Learning About Animals was set up to provide information and promote interest in
the welfare and behaviour of animals. The aim is to bridge the gap between professionals
& scientists working with animals and the public.
If you have any suggestions for future events, if you would like to be considered
to be a speaker, or if you would like to get involved in helping at the events, or
projects please get in touch.
Recent research and links of interest
1. The science behind why some people love animals and some don’t. LINK
2. Do dogs understand play signals given by humans? LINK
3. Dogs are more expressive when someone is looking. LINK
6. By two years of age, around 70 per cent of cats and 80 per cent of dogs have some
form of it [periodontal disease], with small and toy breed dogs particularly susceptible."
What a depressing statistic! LINK
When we put this picture on Facebook it generated considerable interest. It seems
that the issue is a cause of many stressful walks and underlines the importance of
getting behavioural help when needed as many issues of dog-reactivity can be greatly
helped or resolved when some careful behavioural advice is put into practice.
Sponsor a fun education session for children
I regularly run sessions for Brownies, Guides, Pony Club and similar groups. If you'd
like to sponsor a session it would be greatly appreciated as then I can do more of
them. £25 supports my expenses to attend and also money towards things like mending
my still ailing blow up zebra, buying materials and developing the content. The groups
usually run a collection for an animal charity - part of the Friends to Animals badge
is to identify an issue and charity to support. The sessions aim to excite children
about animals, to get them interested in and foster compassion towards them.
WEDNESDAY 1st NOVEMBER 2017 - BRISTOL Motivational Interviewing - CPD for professionals.
(HBCA partner event) DETAILS.
TUESDAY 14th NOVEMBER - SURREY Equine behaviour problem solving. Headley Riders -LINK to book.
SUNDAY 19th NOVEMBER 2017 - BERKSHIRE The Challenging Behaviour Case - with Amber
1. Stand up for animals -this PSA about anti-bullying is powerful with regard to
humans - how could you stand up for an animal today?
2. Enrichment for your pet - one to do with children - shut your dog out of the room
while your child lays a trail of small dog treats, perhaps in the shape of a heart
or bone, then let the dog back into the room and enjoy watching him/her gobble up
the treats one by one.