Aggression and Anxiety Mentorship: A Deep Dive into Complex Behaviors

  • Overview

  • CEUs & Pricing

  • About Your Instructor

Course Begins: January 2, 2025

Duration: 8 weeks

Instructor: Camille Ward MS, PhD, CAAB

Course type: Mentorship


  • Meetings are a safe space to ask questions, share your experiences, and learn from peers. They are not recorded.
  • Meetings take place on Thursdays at 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time. The first meeting is January 9th.
  • Meetings are 60 minutes in duration.
  • Auditors do not attend online meetings.
  • Meetings begin 1 week after course opens.
  • Meetings are 1 hour in duration.
  • There are 8 meetings for this course.


This eight-week mentorship focuses on some of the most complex, yet common behavioral problems in dogs that prompt guardians to seek help from behaviorists and consultants. Based on the personal case files of a Certified Animal Behaviorist (CAAB) who has seen 1,000’s of canine behavioral cases spanning multiple decades, these common problem areas include:

  • Human-directed aggression (both towards strangers and familiar people)
  • Leash reactivity and aggression
  • Fears, phobias, and anxieties (including separation anxiety)
  • Conflict in multi-dog households
  • Veterinary visits, unruly behaviors, and abnormal repetitive behaviors

You will gain insight into the ethology and etiology of these conditions through lectures and readings and learn creative ways for addressing these problem behaviors in dogs.

Full Student:

CEUs: 25.0 (IAABC); 16.0 (CCPDT, KPA)

Cost: $600



Cost: $360

Cancellation Policy: We will refund 90% up to 30 days pre-event. A 50% refund will be available up to 15 days pre-event. After these deadlines, no refunds will be issued.

Instructor: Camille Ward MS, PhD, CAAB

Dr. Camille Ward is the President and founder of About Dogs LLC, where she specializes in behavioral consultations for the prevention, modification, and management of canine behavior problems. Her philosophy stresses relationship building and working from the dog’s point of view.

Dr. Ward received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan studying cognition and the development of social behavior in domestic dogs. In addition to her work on dogs, she also conducted behavior studies on crows, primates, and fish. She received her certification through the Animal Behavior Society as a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB).

Dr. Ward has lectured nationally and internationally at scientific and dog training conferences on canine behavior. She has published on animal behavior in a variety of scientific academic journals, and her work has been featured on MSNBC, in Cosmopolitan magazine, and in the Bark. She has also taught animal behavior to undergraduate students at the University of Michigan, and she designed and taught a seminar called Dog Cognition, Behavior and Welfare. She recently published a paper entitled: “Greeting Behavior between Dogs at a Dog Park” in the journal, Pet Behaviour Science. She also co-hosted a symposium on “Comparative Canine Behavior” at the 53rd Annual Conference of the Animal Behavior Society. The symposium was the first academic forum for canine behavior research in North America and included invited speakers from around the world to present their research on the behavior and cognition of both domestic dogs and wild canids.

Dr. Ward is on the Advisory Group of Dr. Marty Becker’s Fear Free Initiative, where the emphasis is on the emotional well-being of dogs during veterinary visits, grooming procedures, when working with trainers, and more. She also worked as an Animal Behaviorist for the ASPCA’s Anti-Cruelty Team, working with other professionals on the rehabilitation of dogs rescued from fighting, hoarding, puppy mills, and other forms of abuse.