September 24, 2017

Canine Communication Seminar – What is your dog trying to tell you?

Scott Sheaffer
Understanding how dogs communicate
with humans and other dogs.

with Scott Sheaffer CDBC, CPDT-KA

Sunday 11/12/2017
3:30 – 6 PM

What a Great Dog! Training Center
Frisco, Texas


Our dogs are constantly attempting to communicate with us. Their body language and vocalizations tell us a lot about what they’re thinking and make their behaviors easier to predict than most people realize. If we don’t know what they are trying to tell us, we can misunderstand their intentions and that can interfere with the relationship we have with our dogs. In a multi-dog home, it’s important that we also know what our dogs are saying to each other so we can keep peace and harmony.
In this 2.5 hour seminar, Scott Sheaffer will provide information on:
> How to know when your dog is conflicted about things
> Detecting stress and anxiety in your dog
> Behaviors that let you know your dog is trying to get away from conflict
> Ways your dog is letting you know that he or she needs attention
> Body language that your dog uses to let you know he or she feel friendly and playful
> Ways that humans can let dogs know that we are no threat to them
> Avoiding dog bites by seeing the early warning signs
> Special precautions for young children interacting with dogs
Just about everyone who has a pet dog will benefit from this material. Additionally, anyone who works with dogs such as rescue organizations, groomers, veterinarian practice employees and dog trainers will benefit as well.

Fee: $30 per seat for 2.5 hour seminar. Please note that seminars are charged per person (i.e. spouses count as another seat).

Please do not bring your dog to this event.

Register Online or by calling the front desk 214-297-3000.

Scott’s Background/Education:

Scott has been training dogs all of his life. In addition to private consultations, Scott conducts seminars for professional dog trainers, veterinary practices, rescue shelters and dog owner groups. He is a consultant for municipal animal control services and is a legal consultant in dog bite cases.

Scott is the author of FRED™ (Functional Reactivity Exercise for Dogs) behavior modification. Real Owners, Real Environments, Real World™

He received his Bachelor of Science from Baylor University. He has earned the CDBC (Certified Dog Behavior Consultant) designation from IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants) after meeting requisite education, experience and testing standards, he also received the CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer) designation from CCPDT (Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers).


Scott is a professional member of APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers). Additionally, he is a fully certified member of IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants) and a certified member of CCPDT (Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers).

Personal Information:

Scott is married and has a daughter. He lives with a Great Pyrenees Dog named Luke and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Reagan. He enjoys anything to do with dogs and enjoys physical fitness.