Sat, Nov 05|
Human Anxiety and Its Impacts on Dog Behavior & Training
Does human anxiety transfer onto companion dogs? Can dogs feel our anxiety? Can you make your dog anxious during training or behavior modification if you are anxious yourself? We'll discuss the science and tips and tricks for you!
Time & Location
Nov 05, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
About the event
Does human anxiety transfer onto companion dogs? Can dogs feel our anxiety? Can you make your dog anxious during training or behavior modification if you are anxious yourself? If you are an anxious individual and your dog is an anxious individual, is that a valid reason to rehome your dog? During this webinar we will review the current scientific research about emotional contagion between humans and dogs and what it actually means. Additionally, dog owners will learn how to support and empower themselves when their own anxiousness is a factor during training or behavior modification.
Lauren Tsao, MS, CDBC, CPDT-KA is one of Mississippi’s only Certified Professional Dog Trainers - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and Certified Dog Behavior Consultants (CDBC). She founded Faithfully Yours Dog Training, LLC in 2014 to help dog owners live stress-free lives with their faithful companions after adopting a project dog of her own. Through her business Faithfully Yours Dog Training, she provides training and behavioral consultations for a variety of animal species both in-person on her beautiful 11-acre farm in Mississippi and virtually to anyone in the world.
Lauren has an Associate of Arts with a concentration in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She has a Master’s degree in Agricultural and Life Sciences with a concentration in Applied Animal Behavior and Welfare from Virginia Tech. Her research focuses on dog activity levels and animal shelter policy.