The Bitey End of the Dog

Trish McMillan MSc, CDBC, CCBC, CPDT-KA

September 14, 2020 Michael Shikashio CDBC Season 1 Episode 13
The Bitey End of the Dog
Trish McMillan MSc, CDBC, CCBC, CPDT-KA
Show Notes

This episode is the season finale for The Bitey End of the Dog, and I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for listening, sharing the podcast, and for your wonderful feedback! It has been an incredible experience for me to chat with such amazing and enlightening guests. 
With that being said, stay tuned for Season 2 where I will be bringing on some more fascinating experts from around the world to talk about all things aggression. Season 2 will be launching early 2021.

In this episode, I chat with my good friend and colleague, Trish McMillan about some very necessary, and sobering topics that need to be discussed in the dog training, rescue, and shelter world, and I hope this podcast can allow for some self-reflection  within our industry. 

And this episode is sponsored by, where you can find a variety of educational offerings with a focus on helping dogs with aggression, including the Aggression in Dogs Master Course, the most comprehensive course available anywhere in the world on helping dogs with aggression, and The Aggression in Dogs Conference, a three day virtual event happening from Oct. 2-4, 2020 with ten amazing speakers, all experts in their field.  You can find out more about the conference by going to
September 28th, 2020 is the
last day to register for the conference.

Trish McMillan MSc, CDBC, CCBC, CPDT-KA

Trish McMillan is a certified professional dog trainer (through CCPDT),  certified dog behavior consultant and associate certified cat behavior consultant (through IAABC) who holds a Master’s degree in Animal Behavior from the University of Exeter in England.  She specializes in training and behavior modification work using positive reinforcement with dogs, cats, and horses.

During her seven years with the ASPCA, Trish gained a wide variety of experience in the field of animal behavior.  For three years she was the director of the animal behavior department at the ASPCA’s New York City shelter, helping staff, volunteers, and adopters work with animals and make great matches.  Trish has also helped assess and rehabilitate animals from cruelty, hoarding, and dogfighting cases, as well as pets rescued from natural disasters. In addition to writing for the ASPCA’s Virtual Pet Behaviorist and other publications, she helped create and present several very popular webinars on dog and cat behavior and handling for the ASPCA Pro website. Trish also co-chairs the Shelter Behavior division of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and runs an online shelter behavior mentorship through IAABC twice a year.

Show Notes Links:
The Perils of Placing Marginal Dogs
ASPCA Position Statement

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