Measures of cognitive ageing in family dogs Dr Patrizia Piotti

Measures of cognitive ageing in family dogs Dr Patrizia Piotti

presented by Dr Patrizia Piotti

Age-related cognitive decline in family dogs

Dogs begin to show behavioural and cognitive signs linked to ageing starting from the age of six. This is a progressive process, so much so that up one third of 11-12 years-old dogs show and 70% of dogs aged 15-16 show signs that are similar to the human Alzheimer disease. In order to study dogs’ ageing process, researchers have been focused, so far, mostly on laboratory dogs. These, however, differ from the dogs living with humans (“family dogs”) in terms of experiences, genetics and sometimes their behaviour. I will describe the latest findings regarding the assessment of cognitive and behavioural changes in aged family dogs, considerations regarding their welfare and quality of life and potential interventions aiming at slowing down the cognitive and behavioural decline of aged family dogs.


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About the presenter

Patrizia Piotti, post-doctoral researcher in veterinary behavioural medicine and comparative cognitive neuroscience, is currently researching cognitive ageing in dogs with the Senior Family Dog Project, Eötvös Loránd University. Patrizia’s other research interests are canine collaborative behaviour, individual differences in nonhuman animals and humans, and psychoneuroendocrinology.

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Twitter: ‎@PiottiP

Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do

presented by Marc Bekoff

 

 


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You can order Marc Bekoff’s new book: Canine Confidential at Amazon.

 

 

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Marc Bekoff is professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is an award winning researcher who has published more than 1000 essays (scientific, popular, and book chapters) and 30 books, including Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do. Marc has studied dogs and their wild relatives for many decades. His homepage is marcbekoff.com.

Quick & Easy Proactive Prevention vs. Time-Consuming & Complicated Rehabilitation

Presented by Dr Ian Dunbar

 


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Tellington TTouch Training – How Posture Really Matters

Tellington TTouch Training – How Posture Really Matters

presented by Toni Shelbourne


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Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs

presented by Malena DeMartini, CTC, CDBC


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Malena DeMartini, CTC, CDBC, is renowned in the dog training world for her work on canine separation anxiety (SA) disorder. Her book, Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs, has helped countless numbers of dogs. In addition to writing and lecturing, Malena oversees a team of the top SA trainers in the world and runs a certification program for accomplished trainers looking to hone their skills. Malena is passionate about furthering education in this field through science based research.

The I.N.T.E.R.A.C.T.I.V.E Play Guide

The I.N.T.E.R.A.C.T.I.V.E Play Guide

presented by Craig Ogilvie

Interactive Play, using your dogs toy as a bridge to create a unique, special and fun packed experience to share with your dog which can benefit your lives in so many ways.

-Building a better relationship with your dog

-Confidence building

-Motivation

-Stimulation and impulse control

-Gaining your dogs focus

-Creating a high value reward experience for training

-Creating an interactive experience that you can share with your dog that will stimulate their body and mind.

-Most of all having lots of fun


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Craig is uniquely qualified in the U.K as the only person to achieve a Mondioring decoys license and has travelled all over Europe with his sport testing and training dogs from all over the world. It was on this journey that he discovered the Interactive Gold Dust and used motivation, stimulation and focus to create the Interactive Play Experience and has been helping dogs and people ever since.

He instructs and delivers training for a wide variety of organization’s including the U.K Police, U.K Military, pet dog societies, and Dog sport societies, he is also the soon to be author of the Interactive Play Guide and completely in love with helping dogs and people. Travelling all over the country delivering seminars, workshops, and speaking engagements helping to motivate dog lovers and their dogs from all background to achieve their goals and create their own in amazing Interactive Play Experience