2024    
11:30 am - 12:30 pm (ET)


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Frustration Elicited aggression can occur in all animals, including humans. When a learner or teacher gets frustrated, they can begin to act out with aggressive behaviors. This could be a puppy that begins to nip at the person training them, a horse that kicks, a macaw that will bite or a human that hits.

Frustration usually occurs when the learner is not understanding or the teacher/ trainer gets “stuck” and is not sure how to proceed with training.
Since every human and animal is unique, we must look at how the individual is understanding what is expected. A puppy may be confused by what we are trying to teach or the teacher may not know how to “fix” a problem in a way that the learner understands it. Understanding frustration elicited aggression can not only help the learner learn and the teacher teach, it can also help improve the bond between the human and the animal


Learning Objectives

  • What is Frustration Elicited Aggression?
  • What causes it?
  • Who is affected by it?
  • Why is it important to understand frustration elicited aggression?
  • What can be done to prevent it?
  • How understanding it can help reduce stress in training (for the human and animal)



Your Presenter -Shannon Riley  BA, RVT, CPDT KA, KPA-CTP

Shannon Riley is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Registered Veterinary Technician, Wellness Coach, and Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner. Shannon has been a pet lover all her life and a dog trainer for over 20 years. She has spent her life observing, caring for and training animals of all kinds. She has worked in the Bird Department at Marine World Africa USA, and worked as a handler and trainer for an African Serval Cat at Safari West, a private zoo in Santa Rosa, California. She has participated in behavior studies including observations of bald eagles and addax antelope through the San Francisco Zoo and Safari West.

Her education includes a Biology Degree, specializing in Zoology from Sonoma State. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner and a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Shannon has also spoken at the Annual APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers) conferences and covered topics such as “Compassion Fatigue” and “What Is Your Dog’s Currency?” In 2021, she spoke at Pet Professional Guilds Geek Week.




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