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Michael Shikashio

Dog aggression is a common problem and it can occur in all breeds. Mike Shikashio is an internationally acclaimed expert on dog aggression, a trainer's trainer, if you will, and in this episode he offers insights into the causes of aggression and how we as dog owners can create safe environments for the dog to help them through their challenges. It's not just about the dog, however! It's also about us and how we respond.

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Guest

Michael Shikashio

Hosts

Mark Drucker and Drew Webster

Producer and Editor

John LaSala

SPONSOR

This episode of Love, Dog: The Podcast is sponsored by Fig & Tyler, makers of the highest quality, one-ingredient, human-grade dog treats that are a favorite of professional dog trainers. Pet parents are also urged to give these treats a try. Generous discounts have been arranged for both professionals and all dog lovers. Visit Fig & Tyler.

GUEST BIO

Michael is an internationally sought after keynote speaker and presenter on the topic of dog aggression at numerous events, conferences, and universities worldwide. He has mentored and presented to thousands of animal professionals in twelve different countries and has been a guest at every major dog training conference in the U.S. and Mexico, including the APDT, IAABC, FDSA, Clicker Expo, Victoria Stilwell’s DBC, PPG, CICA, IACP, Owners of Dog Daycares, and The Aggression in Dogs Conferences.

SUMMARY

In this conversation, hosts Mark Drucker and Drew Webster interview globally renowned dog aggression expert Mike Shikashio and discuss the importance of understanding and addressing dog aggression. Mike shares his background and philosophy in working with aggression cases, emphasizing the importance of creating a safe space for clients and dogs. They discuss the challenges and solutions in managing and resolving aggression cases, including the possibility of removing dogs from aggressive situations. They explore the role of behavior science in understanding aggression and changing behavior. The conversation touches on the misrepresentation of pit bulls and the impact of breed-specific legislation. They also discuss the behavior of street dogs in different cultures and the role of environment in shaping dog behavior.

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CHAPTERS

00:00 Show opens

03:09 Importance of Addressing Dog Aggression

06:27 Mike Shikashio’s Background and Expertise

07:37 Working with Aggressive Dogs and Reactive Dogs

10:14 Philosophy and Approach to Aggression Cases

11:38 Working with People in Aggression Cases

13:27 Hope and Improvement in Aggression Cases

14:50 Removing Dogs from Aggressive Situations

16:41 Preparing for Aggression Cases

19:03 Creating a Safe Space for Clients

22:20 Mediation and Conflict Resolution in Aggression Cases

23:55 When Dogs Need to be Removed or Euthanized

26:14 Increase in Aggression Cases with Spike in Adoptions

32:51 Expanding a Dog’s World and Avoiding Excessive Management

36:10 Jealousy and Resource Guarding in Dogs

47:18 Understanding Aggression and Behavior Science

49:06 Coping with Difficult Cases and Finding Balance

52:55 Advice for Dog Guardians

56:19 The Misrepresentation of Pit Bulls

59:03 Aggression on Leash

01:03:53 Tools and Resources for Trainers

01:08:10 Street Dogs and Aggression

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