For dog trainers and student behaviourists

With Oxfordshire Animal Behaviour Centre’s Rehabilitation Team

Date: Friday 13 and Saturday 14 October 2017
Time: 9.30am to 5pm
Venue: Guide Dogs Training School, Gibfield Park Ave, Atherton, Manchester M46 0SU

Book early as places limited.

Please note that due to the limited amount of places on this workshop, the one-day only option will not be available.

£105.00

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This is a 2-Day intensive and comprehensive interactive workshop that will address all aspects of canine abnormal repetitive behaviours:

  • Current scientific classification of ARBs
  • What are ARBs and is there any difference between them, i.e. obsessive-compulsive, compulsive or stereotypy?
  • Aetiology (causes) of ARBs in dogs
  • The Biology of ARBs
  • The role of genetics, epigenetics and environment
  • Underlying mechanisms and motivations: physical and physiological, medical, psychological and cognitive
  • Prevention
  • Treatment and management
  • The role of training in the treatment of some ARBs
  • The role of environmental enrichment in the treatment of some ARBs
  • Pharmacology

and more…

Students will:

  • Learn to recognise a whole range of ARBs and their underlying mechanisms and motivations
  • Practise making the correct diagnosis
  • Discuss real life cases and work through case histories
  • Discuss behaviour programmes and associated training plans
  • Learn to use lateral thinking, look at the whole picture and think outside the box
  • Learn to tailor treatment plans to individual cases: adapt to the individual situation (instead of blindly following standard formulas)
  • Learn to maximise compliance and troubleshoot when a behaviour and training plan is not working
  • Have a chance to put their own cases forward (whether own dog or a client’s)
  • Take part in Q & A sessions

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Muriel Brasseur BSc (Hons) PhD, PACT-KSA

Muriel is a zoologist and experienced animal behaviourist with a PhD in animal behaviour and genetics. The niece of police dog trainers and a vet’s daughter, she has a lifetime’s experience with animals and around twenty years experience of behaviour work. Muriel is the director of Oxfordshire Animal Behaviour Centre (OABC) and head of the Professional Association of Canine Trainers (PACT). She specialises in difficult cases and all types of aggression.

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Jules Morgan APDT UK, PACT-KSA

Jules is a qualified dog trainer with over 20 years experience. She is OABC’s main trainer and extensively helps with rehabilitation training. Her real passion is gundogs and she runs her own dog training business Dog Training Naturally. Jules also heads the Professional Association of Canine Trainers (PACT).

Course date and venue details:

Date: Friday 13 and Saturday 14 October 2017

Time: 9.30am to 5pm

Venue: Guide Dogs Training School, Gibfield Park Ave, Atherton, Manchester M46 0SU

Accommodation:

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Dogs:

Dogs are unfortunately not allowed inside the Guide Dogs training centre or in the car park.

Course Fee:

Standard Fee: £105

  • Book early as places limited.
  • Please note that due to the limited amount of places, the one-day only option will not be available.

Fee includes:

  • Cakes and refreshments including tea and coffee will be provided.
  • Please bring your own lunch.

Payment:

Payment via PayPal (includes debit or credit card). Please contact Animal Events UK if you need to pay by BACS or cheque.