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Case Studies in Canine Fear and Aggression


Course Code: AA0703WA21

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Last Held: March 18, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Please join the online course at 12:45pm EDT (15 minutes before the start time).

View all upcoming Pet Care School online workshops.


Aggression is the most common and most serious behavior problem in dogs. Growling, barking, snarling, lunging, snapping, and biting are examples of aggressive dog behavior, and they are most often rooted in fear. The good news is that fear-related aggression can be managed and modified.

In the Rutgers Pet Care School's one-hour online Case Studies in Canine Fear and Aggression Course, IAABC Certified Dog Behavior Consultant Karen Fazio, best known as The Dog Super Nanny, will discuss three case studies of fear and aggression. These informative accounts of dogs she personally worked with include reports of chronic anxiety, canine competitive aggression (sibling rivalry), and owner-directed aggression. For each narrative, she will talk about how the behavior was initially described/reported, the methods she used to determine the behavioral diagnosis, the treatment plan she prescribed, and the ultimate outcome.

Whether you are an animal care professional or a pet owner, this program is a great way to learn about the link between fear and aggression in dogs so that you can better manage similar situations in the future. Register today!

Who Should Attend?

  • New dog owners
  • Experienced pet owners
  • Veterinarians and vet techs
  • Groomers
  • Pet sitters
  • Dog walkers
  • Animal trainers
  • Anyone interested in learning more about how to handle canine fear and aggression
Meet Your Instructor

Karen Fazio, Case Studies in Canine Fear and Aggression course instructorKaren Fazio, CDBC

Karen is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (IAABC) and is a certified Fear Free Level 3 Elite professional at the veterinary level. Karen (best known as The Dog Super Nanny) has been a behavior modification practitioner for more than 15 years. She's a highly respected and well-known expert in the areas of canine fear, aggression, and medical causes of behavior.

Karen holds the distinguished position of Director of Behavior at Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital and has had the pleasure of being an instructor for Rutgers University Pet Care School. She enjoys spending time with her husband, writing, public speaking, and anything to do with the sea. Karen has appeared several times on public radio and authored a syndicated pets column (NJ Advance Media) for more than a decade.


This course has been approved for the following types of continuing education credits:

International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC): 1.0 CEU

Registration Fee TBD  
Cancellation Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


No meals will be provided at this course.

Accessing this Online Course (It's Easier Than You Think)

Don't worry, taking an online course is more user-friendly than ever. Once you've registered, you will receive a link via email 24 hours before the start of the course. Simply click that link and follow the prompts to allow Zoom on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

New to online learning? No problem! We will be sending out a document with helpful how-to tips for using Zoom to all registrants the day before the course. Plus, join the class a few minutes early at 12:45pm EDT to get comfortable with the platform and see how you can utilize the chat feature to ask questions throughout the course.

Program Coordinator Olga Welsh will be moderating the class and she will be able to assist participants, answer questions, and troubleshoot in case you experience any issues.

Equipment You Will Need to Access This Training:

  • A computer, tablet, or smartphone
  • Microphone is not necessary (all students will be muted on entry; you can use the "chat function" to type your questions and interact with the instructor)
  • Webcam is optional but not necessary
  • Speaker is optional but not necessary (you will be able to listen to the presentation by dialing in on your phone if your computer does not have a speaker)


  • If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with anyone else who will be registering for this course.

  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with another person who will also be registering, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.

Note: Pre-registration with payment is required.

We're Here to Help!

Please feel free to reach out to Olga Welsh, program coordinator for this class, at any time with questions! We want to make this a fun, informative, and interactive experience for all participants and are eager to help you in any way we can.

Email: ow31@njaes.rutgers.edu
Phone: 732-735-3121


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