The pandemic has disrupted all our lives. The future is uncertain with many questions still unanswered. The silver lining in all of this is we are all spending more time with our dogs than ever. However, this presents certain challenges and concerns for all pet guardians as we inch back to normalcy. In a free webinar on 5/28 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Michael Schaier, founder and principal owner of Michael’s Pack Dog Training, will discuss COVID-19’s effect on dogs and their environment.
Topics Michael will be addressing during this webinar include:
1. Anticipating separation anxiety post COVID-19
- What to look for in separation anxiety
- Different levels of separation anxiety
- Methods of coping with separation anxiety in your dog
2. Emotional distress and/or stress that COVID-19 could be causing in your dog
- How to determine if your dog is feeling stressful
- Methods of coping with stressed out dog
- Can dogs sense human emotions?
3. Training tips and fun tricks to work on with your pet during shelter at home time.
4. Understanding dog anxiety, do dogs mirror human stress, are dogs stressed by confinement?
5. Recognizing stress in your dogs
6. How COVID-19 relates to fear and under-socialization issues
We hope you can join us for this important webinar!
About Michael Schaier
Michael Schaier, owner/head trainer of Michael’s Pack, is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Animal Behavior College (ABC-D.T.) and Certified Counsel for Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT-K.A.). He is an evaluator for the AKC’s Canine Good Citizens (CGC) test. Michael is also the author of Wag That Tail: A Trainer’s Guide to a Happy Dog and What Can You Expect When You Are Expecting A Puppy. He has appeared on News 12 Long Island, Animal Planet, and FiOS1 Long Island’s Money and Main$treet and has had featured articles in Long Island Business News, as well as Newsday.