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The Art of Adolescence with Erin Lucier

The Art of Adolescence with Erin Lucier


June 5, 2024    
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (ET)


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You have a wonderful puppy that views you as their whole world. You did some training, socialized your puppy and spent time building your relationship. You have been doing everything right.

Then, seemingly overnight, your puppy becomes an adolescent. They run off, they can’t listen to basic cues and they may even start to display reactive behaviour.

Adolescence is a difficult developmental stage for dogs. Genetics and hormones are telling them to explore and disperse. They act before they think. Adolescent dogs are particularly vulnerable to stress. They may suddenly become fearful of things with no apparent explanation.

This webinar explores the adolescent mind and explores games and socialization opportunities for optimal learning during this sensitive developmental period.


Learning Objectives

  • The adolescent brain and how stress effects it.
  • The why and how of continued socialization.
  • Management strategies for surviving adolescence.
  • Games for building a confident and engaged adult.

Your Presenter -PCBC-A, CPCFT, KPA-CTP, B.Sc

Erin Lucier works with clients to develop comprehensive, humane and realistic training plans. She loves dog behaviour and the science that drives it. She values continued education and continually seeks out learning opportunities to improve her skills. She competes in disc and nosework with her own dogs, including a paralyzed Miniature Australian Shepherd. When not training, she enjoys hiking in the woods with her dogs.

Erin’s credentials and achievements include:
•Professional Canine Behaviour Consultant (PCBC-A) – Pet Professional Guild
•Certified Professional Canine Fitness Trainer (CPCFT) – Wizard of Paws
•Karen Pryor Academy – Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP)
•Aggression in Dogs Masterclass by Michael Shikashio (2023)
•Research Bites Member since October 2022 with Dr. Kristina Spaulding
•Co-host of the podcast, Something to Wag About
•Bachelor of Science, Zoology Major

Erin is an advocate for fear free training and is working with a dedicated group of pet professionals in Victoria to form a fear free organization with the goal of educating the local community on humane training methods.




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