One of the hardest things for dog training professionals is figuring out whether, how, and when to bring in additional help. This presentation will address this question as it relates to veterinary behaviorists. Case studies will be presented, and related topics will also be addressed, including how to determine if a veterinary behaviorist is needed, how to get clients on board, and how to create a reciprocal referral relationship with a veterinary behaviorist.
1. Be able to determine whether a veterinary behaviorist is needed in a given case.
2.Know a variety of techniques to help get clients on board with bringing in a veterinary behaviorist.
3. Be able to collaborate effectively with veterinary behaviorists to improve outcomes for their clients.
Intermediate to advanced (though beginners may find it useful too)
Irith (pronounced “Ee-reet”) Bloom is a faculty member at Victoria Stilwell Academy and Dog Walking Academy, and a certified animal trainer. Here are the acronyms for my certifications, in case you want to look them up: CPDT-KSA, CDBC, VSPDT, KPA CTP, and CBATI. I’m also certified in TAGteach, a positive reinforcement method for coaching humans.
Her company, The Sophisticated Dog, LLC, offers training for a variety of pet animal species. I present at conferences and seminars worldwide, and my writing has been published both in print and online.
CCPDT,, KPA, IACP, IAABC