THIS IS THE BALANCE PAYMENT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE PAID A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT. THIS MUST BE PAID BEFORE 30 APRIL 2021
THIS SEMINAR IS 4 DAYS LONG (2 x 2 DAYS).
AN ADDITIONAL 2 DAYS IS AVAILABLE FOR CANINE PROFESSIONALS, PLEASE REMEMBER TO MAKE BOTH BALANCE PAYMENTS IF YOU ARE ATTENDING 6 DAYS.
The event will involve lectures, Q&A and practical workstations.
Overview of the topics per weekend:
Session 1: Monday 7 & Tuesday 8 June 2021
- The development of normal behaviour in the young puppy. What affects brain and body development?
- What do puppies need compared to what adult dogs need?
- What is the influence of the environment on the development of the puppy?
- Attachment Theory: How can we maximize attachment to build good relationships with people and other dogs?
- How does body language develop in the puppy? Is there a difference in body language between that of the puppy and that of the adult dog?
- Play! What can they learn from this? How can this influence eg bite inhibition? Can they play too much? When should you intervene as a breeder?
- Preparing puppies for weaning and for departure to the new home (incl. transport to it).
- Visiting the vet - microchipping, vaccinations, worming: how can we minimize stress and anxiety?
Session 2: Monday 5 & Tuesday 6 July 2021
- Preparing the house for the new puppy. Toilet training and good sleeping habits.
- Introduction to other dogs and cats of the family.
- Good bonding with the new owners. What are the factors that can influence separation anxiety?
- Play: puppy - human. What are the best games?
- Selecting a good puppy school.
- Puppy learning: reward vs punishment, habituation, how can the breeder influence the pup's learning potential?
- Learning through observation. Can you use other dogs to teach the puppy something?
- Expanding their world. Socialization and enriched environments.
- Sterilisation/castration? What should you think about before making a decision?
Amber Batson graduated as a veterinarian and surgeon from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 1999. In her senior year, she was honoured with several medals for outstanding service. She has always been very interested in animal behaviour. In addition to her career as a veterinarian, she studied part-time for several years to become a behavioural expert for dogs, cats and horses. Amber has conducted research in animal welfare, especially in the responsible handling of pets. She also has scientific research started in the field of psychoneuroimmunology. Amber often collaborates, on a voluntary basis, with international charities that promote animal welfare. She has experience teaching, particularly on behaviour and animal welfare, to both owners and professionals including fellow veterinarians.
Her goal is to clarify the scientific knowledge of behavioural problems in a practical way, so she hopes to contribute to the prevention of these problems. Amber lectures in various European and Asian countries and they are always very popular.
Venue: The seminar will be held at Bowden Hall Hotel, Bondend Lane, Upton St Leonards, Gloucester GL4 8ED. Mondays 10am-5pm, Tuesdays 9am- 4pm.
Refreshments: Refreshments and lunch will be provided. It will not be possible to bring your own lunch.
Not Local? A delegate bed and breakfast rate of £85 per night is available. Please book direct with the hotel.
Covid-19: the seminar will be run in accordance with Government guidelines in place at the time. If the seminar cannot be run 'in person', the event will be transferred to an online platform.