Prognosis & Realistic Goals in Aggression Cases


Presented by Michael Shikashio
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
12:00pm-1:30pm Central
KPA CEUs: 1.5
Presented 2018

Setting realistic goals for clients in aggression cases is crucial for success and avoiding burnout. This webinar will demonstrate how to use an objective approach by evaluating more than a dozen key factors which allows trainers and behavior consultants to set realistic expectations for clients. Discussing this prognosis, or the likely outcome in a case, allows clients to understand what true success may look like, foster participation, and systematically assess potential for outcomes such as behavior modification, management alone, re-homing, or euthanasia when applicable. Real cases with different outcomes will be presented and how the prognosis played a role in their overall success.


Michael Shikashio

Michael Shikashio, CDBC, is the president of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), and provides private consultations working only with dog aggression cases through his business Complete Canines LLC. Michael is fully certified through the IAABC, is a full member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), and is a mentor trainer for Animal Behavior College. Michael also offers mentoring and training to other professionals.

Michael is sought after for his expert opinion by numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, New York Post, Baltimore Sun, WebMD, Women’s Health Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, The Chronicle of the Dog, and Steve Dale’s Pet World.

He is a featured speaker on the topic of canine aggression at conferences and seminars around the world, and he currently teaches “Aggression Cases: A to Z” through The Dog Trainers Connection and the “Aggression in Dogs Mentorship” through the IAABC.