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The Bitey End of the Dog

Michael Shikashio CDBC

A podcast dedicated to helping dogs with aggression issues. Michael Shikashio CDBC chats with experts from around the world on the topic of aggression in dogs!

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Cecilia Erhabor MSc, BSc, PGCE
2d ago
Cecilia Erhabor MSc, BSc, PGCE
In this episode of Fresh Bites on The Bitey End of the Dog, I have the pleasure of chatting with Cecilia Erhabor of Player Two Dog Training. I truly want to thank Cecilia for this special episode as she discusses her own experience with anxiety and panic attacks and how that has helped her understand what many of the dogs may suffer from in our own work with aggression cases. This understanding of the underlying motivations and emotions of animals is such a crucial aspect of successful strategies in our cases, and I think you will gain some nice takeaways from this episode. For additional resources on helping dogs with aggression, visit: you want to take your knowledge and skills for helping dogs with aggression to the next level, check out the Aggression in Dogs Master Course and get a FREE preview here: miss out on the third annual Aggression in Dogs Conference  9/30-10/2/22: Cultr swag! Cecilia:Cecilia coaches owners & their dogs to "level up" their relationships! By combining her love of teaching with her love of dogs, Cecilia coaches owners and their dogs to overcome a wide variety of dog behavioural/training problems. Cecilia believes in building positive relationships through proper communication and mutual understanding to raise well behaved dogs that can exist successfully within their own families and society.On top of that, Cecilia also successfully competes in gundog sports with her working golden retriever, Honey."YouTube: the show
Cecilia Erhabor MSc, BSc, PGCE
2d ago
Cecilia Erhabor MSc, BSc, PGCE
In this episode of Fresh Bites on The Bitey End of the Dog, I have the pleasure of chatting with Cecilia Erhabor of Player Two Dog Training. I truly want to thank Cecilia for this special episode as she discusses her own experience with anxiety and panic attacks and how that has helped her understand what many of the dogs may suffer from in our own work with aggression cases. This understanding of the underlying motivations and emotions of animals is such a crucial aspect of successful strategies in our cases, and I think you will gain some nice takeaways from this episode. For additional resources on helping dogs with aggression, visit: you want to take your knowledge and skills for helping dogs with aggression to the next level, check out the Aggression in Dogs Master Course and get a FREE preview here: miss out on the third annual Aggression in Dogs Conference  9/30-10/2/22: Cultr swag! Cecilia:Cecilia coaches owners & their dogs to "level up" their relationships! By combining her love of teaching with her love of dogs, Cecilia coaches owners and their dogs to overcome a wide variety of dog behavioural/training problems. Cecilia believes in building positive relationships through proper communication and mutual understanding to raise well behaved dogs that can exist successfully within their own families and society.On top of that, Cecilia also successfully competes in gundog sports with her working golden retriever, Honey."YouTube: the show
Sindhoor Pangal
5d ago
Sindhoor Pangal
One of my absolute favorite things about traveling is not so much seeing all the typical tourist attractions, but going out and watching the behavior and culture of dogs in countries. We can learn so, so much by observing how dogs navigate their worlds in other places on our planet. And I’ve been wanting to chat with Sindhoor Pangal for a long time because she is one of the world’s foremost experts on street dogs, or streeties as she refers to them in the most endearing way. We chat about the challenges the dogs face, living in India, as well as the many benefits of not actually being confined in a home environment. I think you will really enjoy hearing Sindhoor share her unique insights in this episode.For additional resources on helping dogs with aggression, visit: you want to take your knowledge and skills for helping dogs with aggression to the next level, check out the Aggression in Dogs Master Course and get a FREE preview here: miss out on the third annual Aggression in Dogs Conference  9/30-10/2/22: Cultr swag! Sindhoor:Sindhoor is a canine behaviour consultant, a canine myotherapist and an engineer by qualification. She is a TEDx speaker, the author of the book, Dog Knows and an independent ethology researcher studying the free-ranging dogs in India. Her studies have been published by IAABC and PPG blog in the US, were presented at the PDTE summit in the UK and were mentioned in the book Canine Confidential by Dr. Marc Bekoff and a National Geographic Bookazine called the Genius of dogs. She is currently pursuing her master's in Anthrozoology from Exeter University (UK) and is the principal and director of BHARCS. BHARCS offers a one of its kind, UK accredited level 4 diploma on canine behaviour and ethology and boasts of students from all parts of India and across the globe. Sindhoor is also the country representative for Pet Dog Trainers of Europe (PDTE) the show
Sean Will and Maasa Nishimuta
Jun 16 2022
Sean Will and Maasa Nishimuta
Have you heard about the constructional approach to working with fearful or aggressive dogs? And maybe you've heard about systems based approaches to problem solving behavior challenges?For this inaugural episode of Fresh Bites, which is a shorter version of the bite into the dog on a focus topic, where we bring in guests with unique and inspiring ideas to working with aggression in dogs. I chat with Shawn Will and Maasa Nishimuta, and geek out a little on the five elements of the constructional approach to behavior change. Shawn and Maasa are both incredibly insightful and were really fun to chat with!For additional resources on helping dogs with aggression, visit: you want to take your knowledge and skills for helping dogs with aggression to the next level, check out the Aggression in Dogs Master Course and get a FREE preview here: miss out on the third annual Aggression in Dogs Conference  9/30-10/2/22: Cultr swag! Sean and Maasa:Maasa and Sean studied under Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz and earned their master's degrees in Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas. While studying at UNT, they developed and pursued research on Constructional Affection, created constructional shelter programs to increase shelter efficiency, and trained shelter staff and volunteers. They have provided consulting for individuals and organizations that oversee the care of animals. Currently, Sean is in Florida Tech's doctoral program researching problem-solving and animal training.In 2020, Maasa and Sean founded the Constructional Approach to Animal Welfare and Training (CAAWT). CAAWT is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide free training to individuals and organizations that need training and cannot afford it. To fulfill this mission, Maasa and Sean host the CAAWT Podcast, the annual CAAWT Conference, the CAAWT Membership, webinars, and more!Website: Facebook: Instagram: Podcast: Constructional Approach to Animal Welfare and Training (available on most podcast platforms) YouTube: Patreon: GoFundMe – The Bailey Interviews: the show
Jean Donaldson
Jun 13 2022
Jean Donaldson
Welcome to Season Three of The Bitey End of the Dog! For this season, I will be continuing to have great discussions on helping dogs with aggression with the world’s foremost experts, and will be introducing a new exciting format to the show, Fresh Bites which will be shorter episodes on a variety of topics focused on understanding dog behavior from a diverse group of dog trainers and behavior pros from around the world. I’m kicking off this season with none other than Jean Donaldson, who has had a profound influence in so many positive ways in my journey, as well as many others in the dog training world. We chat about her seminal book, The Culture Clash, as well as Mine and Fight, two other well known books, and must haves if you are working aggression cases, and go down many other deep rabbit holes in dog behavior. For additional resources on helping dogs with aggression, visit: you want to take your knowledge and skills for helping dogs with aggression to the next level, check out the Aggression in Dogs Master Course and get a FREE preview here: miss out on the third annual Aggression in Dogs Conference  9/30-10/2/22: Cultr swag! Jean Donaldson:The Academy for Dog Trainers was founded in 1999 by Jean Donaldson.She ran it for ten years as a residential program at The San Francisco SPCA before spending a year and a half re-inventing the curriculum in its current form as a two-year e-learning course. The new format broadens the scope and content of the original program, includes the latest research on behavior and training, and allows students a much longer enrollment time so that they may study, “marinate” and integrate concepts and skills, train and fit their course work around their life commitments.Jean is one of the top dog trainers in the world and has lectured extensively in the US, Canada, the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. She is a four-time winner of The Dog Writers’ Association of America’s Maxwell Award, and her seminal book The Culture Clash was named number one training and behavior book by The Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Her other titles are Mine! A Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs, Fight! A Guide to Dog-Dog Aggression, Dogs Are From Neptune, and Oh Behave! Dogs From Pavlov to Premack to Pinker.Her most recent book, Train Like a Pro, was her first written training guide for a lay audience. In 2017, Jean authored and instructed Dog Training 101 for The Great Courses.Before transitioning full-time to pet dog training, Jean competed in dog sports with dogs of various breeds, earning numerous titles and wins including OTCh, HIT, TDX, and FDCh, as well as a CGC. She ran a successful training school for fifteen years, and spent six years doing primarily referral aggression cases. She holds a degree in comparative psychology and is a keen student of evolutionary biology.The Academy for Dog Trainers Great Courses - Dog Training 101 the show
Dr. Amber Batson
May 17 2021
Dr. Amber Batson
Dr. Amber Batson is my guest for the season finale of The Bitey End of the Dog, and what a way to top off the amazing line-up of experts this year!This episode is packed with mind blowing insights from Dr. Batson on some hot topics including the connection between microbiomes and behavior, rethinking the puppy socialization windows, and even the controversial topic of diet and aggression. Amber's Facebook PageAnd a very special thanks to all you who have listened to, shared or reviewed the podcast! Your support is greatly appreciated and truly motivates me to produce the show and learn along with you from the foremost experts on aggression from around the world.  You can help to support the show by visiting AggressiveDog.com, where there are a variety of options to learn more about helping dogs with aggressive behavior from industry experts. And if you haven’t already registered, check out the second annual Aggression in Dogs Conference happening from Oct. 22-24th, 2021 via livestream. This will truly be a unique event that will be streamed from a TV studio in Chicago. Think of it like a talk show blended with a dog behavior conference and a cocktail party. You won’t want to miss this event. 12 amazing speakers, all sharing their expertise on helping dogs with aggression.REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE HERE:
Laura Monaco Torelli KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA
May 10 2021
Laura Monaco Torelli KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA
This is a very special episode for this podcast as Laura Monaco Torelli joins me to share her personal and poignant experience from a traumatic dog attack that occurred two years ago.  I want to thank Laura for trusting me as a friend and colleague to have a safe space to talk about the terrifying events from that day. I also want to give a trigger warning for this episode as we discuss a dog attack that resulted in injuries to both Laura and her beloved dog Vito. We don’t often discuss the impact on victims of dog bites, so our hope is that this show will provide some solace that you are not alone.  If you have experienced trauma from a dog bite incident, there is help available, and there is a link below for emotional and crisis support.Laura's WebsiteAmerican Psychology AssociationAPA Psychologist LocatorIf you want to learn more about helping dogs with aggression, we offer webinars, courses, conferences, and more!AggressiveDog.comAggressive Dog Educational OfferingsAggression in Dogs Conference
Sarah McManaman - The Muzzle Up! Project
May 3 2021
Sarah McManaman - The Muzzle Up! Project
Muzzles can be a dog’s best friend, and in this episode, we focus on all things muzzle related. Sarah McManaman, my trusty sidekick and social media manager for The MuzzleUp! Project is my very special guest, and we have a fun troubleshooting session based on questions from MuzzleUp fans. We discuss solutions on things like what to do if you’re not sure if the muzzle is the right fit, or your dog resource guards the muzzle, or your dog simply hates muzzles, and many other helpful tips to comfortably and safely acclimate dogs to muzzles. The Muzzle Up! Project WebsiteThe Muzzle Up! Project on FacebookThe Muzzle Up! Project on InstagramIf you want to learn more about helping dogs with aggression, we offer webinars, courses, conferences, and more!AggressiveDog.comAggressive Dog Educational OfferingsAggression in Dogs Conference
Kim Brophey CDBC, CPDT-KA
Apr 26 2021
Kim Brophey CDBC, CPDT-KA
You are not going to want to miss any part of this episode. Kim Brophey is back by popular demand! Last season, Kim broke the dog training internet with her unique, and enlightening view of dog behavior through her LEGS model - Learning, Environment, Genetics, and Self, and she has been in demand ever since, having countless requests for interviews and podcast appearances. We continue where we left off last season, and chat about the ethics of dog ownership and why that has gone so sideways with some breeds, and have an exploratory conversation about the impact human culture has had on dogs, including aggressive behavior. Kim's WebsiteKim's Upcoming L.E.G.S. Professional Course!If you want to learn more about helping dogs with aggression, we offer webinars, courses, conferences, and more!AggressiveDog.comAggressive Dog Educational OfferingsAggression in Dogs Conference
Nando Brown and Jo-Rosie Haffenden
Apr 19 2021
Nando Brown and Jo-Rosie Haffenden
Nando Brown and Jo-Rosie Haffenden are my wonderful and often hilarious guests on this episode, and we unpack some interesting and sometimes controversial constructs when talking about aggression, including things like drive, arousal, and predatory behavior. We also discuss the need to understand breed specific behaviors and the genetics involved, with a focus on bully breeds. Nando and Jo-Rosie's WebsiteNando and Jo-Rosie's YouTube ChannelIf you want to learn more about helping dogs with aggression, we offer webinars, courses, conferences, and more!AggressiveDog.comAggressive Dog Educational OfferingsAggression in Dogs Conference
Melanie Cerone, Ph.D.
Apr 12 2021
Melanie Cerone, Ph.D.
Dr. Melanie Cerrone is my very special guest for this episode and we get to chat about the human side of behavior consulting, as well as some of the common issues we might encounter in our work, because after all, we are working mostly with people when it comes to aggression cases.  We discuss the “helping alliance,” which is a powerful tool to build trusting relationships with our clients and why it is so crucial for successful outcomes. Melanie and I also chat about lack of client participation which is another hot topic for trainers, and why there are often valid reasons why this might be happening in aggression cases, and we unpack those in this episode. Melanie's WebsiteIf you want to learn more about helping dogs with aggression, we offer webinars, courses, conferences, and more!AggressiveDog.comAggressive Dog Educational OfferingsAggression in Dogs ConferenceSupport the show
Mike D'Abruzzo
Apr 5 2021
Mike D'Abruzzo
I have been wanting to explore these topics in a podcast episode for some time --- protection training and how this can be useful to help us understand aggression in dogs, and a deeper look into the German Shepherd breed. I get to chat with none other than Mike D’Abruzzo about his experience with protection training, and I get to pick his brain about all things German Shepherds. Mike's WebsiteIf you want to learn more about helping dogs with aggression, we offer webinars, courses, conferences, and more!AggressiveDog.comAggressive Dog Educational OfferingsAggression in Dogs Conference
Dr. Debbie Torraca
Mar 29 2021
Dr. Debbie Torraca
Pain in dogs. It’s a very common underlying cause for aggression. You are not going to want to miss this episode. I have the honor of chatting with Dr. Debbie Torraca about a number of very interesting topics that should stir up some conversation in the dog training community. We talk about the behaviors to look for when a dog is in pain; the impact of different training tools on a dog’s structure;  and what activities we might commonly see dog trainers engage in that can be detrimental to a dog’s overall health.Debbie's WebsiteDebbie's Webinar on Recognizing Pain in DogsIf you want to learn more about helping dogs with aggression, we offer webinars, courses, conferences, and more!AggressiveDog.comAggressive Dog Educational OfferingsAggression in Dogs Conference
Clair Hickson
Mar 22 2021
Clair Hickson
As many of you dedicated listeners know, most of the episodes in this podcast focus on dogs, of course. This time, we are going to dive deep into the human side of the relationship.  In this episode, I chat with Clair Hickson, who has a wonderfully unique perspective and approach to working with the humans in aggression cases. We explore something called the grief cycle, which can be a common progression of emotions a pet owner can experience when their dog has a history of displaying aggressive behavior. And we also  do some rapid fire brainstorming through a bunch of different scenarios where crucial conversations are often necessary in our work with clients.Clair's Upcoming Course!Clair's WebsiteIf you want to learn more about helping dogs with aggression, we offer webinars, courses, conferences, and more!AggressiveDog.comAggressive Dog Educational OfferingsAggression in Dogs Conference
Suzanne Clothier
Mar 15 2021
Suzanne Clothier
I’ve been wanting to catch up with Suzanne for quite some time, and finally get a chance to chat with her about her Relationship Centered Training approach, and why the relationship between a dog and owner can be so crucial in aggression cases. We also unpack the Treat and Retreat protocol, and some of the common issues that can creep into our progress if used incorrectly. Suzanne never disappoints, and this show is packed with her amazing insight. Suzanne's WebsiteIf you want to learn more about helping dogs with aggression, we offer webinars, courses, conferences, and more!AggressiveDog.comAggressive Dog Educational OfferingsAggression in Dogs Conference
Kathy Sdao M.A.
Mar 8 2021
Kathy Sdao M.A.
In this episode, I chat with none other than Kathy Sdao, and we had a chance to dive deep into applied behavior analysis and its application in aggression cases and I get to pick her brain about things like reverse order conditioning and how that can be a significant problem in aggression cases, such as when a dog isn’t taking treats in certain situations, the premium length of a session to work with a dog to modify aggressive behavior, and the dreaded undesirable behavior chains that can happen if we aren’t careful.Kathy's WebsiteLIMA BeingsIf you want to learn more about helping dogs with aggression, we offer webinars, courses, conferences, and more!AggressiveDog.comAggressive Dog Educational OfferingsAggression in Dogs Conference
Trish McMillan MSc, CDBC, CCBC, CPDT-KA
Sep 14 2020
Trish McMillan MSc, CDBC, CCBC, CPDT-KA
This episode is the season finale for The Bitey End of the Dog, and I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for listening, sharing the podcast, and for your wonderful feedback! It has been an incredible experience for me to chat with such amazing and enlightening guests. With that being said, stay tuned for Season 2 where I will be bringing on some more fascinating experts from around the world to talk about all things aggression. Season 2 will be launching early 2021.In this episode, I chat with my good friend and colleague, Trish McMillan about some very necessary, and sobering topics that need to be discussed in the dog training, rescue, and shelter world, and I hope this podcast can allow for some self-reflection  within our industry. And this episode is sponsored by AggressiveDog.com, where you can find a variety of educational offerings with a focus on helping dogs with aggression, including the Aggression in Dogs Master Course, the most comprehensive course available anywhere in the world on helping dogs with aggression, and The Aggression in Dogs Conference, a three day virtual event happening from Oct. 2-4, 2020 with ten amazing speakers, all experts in their field.  You can find out more about the conference by going to thelooseleashacademy.com. September 28th, 2020 is the last day to register for the conference.Trish McMillan MSc, CDBC, CCBC, CPDT-KA McMillan is a certified professional dog trainer (through CCPDT),  certified dog behavior consultant and associate certified cat behavior consultant (through IAABC) who holds a Master’s degree in Animal Behavior from the University of Exeter in England.  She specializes in training and behavior modification work using positive reinforcement with dogs, cats, and horses. During her seven years with the ASPCA, Trish gained a wide variety of experience in the field of animal behavior.  For three years she was the director of the animal behavior department at the ASPCA’s New York City shelter, helping staff, volunteers, and adopters work with animals and make great matches.  Trish has also helped assess and rehabilitate animals from cruelty, hoarding, and dogfighting cases, as well as pets rescued from natural disasters. In addition to writing for the ASPCA’s Virtual Pet Behaviorist and other publications, she helped create and present several very popular webinars on dog and cat behavior and handling for the ASPCA Pro website. Trish also co-chairs the Shelter Behavior division of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and runs an online shelter behavior mentorship through IAABC twice a year.Show Notes Links:The Perils of Placing Marginal DogsASPCA Position Statement
Janet Cutler Ph.D., CAAB
Sep 14 2020
Janet Cutler Ph.D., CAAB
You know we had to have an episode on puppies and aggression! In this episode I have the pleasure of chatting with Janet Cutler, who is an expert on puppies and has researched puppy socialization while earning her PhD. We discuss why puppies may display aggressive behaviors at such a young age, and what factors might influence aggression. We also chat about things like the secondary imprint period and littermate syndrome….or the lack thereof. And this episode is sponsored by AggressiveDog.com, where you can find a variety of educational offerings with a focus on helping dogs with aggression, including the Aggression in Dogs Master Course, the most comprehensive course available anywhere in the world on helping dogs with aggression, and The Aggression in Dogs Conference, a three day virtual event happening from Oct. 2-4, 2020 with ten amazing speakers, all experts in their field.  You can find out more about the conference by going to thelooseleashacademy.com. If you are listening to this episode on the day it was released, there is only one week left to register for the conference: Cutler Ph.D., CAAB
Simon Gadbois, PhD
Sep 10 2020
Simon Gadbois, PhD
If you get a dopamine rush when geeking out to the science of behavior, this episode is for you. I literally could not wait to release this show because it is packed with so many mind blowing insights!Dr. Simon Gadbois is someone I’ve been wanting to interview to get his take on aggression, and he does not disappoint. I pick Simon’s brain about topics such as behavioral endocrinology and how hormones relate to aggression; continue to explore predatory behavior as I have in previous episodes; and we chat about the behavior sciences that might be best suited for learning about and addressing aggression. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg for this episode!And this episode is sponsored by AggressiveDog.com, where you can find a variety of educational offerings with a focus on helping dogs with aggression, including the Aggression in Dogs Master Course, the most comprehensive course available anywhere in the world on helping dogs with aggression, and The Aggression in Dogs Conference, a three day virtual event happening from Oct. 2-4, 2020 with ten amazing speakers, all experts in their field.  You can find out more about the conference by going to thelooseleashacademy.com. Simon Gadbois Ph.D.Simon Gadbois integrates ethology, animal experimental psychology, and behavioural neuroscience to study wild and domestic canids. He completed his Ph.D. in behavioural endocrinology at the Canadian Centre for Wolf Research (CCWR) examining the hormonal correlates of social behaviour in wolves, as well as action sequences in wolves, coyotes and red foxes. When the CCWR closed in 2007, he started the Canid Behaviour Research Lab at Dalhousie University and focussed his research on coyote-human conflicts and canine scent detection and search. He is interested in the fundamental science of olfaction and olfactory learning, as well as some applications: His lab has focussed on environmental/conservation, biomedical, and forensic applications of scent processing in dogs.
Dr. E'lise Christensen DVM, DACVB
Sep 8 2020
Dr. E'lise Christensen DVM, DACVB
One of the most important aspects of successfully working aggression cases is often collaborating as a team with a veterinarian or veterinary behaviorist.  I’m super excited to bring in another Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist for this season. I get to chat with Dr. E’lise Christensen, who is the chief medical officer for Behavior Vets, with locations in NYC and Colorado. We talk about how to know if behavior meds are actually working, the effects of spaying and neutering on behavior, and how noise sensitivities can affect aggressive behavior, and much more! And this episode is sponsored by AggressiveDog.com, where you can find a variety of educational offerings with a focus on helping dogs with aggression, including the Aggression in Dogs Master Course, the most comprehensive course available anywhere in the world on helping dogs with aggression, and The Aggression in Dogs Conference, a three day virtual event happening from Oct. 2-4, 2020 with ten amazing speakers, all experts in their field.  You can find out more about the conference by going to thelooseleashacademy.com. Dr. E'lise ChristensenBehavior Vets NYC Vets Colorado E’Lise Christensen DVM is a board-certified veterinary behaviorist and an international lecturer and author. Dr. C received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 2002. She first became interested in veterinary behavior as a high school student when she worked at a veterinary practice and began training animals for pet therapy at a local substance abuse facility. While in veterinary school she researched separation anxiety in shelter dogs, was an assistant trainer at an animal shelter, and studied with numerous board-certified veterinary behaviorists.After veterinary school Dr. C began a rotating small animal internship at SouthPaws Veterinary Referral Center in Springfield, Virginia. While working there she continued her studies in veterinary behavior. She practiced feline-only medicine in Arlington, Virginia and general medicine in Bloomingdale, New Jersey before entering the Behavior Residency Program at Cornell University in 2004. During her residency she researched the behavior of dogs, cats, and horses and treated behavioral problems in a number of different species. Her most cited research involved evaluating the efficacy of canine temperament tests in the shelter system.Dr. Christensen has contributed to articles in Dog Watch, Cat Watch, Cat Fancy, Dog Training Solutions, Real Simple, Newsday, and various other print media. She has been a contributor and guest on Foxnews.com’s “Pet Health” and “Studio B with Shepard Smith”, ABC News’ “Nightline,” and many other radio programs, television programs, and newscasts. She enjoys lecturing nationally and internationally on an array of behavior topics including, but not limited to, small animal behavior, public health and animal sheltering topics.Dr. C is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and a member of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) Speaker’s Bureau and the American Veterinary Medical Association.Dr C is always working on new ideas to support animals, families, trainers, and veterinary colleagues as they learn more about behavior and manage animals with behavioral disorders. Work-life balance is her last unicorn. She is also on a crusade to rescue the Oxford comma.
Jennifer Shryock B.A., CDBC - Founder Family Paws Education
Aug 31 2020
Jennifer Shryock B.A., CDBC - Founder Family Paws Education
I have to say, recording these podcasts has been an incredible experience for me, as I am learning so much from each and every guest.  Jen Shryock is another passionate expert that I had the pleasure of chatting with, and learned more about children and dogs, and how we can keep both safe.   We talk about what to look for as red flags for potential problems between kids and dogs, how we can help to educate the public about dog bite safety with children, and even discuss the rare, but serious topic of predatory behaviors directed at infants. Aggression in Dogs Conference The Aggression in Dogs Master CourseJennifer Shryock is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC), owner of Family Paws™ LLC in Cary, NC and holds a degree in Special Education. Jennifer is also former VP of Doggone Safe a non-profit dedicated to dog bite prevention and victim support.Jennifer also has proudly served on the board member of the International Childbirth Education Association.  A recognized expert on dog and baby/toddler interactions and safety, Jennifer has written and spoken extensively about these topics. Her two programs, Dogs & Storks® and Dogs & Toddlers™ have been featured in national media such as The Wall Street Journal, Martha Stewart LIVING along with many TV and radio appearances.In 2000 The Shryock family adopted their first German Shepherd Rescue dog.  Subsequently Jennifer became involved with the rescue organization as a counselor and trainer finding herself supporting families with babies or young children who, overwhelmed by the challenges of their situation, were often on the verge of surrendering an otherwise beloved dog.As a Mother, dog behavior consultant and teacher… Jennifer recognized a need for support and education for these families and began building resources for new and expecting families through her own business Family Paws. A consistent need for this specialized service led to the creation of the highly endorsed international program Dogs & Storks® for expecting and adopting families and then years later Dogs & Toddlers™, for families with babies 3 months of age and up. All of these passions and ideas have led to the creation of Family Paws™ Parent Education now offering programs all of the United States, Canada and beyond! Jennifer has mentored and supported hundreds of dog trainers all over the world and continues to support families in her community and beyond.Jennifer lives in Cary, North Carolina, with her husband, 4 children, 2 dogs, and 4 cats.