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BETTER PUP PARENTING

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Talk 1: Body language: Beyond Wagging Tails | Sun, Sep 11 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Talk 2: The Funda of Socialization in Dogs | Sat, Sep 17 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 

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Nidhi Sanghrajka Mehta
Dog Behaviourist, Trainer, Aggression Expert

Nidhi is Gujarat’s first Certified Lady Dog Behaviourist, Trainer & Aggression Expert. She was formally trained by the renowned dog behaviourist Shirin Merchant, a pioneer of the ‘kinder approach’ and positive methods of training.

 

Since 2013, Nidhi has trained and consulted over hundreds of dogs – dealing with various obedience- as well as behavioural-issues, ranging from puppy biting, leash walking, socialization, separation anxiety, several types of aggression, etc. She founded ‘DOGSPECTIVE by Nidhi’, through which, she imparts trainings and provides behaviour consultations. Through workshops, talks and seminars, she also educates pet owners for better bond building and stress-free parenting.

 

Nidhi has worked as a Consultant Behaviourist with International Organizations like Humane Society International – India (HSII) on their Dog Meat Trade Project, to get 20+ dogs rescued from being butchered as meat, and get adopted through their temperament testing and required behavior modification and training. She has also worked with HSII for their Community Engagement Program – Abhay Sankalp – for  developing and executing workshops for the community to understand Street Dogs better. Further, Nidhi has executed several workshops for Kids & Animals at the Jivdaya Charitable Trust.

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"dogs do speak,
but only to those who know how to listen."
- Orhan Pamuk

They lick you. They dribble in the kitchen. They leave fur on your couch. And yet, you love them! Dogs aren’t our best friends for nothing. Check out the statistics for the rise in pet dogs during COVID. You’ll be stumped! And Google searches for pet, dog- and cat-adoption rocketed by almost 250% during the early phases of the pandemic. Not only have canine kids given their parents a sense of purpose during the lockdown, but also have contributed to their owners’ better mental health.

 

And yet, now that life has returned to normal with businesses and schools making their typical demands, just how do you manage that special member in the family? Whether you are a first time pet owner or an experienced one, pre- & post-pandemic routines have definitely changed some equations. You need to look for “quality time” with your pet above everything else. And that means, understanding your doggy better.

 

This programme addresses the two most fundamental questions in a pet parent’s life:

1. What is my dog telling me and how should I decode the body language of my dog?
2. Why is my dog reactive to/fearful  of the other dog/humans/situations?

Talk 1: Body Language: Beyond Wagging Tails

Ever wondered what it actually means when your dog is staring at you or giving you that guilty look? Or wagging his tail even when he or she is reactive? Or looking away while you're talking to him/her?

 

If so, then this session is for you! Body language of dogs is a beautiful language in itself and knowing it means taking a step further to understand your dog and building a deeper and more meaningful bond!

 

Takeaways

1. Decode the finer nuances of a dog’s body language

2. Respond correctly and build a stronger bond with your pet

3. Avoid a dog from climbing up the ladder of aggression/reactivity

 

Talk 2: The Funda of Socialization in Dogs

This talk will focus on breaking myths about socialization and will also emphasize on the correct ways of doing so. It will establish the importance of socialization and discuss how every dog parent can be more involved in socializing his or her dog at the correct age.

 

By opening up avenues of understanding your dog better, this talk will take you a step forward in establishing a healthy relationship between you and your pet.

 

Takeaways

1. Learn socialization skills

2. Recognize the common mistakes while socializing your dogs

3. Practice new ways of bonding with your dogs

WHO IS THE WORKSHOP FOR?

  • Dog parents of all ages, especially for those with new pups

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1. Can I bring my pet to the programme?

This programme is for pet parents to better understand their dog's behaviour and improve their socialization tactics. The facilitator's dog will be there to demonstrate certain techniques or actions. However, having more dogs on site during this programme will lead to distraction from the agenda of the talk. Hence, the programme is only for pet parents for now. We are likely to have future events with your canine companions in the compound.

2. Can I discuss my individual concerns?

The talk will be interactive, so participants will have opportunities to share their experiences and ask questions. For more specific behavioural consultation, the facilitator will be available separately to interact with you one-on-one. 

3. I am not a new dog parent. Will these talks benefit me?

You may have had a pet for long, but every dog is different. Knowing about different behavioural patterns and issues at different stages in a dog/parent's life is always interesting and enriching. You will certainly go home better equipped to interact with your friend.

4. What safety precautions will be taken at The Hive?​

We will be meeting in small groups. Our instructors and staff are fully vaccinated. Masks are recommended when in close proximity. However, the participants are responsible for their own health & safety.

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Sun, Sep 11

 

Sat, Sep 17

Talk 1: Body Language: Beyond Wagging Tails

Talk 2: The Funda of Socialization in Dogs

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

 

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

INR 700/talk*
INR 1200 for both talks*

* Registration for 1 pet parent

Cancellation Policy: In the unlikely event of The Hive cancelling any of its workshops for any reason, registered participants will be refunded the entire amount within 15 business days. Course dropouts by participants will be eligible for refund as follows: 30+ days before the event - 75% refund; 15-30 days before the event: 50% refund; less than 15 days - 0% refund. Attendee changes can be accommodated up to 14 days prior to the event.