Dogs Have Issues Too: Helping Dogs Cope With Stress
Speaker: Jane Miller, LISW, CDBC, AABP-CDBT
Provided as a recording.
2 IAABC CEU’s
2 CCPDT CEU’s (CPDT-KA)
2 NADOI CEU’s
NOTE: Both the Live and the Recording are approved for the same amount of CEUs.
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This webinar presentation is a very brief overview/introduction to helping dogs cope with stress. Jane Miller provides a number of stress reduction/relaxation techniques along with monitoring methods. This is a basic introduction to stress reduction/relaxation techniques covering the definition of stress, eustress and distress. We will not be focusing on the brain’s role in this first introduction to stress.
The stress reduction techniques that are discussed include breathing, acupressure points, TTouch, canine massotherapy, reiki, meditation, and biofeedback etc. The monitoring methods of stress are addressed. These include, stress signs/body language, cortisol levels from saliva, urine and hair, heart rate and variable heart rates, breathing rates, pulse, vagal tone, biofeedback, and MRIs. Some are controversial in that they are costly and invasive and may cause stress levels to increase by the testing itself.
- What is meant by good stress eustress vs. bad stress distress
- Various stress reduction techniques to add to your toolbox since different methods work for different dogs…one size does not fit all
- An introduction to breathing techniques, acupressure points, TTouch, canine massotherapy,
- How to apply this knowledge and monitoring techniques
- Methods of monitoring heart rate,pulse, breathing rate, cortisol levels, biofeedback MRIs and the pros and cons of these techniques.
Resources: An extensive list of videos, links, references, articles, websites, diagrams, etc. will be provided.
A question and answer session will follow this dogs and animal welfare webinar that will be moderated by Dr. Cheryl Aguiar