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ELLEN RASSIGER - Courses & Continuing Education

Talking About Behavioral Euthanasia, 2022 (Trish McMillan and Sue Alexander)

The Aggression in Dogs Conference, October 2021, including:

A Case Study in Reactivity (Denise Fenzi)

Treating Aggression Through an Enrichment Framework (Allie Bender & Emily Strong)

Changes to Behavioral Adjustment Training (Grisha Stewart)

Day to Day and Veterinary Care Behaviors (Chirag Patel) 

Nosework 101, Denise Fenzi Academy, Spring 2015

Behavior Adjustment Training Instructor's Course, (Reactive Dog Workshop), Grisha Stewart New York, 5 days, July 2014

Recallers 4.0 Course, Susan Garrett, 9 weeks, March - May 2012

Karen Pryor Academy, 8 months, 2011

Graduated with Distinction

Clicker Expo, Newport Beach, Ca., 3 days, January 2011, including:

Aggression Treatment and Context (Ken Ramirez)

Clicking with Class - Teaching Classes Clicker Style (Tia Guest)

Mine! Using Play to Teach Self Control (Kay Laurence)

Click to Calm Unleashed - A Winning Combination for the Reactive Dog (Emma Parsons)

Smart Reinforcement (Ken Ramirez)

Generalization - Scientifically Explored (Jesus Rosales-Ruiz)

Learning Games and Play (Kay Laurence) 

Association of Pet Dog Trainers' Conference, Oakland Ca., 5 days, October 2009 including:

Symposium on Fear & Anxiety Behaviors (Dr. Emily Levine, Sue Sternberg, Kathy Sdao, Nicole Wilde, Pia Silvani, Dr. Doug Kneuven and Ian Dunbar)

Through a Dog's Ear: The Effect of Human Sounds on Animals (Joshua Leeds)

Training a Thinking Dog: The Advantages of Marker Training (Gail Fisher)

Evaluation of Constructional Aggression Treatment (CAT) for Use in Inter-Dog Aggression

Problem Solving in the Real World (Steve White)

Handling Aggression Cases (Nicole Wilde)

It Appears to be Behavioral but Could it Be Medical? (Dr. Ellen Lindell)

Dog Sports or Dog Parks? (Sue Sternberg)

Training Small Dogs (Teoti Anderson)

Reactive Rover Camp, Peaceable Paws (Pat Miller), 3 days, Maryland, June 2009

Constructional Aggression Treatment Workshop, Peaceable Paws, 3 days, Maryland, Oct. 2008

Shaping Camp, Peaceable Paws (Pat Miller), 3 days, Maryland, June 2007

Cues and Behavior Chains, Kathy Sdao, 2 days, Massachusetts, April 2007

Advanced Clicker Skills, Kathy Sdao, 2 days, Connecticut, October 2006

Camp Gone to the Dogs, 5 days, Vermont, September 2006, including:

Preventing, Solving and Managing Behavior Problems (Sue Sternberg)

Barking Problems

Dog to Dog Problems

Real Life Fun & Games


The Purely Positive Recall (Barb Hooper)

Attention for Every Dog (Ann Bulke & Lynn Mayo)

Loose Leash Walking Seminar

Rules, Tools & Tricks of Positive Reinforcement, Leslie Nelson, Delaware, July 2006

Trick Training & Improving Clicker Skills, Broitman & Lippman, 2 days, Connecticut, July 2006

Clicking for Class, Kathy Sdao, 3 days, New York, May 2005

The Biting Dog Conference, Accord, New York, 2 days, November 2004

The Science & Art of Clicker Training, Kathy Sdao, 3 days, New York, May 2004

Fear and Aggression, Jean Donaldson, New Jersey, April 2004

Coaching People to Train their Dogs, Terry Ryan, 3 days, Ohio, March 2004

Aggression Management for Canines, New Jersey, 5 days, September 2002, including:

Working with Highly Aggressive Dogs

Object/Food Aggression

Territorial Aggression

Predatory Aggression

Dog-to-Dog Aggression

Fear Aggression

Pain-Induced Aggression

Handler-Induced Aggression

Advanced Instructor Training Course: Consultations and Problem Solving (Pia Silvani, Sue Sternberg, Donna Duford), 5 days, New York, August 2001, including:

Evaluating Temperament vs. Behavior

What is this Dog Telling Me? Making Effective Observations

Ethics and Professionalism

Feisty Fidos - Reintegrating them into Canine Society

Reading Stress in Dogs

Euthanasia Counseling

Instructor's Workshop, Ian Dunbar, 3 days, Florida, May 2001

Instructor Training Course: Teaching and Training (Pia Silvani, Sue Sternberg, Donna Duford), 5 days, New York, April 2000 including:

Evaluating Shelter Dogs

Stress in Dogs

Evaluating Dogs for Cats & Children

Information Gathering for Behavior Problems

Evaluating and Treating Behavior Problems

Aggression Workshop, Sue Sternberg, New Jersey, 2 days, April 2000, including:

Dog to Dog Aggression

Resource Guarding

The Controversial Pitbull

Aggression Toward Strangers, Sue Sternberg, NYC, April 5, 2000

Canine Behavior Continuing Education Course, John Rogerson & Gwen Bailey, UK, May 1999 - February 2000

Agility Tricks and Behavior Problem Solving, Donna Duford, 2 days, Garrison, New York, January 2000

Association of Pet Dog Trainers' Conference, San Diego, 5 days, November 1999 including:

Learning Theory (Ian Dunbar)

Tricks to Treat Behavior Problems (Donna Duford)

Understimulation and Overstimulation (Jean Donaldson)

Temperament Testing (Sue Sternberg)

Making the Learning Process Understandable & Enjoyable (Steve White)

 Help! My Dog Bit My Child! (Donna Duford)

The Human Equation: Why We are Compelled to Punish (Christine Barbiarz)

The Inducive Retrieve, Sue Sternberg, Holbrook, New York, February 1999

Teaching & Training, John Rogerson, 5 days, Great Britain, October 1998

Behavior Problem Solving (Level 2), John Rogerson, 3 days, New York, May 1998

Canine Aggression Seminar, Suzanne Hetts, New Jersey, April 1997

Solving Canine Behavior Problems, New Jersey, April 1996

Ellen's Continuing Education
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