Iris Castaing
Iris Castaing

Empowered dogs: Cooperative husbandry training

Empowering our dogs in their own care.

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1 February 2020

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You struggle to groom your dog without having him mouth the brush ?

You can’t cut his nails ?

Your dog is running away as soon as you pronounce “shower” ?

Your dog stresses out so much at the clinic or at the groomer that he trembles, shuts down or tries to escape ?

You have to care for your dog and it’s complicated to do it alone at home ?

Your dog doesn’t like to put the collar, harness, muzzle or cone ?

You want your dog to be stressfree and cooperate with him in all sorts of care procedures ?

You want to improve the communication with your dog, develop a trusting relationship and give him more choice opportunities and control on his life ?

If you see yourself in one of this situations, this class is made for you !

Cooperative husbandry training aims to teach animal to assist in their own care.

It’s an ethical and pratical choice. It is used in most of zoological parcs to care for wild animals avoiding restrain, anesthesia and reducing stress. Husbandry training is part of daily enrichment programs. Through this training we give the animal the skills and the opportunities to give his consent. Giving them choice and control over their environnement improves their general welfare.

If we can draw blood from a girafe or an orca without using force…why not do the same with our pets ?

Empowering our dogs in their own care not only make it easier, but also enrich our life together.

Some of the topics covered in this course :

  • Understanding and using science basics in husbandry training.
  • Teaching consent positions.
  • Empowerment : Understanding importance of choice and control.
  • Behavior, consequences and functions : how to use them to converse with animals.
  • Teaching your dog the consent concept.
  • How to train your dog through various daily procedures such as : handling, grooming, bathing, nails care, ears and eyes care, teeth brushing, muzzle training…
  • What to do when our dog is not ready and you have to do it. Consequences.

A second level course will be focusing on training the dog to third party care such as the vet, the groomer, the osteopath.

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  • course lasts 6 weeks
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  • access to materials after the course is finished

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Reviews for this course

casixt
casixt
2019-09-27 23:17:42

What a lovely course and it has had the added side benefit of my dogs being a lot calmer and relaxed generally in their day to day life! <3
The superinteresting topic of cooperative care for all kinds of husbandry behaviours is penetrated in depth during the course, both specifically but also with foundations that can be used for lots of different procedures.
I was very impressed with the videos, they are very easy to follow and Iris do some superb training with her dogs, all the time being soooo chilled.
Not only do I feel like we have made huge progress while the course lasted but I also have a plan for how to proceed from now on, how awesome is that!
My hope is that this course will be widely spread in the dog owner community, it would make for some very content dogs around the globe :)

joonnifer
Jennifer Will
2019-09-10 18:19:16

Goodness me what a tremendous amount of expertise and knowledge generously shared with us all over the past 6 weeks!! Each aspect of care has been so well explained in stages and it lets you gauge where you are at and where you are aiming for. The feedback is very prompt and very detailed with perfect suggestions of ways in which to improve things.Pie didn’t really enjoy most aspects of husbandry care but now we have progressed in a lot of the procedures to having a very waggy tail throughout...such a joy to see!! Thanks so much Iris, we have loved sharing these weeks with you and your amazing wee dog and will definitely been keen to return for level 2 ❤️

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Wendy Webster
2019-06-13 15:41:04

I loved this course. I had started some husbandry training before but the material in this course took it to a whole new level. I am so pleased and grateful to have been taught how to have a conversation with my dog.

Iris is extremely helpful and even devised some really successful extra training to help with getting my dog to feel more comfortable in a bike basket. She made new videos to demonstrate how to apply the exercises.

This course has improved how I relate to my dog on a daily basis. I couldn’t recommend it more highly.