CPD for dog professionals with Amber Batson

The challenging behaviour case: are we treating the dog or the owner?

Sunday 19th November 2017

Price: £80, £75 LAA members  and early bird (bookings before September 31st)

When: Arrive 9.30 for a 9.45 am start, finish around  4.15 pm.

Where: The Nature Discovery Centre, Muddy Lane, Thatcham, Berks RG19 3FU

This one day seminar for dog trainers, behaviourists and vets will look at the most common factors that complicate behaviour cases and aims to provide opportunities to consider how we can all be more effective in our behaviour work.


The morning will look at aspects of what affects the dog’s ability to move forward such as memory formation, how the dog’s lifestyle may affect their processing of new information, how to manage extreme stress including the consideration of relevant medications and how pain and other diseases may be part of the behaviour case jigsaw puzzle.


The afternoon will look at what affects the owner’s ability to carry out our recommendations, how the relationship between the dog and the owner affects the duo’s learning opportunities and will include an unusual look at advanced learning theory concepts as they apply to both the dog and to the owner.  The relatively new field of human behaviour change will form part of the afternoon – how can we get the owner on board and really motoring forward to resolve the undesired behaviours.

A prerequisite for this course is an understanding of classical and operant conditioning as we will go into different types of learning building on concepts of basic learning theory. This will  be an intimate event for animal professionals held in a lovely venue - quality CPD at an accessible price.



To book: Pay by PayPal using the links below or send a cheque, payable to ‘Learning About Animals’, to: Suzanne Rogers, 6 Fern Cottages, Dorking Road, Abinger Hammer, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6SA. E-mail: Suzanne@learningaboutanimals.co.uk

Please let me know at time of booking if you require a certificate of attendance of the course for your records. If you are a member of the IAABC you will likely get CPD points for this event (subject to confirmation).

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The speaker: Amber qualified as a vet from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 1999.  With a strong interest in behaviour she began undertaking additional behaviour and welfare qualifications the following year and has been undertaking private behaviour consultations and teaching since the early 2000's.

Amber has worked in veterinary practice since qualifying and has also undertaken regular work with welfare organisations including as an expert legal witness in courts of law.

Amber believes passionately that animal welfare benefits from increased education and aims to help provide this by offering scientifically up to date information in an easy to understand, practical format suitable for pet owners and animal professionals alike.

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