Dr Spock and the Meerkat

Danielle Beck CAB · 15 July 2020

How the brain affects your dogs Behaviour

"Living with a reactive or shut down dog can be extremely distressing, and it's difficult to know what to do for the best"

Danielle Beck, MSc

During this course you will learn how reactive dogs get ‘hijacked’ by the ‘Meerkat that lives in their brain’.

 

This course helps owners to understand that their dogs reactions aren’t always under conscious control. It offers ways to understand the dog from their perspective and how to support them when they’re struggling to cope. By doing this we can help more dogs to #ControlTheMeerkat.

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This lesson will provide you with a basic understanding of the different parts of the brain, and how their role affects your dogs behaviour. 

You will get to meet Dog-ter Spock and his Meerkat friend Maurice, who control the inner workings of your dogs brain.

Video 16 Min  + slides, an area to make notes and downloadable pdf 

Here we will take a look at what arousal is and how it impacts your dogs behaviour. Then move onto how your dogs emotions can drive their behaviour.

Video 24 Min  + slides, an area to make notes and downloadable pdf 

In this lesson we will break down what happens to your dog when they’re reacting, as we look in their stress response system, and the motivation behind their fight and/or flight response.

Video 16 Min  + slides, an area to make notes and downloadable pdf 

Now we know how much trouble this little meerkat can get your dog into, we can look how how we can adapt the environment to give back some control to Dog-ter Spock.

Video 17 Min  + slides, an area to make notes and downloadable pdf 

Your dogs meerkat is going to make life very difficult for your dog. Now we understand how to get the control back, lets look at how we can manage that meerkat so he doesn’t make your dog panic and react quite so much.

Video 9 Min  + slides, an area to make notes and downloadable pdf 

Here we run through some practical exercises you can try with your dog to help them to manage their own meerkat and keep their inner Dog-ter Spock online. It Includes;

‘If In Doubt; Chill Out’ pdf

Engaging the seeking system pdf

Check in pdf

Deep Breath pdf

 

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Course Includes

  • 7 Lessons
  • 24 Topics
  • Course Certificate
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