Trish McMillan Webinars -Play is Magic!

Humans can sometimes come off as untrustworthy of dogs. People may lure dogs in close with a treat and then suddenly reach toward or grab them. In shelters, people walk by, stare at the dogs, and then continue walking by. But dogs? Dogs don’t lie to their dog friends. If you’re out in the play yard and your new best dog friend tells you the humans are OK, you might just believe them. And if humans approaching the front of your kennel means you’re about to go to playgroup or on a group walk, you may start thinking humans are OK too. Learn the many ways dogs can help other dogs, in and outside of the shelter environment. In this webinar, you will learn about social learning, dog play dynamics, and how to manage playgroups in shelters.
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Meet the instructor

Trish McMillan

Trish McMillan holds a master of science degree in animal behavior and is a certified professional dog trainer. She worked for the ASPCA for nearly eight years, first as director of animal behavior at their NYC shelter, and then with the field team, helping assess and rehabilitate dogs from cruelty cases, dogfighting, and hoarding situations.
Trish owns McMillan Animal Behavior in North Carolina, where she lives in a tiny house on her farm, Pibble Hill. Trish currently shares her life with 25 animals of five species.
Trish’s professional work includes training and behavior modification work with dogs, cats, and horses. She speaks and consults nationally and internationally on animal sheltering issues, dog, cat, and horse behavior, dog aggression, and defensive handling. She also runs a popular online shelter dog behavior mentorship and other courses through the Shelter Behavior Hub, and is one of the founders of the behavioral euthanasia grief support group, “Losing Lulu.”
Patrick Jones - Course author