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The Great Big
Dog Aggression Workshop

Meds, Mood, and Modification 

September 9 - 10, 2023
Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

You don't want to miss this one!

Join Dr. Pachel and Mike as they take a deep dive into aggression and the underlying motivations for aggressive behavior in dogs. This will be an amazing two-day workshop with two of the most sought-after experts in the dog behavior world!


Hand-Feeding a Stray Dog

Workshop Topics

9:00AM - 5:00PM

Great Big Feelings: Understanding the Emotions Influencing Dog Aggression
Dr. Chris Pachel

Ready, Set, Emotion! 
Michael Shikashio CDBC

Under the hood: Medical Factors Influencing Aggression Cases
Dr. Chris Pachel

You Hurt My Feelings!
Michael Shikashio CDBC


9:00AM - 5:00PM

Being a Second Set of Eyes

Michael Shikashio CDBC

Medication Use for Aggression Cases: Applications & Considerations
Dr. Chris Pachel

On the Right Track: Successful Collaboration Strategies for Monitoring Medication Use in Behavior Cases

Dr. Chris Pachel

The Good, the Bad, and the Growly
Michael Shikashio CDBC


12 CEU's approved for CCPDT, KPA, IAABC, and 14 CEU's for RACE 

Note that topics, order of presentation, and details may change slightly as the presenters fine-tune the workshop.

Register Now

Early Bird Tickets (before June 1, 2023):  $265

After June 1, 2023: $310

Workshop ticket price includes admission to the Science Museum of Minnesota

and validated onsite parking.

Shelter discount available. Email ( for information

Refund Policy:  Before June 1, 2023: 100% of ticket price

June 1 - August 31, 2023: 50% of ticket price

No refunds available after August 31, 2023

Location & Travel

Workshop location:
Science Museum of Minnesota

120 W Kellogg Blvd

St. Paul, MN 55102

The Science Museum of Minnesota is 7.5 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul airport (MSP), It and the area hotels are accessible by car, bus, and train.  

Nearby Hotels

Hampton Inn & Suites

200 7th Street West, St. Paul

5 minute walk to the Science Museum 

Workshop discounted rate: $129/night + $25/day parking

Click this link to book your room at the discounted rate

Deadline to make reservations: August 8, 2023 

Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront

11 East Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul

7 minute walk to the Science Museum 

Discounted rate: $109/night + $32/day parking

Use this booking link or call the hotel at 651-292-1900 and give them the workshop name. 

Deadline to make reservations: August 18, 2023

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