Multi-dog Households with Sian Ryan

Sunday 1st October 2017

Price: £40, £35 LAA members 

When: Arrive 9.45 for a 10am start, finish around  4 pm.

Where: Wotton Village Hall, between Guildford and Dorking on the A25, behind the Wotton Hatch pub, Surrey (easy access of the M25, M3 and relatively near a railway station).

Living with more than one dog has many benefits but can sometimes leave you feeling overwhelmed, outnumbered and exhausted trying to meet the varying needs of your canine housemates.


This informative day will take you through the practicalities from choosing an appropriate dog to add to your household, how to do introductions, getting through the first few days and weeks, useful strategies and multidog cues and behavious, and longer term considerations to keep everything running smoothly. The day will touch on how to deal with conflicts but won't cover this in depth.

Sian will share personal experiences from her life with four dogs, as well as  those gained from her work with clients of her training and behaviour centre, Developing Dogs near Ely. The day will include videos and handouts.

This is a rare opportunity for a great CPD event for professionals and an interesting day out for anyone wanting to learn more about their dog.

Pay by PayPal using the links 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.

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The speaker: Sian gained her MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour from the University of Lincoln with distinction in 2011. Whilst finishing her dissertation on Self Control in Pet Dogs she worked as a behaviour counsellor and trainer in the Lincoln Animal Behaviour Clinic and went on to work as a researcher looking at novel ways of measuring emotions in dogs in 2012. With several years of dog training experience, Sian was the first course tutor for Life Skills for Puppies training classes and helped create and develop the course, as well as tutoring on the Life Skills for Puppies Trainers Courses offered by the University of Lincoln. Sian writes for several organisations and her book No Walks? No Worries! (with co-author Helen Zulch and photographer Peter Baumber) was published in October 2014. Sian has also appeared as an animal training and behaviour expert on Bang Goes the Theory and was consulted during the making of Inside the Animal Mind with Chris Packham. Sian owns and runs the Developing Dogs Training Centre and Holiday Cottages in Cambridgeshire, as well as giving seminars and workshops across the country.

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Currently Sian is in the series Me and My Dog on the TV!