Unleashing Your Dog: A Field Guide to Giving Your Canine Companion the Best Life Possible

Presented by Dr Jessica Pierce

Sunday 24th January 2021  19.00 – 20.00 (GMT)

Webinar cost is £15.00

(Recording is free for ICB members)

Unleashing Your Dog: A Field Guide to Giving Your Canine Companion the Best Life Possible

  • This webinar will explore how dogs experience the world through their five senses—smell, sight, hearing, taste, and touch. By stepping into their paws and seeing the world from their point of view, we can understand some of the challenges of being a dog in a human-centered environment.
  • Pet dogs are “captive” in important respects and are expected to sacrifice some of their “dogness”; as their companions, we can let dogs have the freedom to be dogs (and not furry people).
  • Human environments can be under-stimulating for dogs. We’ll talk about practical ways to promote sensory enrichment.
  • Human environments can also be over-stimulating and we’ll explore ways to protect dogs from sensory overload.
  • Armed with an understanding of how dogs perceive the world, we can give them more freedom and more agency—unleashing them both literally and metaphorically.
  • Increased freedom leads to increased happiness for dogs and the people who love them.

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About the presenter

Bioethicist Dr. Jessica Pierce has been writing and lecturing about the moral contours of human-dog relationships for over 15 years and is a leading scholar in animal ethics. She has published 11 books and hundreds of articles, and her work has been published in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Guardian. She writes a regular blog for Psychology Today. Her website is www.jessicapierce.net. Her most recent book (co-authored with Marc Bekoff) is Unleashing Your Dog: A Field Guide to Giving Your Canine Companion the Best Life Possible.

Deconstructing ‘resource guarding’ – can we ‘fix’ it?

Presented by Karen Wild

Sunday 21st February 2021 19.00 – 20.00 (GMT)

Webinar Cost £15.00

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About this webinar

This talk focuses on deconstructing features of resource-guarding behaviour in family pet settings, using case-study illustrations. A practical approach is taken where this impacts upon multiple dog households and focuses on how resource guarding behaviour can be worked with positively.

Key learning objectives:
– What is a resource’ to a dog, and how to identify these
– The risk assessment within resource guarding behaviours
– What is meant by risk of winning?
– How can other dogs in the household be managed around such an issue
– How owners could create, maintain, or worsen the issue
– Escalation and the frustration loop
– Safety and training measures – are they a fix’ for the behaviour?

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About the Presenter

Karen Wild, Dip App Psych, CCAB is an ASAB-Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist with over 20 years experience. She runs a full time behaviour practice Pawprint Pets’ near Peterborough, UK, working with family dogs and cats on Veterinary referral. Karen specialises in puppy development and resource-guarding issues.

Karen is a member of the Fellow of Animal Behaviour Clinicians (FABC), a Full Member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) and an Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC) Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist and Animal Training Instructor (ABTC-ATI). She is a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS).

She has authored five books ‘What your Dog Wants, ’21 Days to the Perfect Dog’ and ‘Being a Dog’ (Hamlyn) and co-authored two with TV Vet Emma Milne. Her goal is to communicate welfare and training issues to the wider dog-owning public. Karen was resident behaviour and training feature writer for Dogs Today magazine for over ten years and writes for national and international pet consumer and trade publications on all aspects of better pet ownership.

Myths and Perceived Barriers to Separation Anxiety

Presented By

Malena DeMartini

Sunday 21st March 2021 19.00 – 20.00 (GMT)

Webinar cost is £15.00

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This webinar is keenly important as there are many myths and perceived barriers about treating separation anxiety. We will have the opportunity to systematically debunk much of the inaccurate information out there. This is an exciting topic that will help propel the success of both dog professionals and dog guardians alike. The following components will be discussed in this webinar.

– A detailed overview and description of separation anxiety

– Research about separation anxiety

– Prevalence of separation anxiety issues

– Common (yet surprising) myths about separation anxiety

– Perceived barriers about treating separation anxiety

– The success surrounding separation anxiety training and the components within

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About the presenter

Malena DeMartini, CTC, is renowned in the dog training world for her work on canine separation anxiety (SA) disorder. Her book, Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs, in addition to her newly published book, Separation Anxiety in Dogs, Next Generation in Treatment Protocols and Practices has helped countless numbers of dogs. Her online course for guardians called Mission: POSSIBLE has proven to be an invaluable resource in the industry and the success rate realized there is inestimable. In addition to writing and lecturing worldwide, Malena oversees a team of top SA trainers and runs an internationally accessible certification program for accomplished dog professionals looking to hone their skills. Malena is passionate about furthering education in this field through science-based methods. Resources about separation anxiety and support with training can be found at malenademartini.com

 

Exploring the innovative Do As I Do training protocol

Presented By

Tig Stevenson

Sunday 18th April 2021 19.00 – 20.00 (BST)

Webinar cost is £15.00

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I am excited to share with you one of my passions in dog training – the innovative training method called Do As I Do – which is the method of training dogs through social learning.

Looking for something new to teach your advanced class students? In this webinar I will cover what Do As I Do (DAID) training is, how to teach it including common problems that can arise, and how to incorporate DAID into your lesson plans.

1.What is the DAID training method? It’s origins, What it is, Applications & Limitations.

2. Introduction to teaching the DAID protocol.

3. Trouble shooting – common problems that occur when teaching the protocol and how to solve them.

4. Proofing the protocol

5. And now for the Really exciting bit…. Using DAID to teach the dog new behaviours

6. Class set-up for DAID training

7. Ideas for DAID challenges for group classes

If time allows:

8. Fun with puppies – promoting their natural social learning abilities

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About the presenter

Tig is a reward-based dog trainer with over 20 years experience. Her club is near London, where she specialises in Agility and DAID. A trainer first and competitor second Tig’s priority is her student’s achievements. Tig’s most prestigious agility achievement is winning second place in Agility Finals at Crufts 2008. She shares her life with three Tervuren (16yrs, 11yrs and 8months old). At Crufts 2020 Tig was announced as the winner of the KCAI Significant Contribution Award for individual effort and contribution to dog training. Tig is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDTuk no.00655), a founder member of the Kennel Club Accredited Instructor Scheme (KCAI), a member of the Pet Dog Trainers Institute (PDTI) and an Agility Club Approved Instructor (ACAI).

What about Practical rehabilitation – putting theory into practise

Presented by Danielle Beck

Sunday 23rd May 2021 19.00  – 20.00 (BST)

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During this webinar we will look at a variety of techniques that can be utilised to help reactive dogs to manage themselves.

We’ll have a look at some case studies taking into consideration the principles of desensitisation and counter conditioning, emotional driving forces, confidence building and frustration tolerance

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About the Presenter

Danielle is a registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist with the ABTC and a full member of the APBC. She has a BSc in zoology and a PGDip/MSc in companion animal behaviour counseling; where her thesis focused on stress. Danielle has worked with animals within zoos, safari parks, dog training centres and kennels for  19 years and has been seeing clients for behaviours problems for 10 years. She lives with a 14 year old Husky x Malamute, a 2 year old Mini American shepherd and her 7 year old son.

Do I need two hats?

What a vet and behaviourist would like you to know about neutering dogs

 

Presented by Amber Batson

Sunday 20th June 2021 19.00 – 21.00 (BST)

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ICB is incredibly excited to have Amber Batson presenting her talk on neutering.

The recording of this webinar will only be available for 12 months.

“Do I need two hats? What a vet and behaviourist would like you to know about neutering dogs”

In this webinar Amber will talk about:

*What are the medical benefits to neutering male and female dogs

*What are the medical negatives to neutering male and female dogs

*What are the behavioural effects of neutering male and female dogs

*Does size, breed or age at neutering make any difference?

*What options are there for different ways of neutering and does this matter?

*How can we prepare the dog, and owner, so that the neutering procedure carries less behavioural risk?

*A dog recently neutered now shows signs of undesired behavioural change, what can we do?.

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About the presenter

Dr Amber Batson is a vet and behaviourist who works in the UK having graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 1999.  She undertook individual qualifications in dog, cat and horse behaviour for several years after graduating and has been teaching and working as a vet behaviourist since 2004.

Amber strongly believes that the latest science about behaviour should be accessible to all who live and care for animals so presents in a way to bridge the gap between science and the practical world.

Amber works as a vet, behaviourist and legal expert witness in the UK, teaching animal behaviour world wide and is a member of the ABTC.

Probiotics for Behavioural Health

Presented By

Dr Jess Hekman

Sunday 25th July 2021 19.00 – 20.00

Webinar cost is £15.00

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Probiotics are starting to be recommended by veterinarians to help manage behavioral issues in dogs, either as support in addition to behavioral medication or just on their own. Are they actually effective? How could adding bacteria to the GI system affect the brain? How long term must they be given? What changes might you expect, and what diagnoses are they helpful for? Are there side effects? What’s the best brand to buy, or can you make your own? Join Jessica Hekman, DVM, PhD, a research scientist who specializes in the biology of behavior, for a deep dive into the crazy new findings coming out about probiotics and behavior in dogs.

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About the Presenter

Jessica is a veterinary researcher who is fascinated by dog behavior. She received her veterinary degree in 2012 from the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts, where she also received a Master’s degree for her work on stress behaviors in hospitalized dogs. After graduation, she completed a year-long internship specializing in shelter medicine at the University of Florida Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program. She received her PhD in genetics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, studying a group of foxes (often known as the “Russian tame foxes”) which have been bred over many generations to be friendly to humans. She is currently working at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard as a postdoctoral associate, studying the genetics of behavior in pet dogs through the Darwin’s Ark project and the Working Dogs Project. Her ultimate goal is to find genetic causes of fearfulness in dogs, to work with behaviorally challenged shelter dogs, and to help people better understand the science behind dog behavior. She also frequently teaches online classes and webinars about canine genetics and behavior. Jessica lives in Raymond, NH with her husband and two dogs. You can follow her on Twitter @dogzombieblog or on Facebook at facebook.com/dogzombieblog.

What is Mantrailing and can it help modify behaviour?

Presented by Lisa Gorenflo

Sunday 19th September 2021 19.00 – 20.00 (BST)

Webinar Cost £15.00

(Recording is free for ICB members)

About this webinar

This presentation is geared to introduce Mantrailing as a dog sport. It will talk about our methods to teach it, the hypothetical science behind it and how the sport can influence a dog´s behaviour even off the trail.

As with other dog sports, the reward system plays an important role to get a more driven canine partner for the task.

But what is it that makes Mantrailing such a popular dog sport around the world? Can any dog participate?

Lisa will be answering any questions, that you might have about Mantrailing, after the presentation.

Learning objectives:

  • What is Mantrailing?
  • Tasks of a Mantrailer
  • How do we teach Mantrailing?
  • What is the dog looking for on the trail?
  • Introduction to the science of scent
  • Can any dog do Mantrailing?
  • How can Mantrailing influence a dog´s behaviour?
  • The reward system
  • The scent article

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About the presenter

Lisa Gorenflo gained her certification as a Mantrailing Instructor for Mantrailing International over the past 5 years and is the only instructor to hold this qualification in the UK. She qualified her own dog under the British Mantrailing Academy and was also awarded the Skills for Justice certificate.

Mantrailing UK is the only Mantrailing training centre in the UK certified by Mantrailing International.

Lisa has a background in the IGP and THS sport. She has worked with dogs all over the world, including rescue centres in Germany and the US, rehabilitating and training dogs for a better life.

Her training is based on the Kocher Method, but she tailors all of her training to work for each individual dog handler team. Her goal is for each team to find their way together.

Lisa has brought the Mantrailing sport over to the UK 5 years ago.

Mantrailing UK has 55 certified instructors in the UK as well as Guernsey and they will also expand their instructor network to Canada and Poland in 2021.

What Makes Dogs Itch? An Owner’s Manual

Presented By

Nick Thompson

BSc (Hons) Path Sci., BVM&S, VetMFHom, MRCVS

 

 

 

Sunday 21st October 2021  19.00 – 20.00 (BST)

Webinar Cost £15.00

(Recording is free for ICB members)

About the Webinar

How many thousand things make our dogs itch?
Actually, you can boil down most dogs to only three things:

 – Parasites, Allergies/Sensitivities and Infection

Nick will take us through his summarised guide to itch. With this information you can make new and informed decisions, with your vet, on
·         Parasite Control
·         Worming
·         Identifying and Treating Allergies and Sensitivities
·        Understanding skin infections from a simple perspective

The seminar is designed to bring the absolute beginner to a point where they can orientate themselves in a sea of dermatology. It will help the more experienced owner in decision making and minimising pharmaceutical use.

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About the presenter

Nick Thompson is a vet. He has been fighting for responsible, species-appropriate raw food feeding for pets for over 25 years. His tireless drive for healthy pets from birth to graceful old age brought him to raw feeding in the mid-1990s. 

Nick is Founding President of the international Raw Feeding Veterinary Society (www.rfvs.info) and has co-authored a pioneering worldwide survey of 79 vets and their experiences feeding raw food. He has co-organised international raw food conferences for the RFVS since 2012. 

In 1999, Nick established his specialist practice, Holisticvet (www.holisticvet.co.uk). Now based in Corsham, near Bath, he offers homeopathy, natural nutrition and herbal medicine and a lot of good old-fashioned common sense for dogs and horses. 

His pet topics are gastroenterology and the microbiome and the misuse of pharmaceuticals in medicine. He loves researching all aspects of human and animal nutrition. Nick is a regular contributor to YouTube discussions on raw feeding and blogs to forward the raw feeding cause. 

Nick also shares his passion for raw feeding with a nutritional consultancy service to the premier raw pet food companies in the UK and Europe. He has lectured and consulted in Raw Food, Nutrition and Medicine throughout the UK, Eire, Northern Ireland, Finland, Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Belgium, New Zealand and the Netherlands. 

Beyond socialisation! A newer approach towards earliest intervention.

Presented by Karen Wild

     

Sunday 21st November 2021 19.00 – 20.00 (GMT)

Webinar Cost £15.00

(Recording is free for ICB members)

About this webinar

There is evidence that behavioural advice when given to puppy owners, results in fewer problem behaviours such as mouthing of people, inappropriate toileting, mounting and more importantly from a wider social perspective, aggressive behaviours towards unfamiliar dogs and people.

– Is it enough to just tell an owner to socialise’ their puppy?
– Can we deliver a better set of tools to accompany this?
– Who can intervene with other learning, and how?
 -What key advice needs to be given to prevent later behavioural problems?
– Specific training that assists with this puppy early learning, specifically with emotional learning.
 -Why this is important for any puppy?
– How this approach fits into the pet care community especially with owners, and as early as possible
 -Can we standardise practice advice, ideally in consultation with experienced trainers and behaviour professionals?

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About the Presenter

Karen Wild, Dip App Psych, CCAB is an ASAB-Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist with over 20 years experience. She runs a full time behaviour practice Pawprint Pets’ near Peterborough, UK, working with family dogs and cats on Veterinary referral. Karen specialises in puppy development and resource-guarding issues.

Karen is a member of the Fellow of Animal Behaviour Clinicians (FABC), a Full Member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) and an Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC) Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist and Animal Training Instructor (ABTC-ATI). She is a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS).

She has authored five books ‘What your Dog Wants, ’21 Days to the Perfect Dog’ and ‘Being a Dog’ (Hamlyn) and co-authored two with TV Vet Emma Milne. Her goal is to communicate welfare and training issues to the wider dog-owning public. Karen was resident behaviour and training feature writer for Dogs Today magazine for over ten years and writes for national and international pet consumer and trade publications on all aspects of better pet ownership.

Learned Helplessness and Control

Presented by Kristina N. Spaulding

Sunday 19th December 2021 19.00 – 20.00 (GMT)

Webinar Cost £15.00

(Recording is free for ICB members)

About this webinar

This webinar will explore;
​​​​​​​What is learned helplessness?
What causes learned helplessness?
How long does learned helplessness last?
How does learned helplessness impact behavior?
How does learned helplessness impact the brain?
What impact does control have?
How does control impact the brain?

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Dr. Spaulding has been in the dog training and behavior profession since 1999.   She has a PhD in biopsychology—the study of the biological basis of behavior—and is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist through the Animal Behavior Society.  She is particularly interested in stress, neurobiology, cognition, emotion, and wellbeing and how to apply these concepts to the prevention and early intervention of behavior problems in dogs.  In addition to working with behavior clients, Dr. Spaulding teaches a variety of online courses and webinars on the science of behavior through her website, www.smartdogtrainingandbehavior.com

In 2019, Dr. Spaulding received the Association of Professional Dog Trainer’s (APDT’s) Member of the Year Award. She serves on the APDT Education Committee, the IAABC Foundation Board, the Fear Free Advisory group, and the Quality of Care task force facilitated by Fear Free. Before opening Smart Dog, Dr. Spaulding earned her B.S. in Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. In college, she worked for the local humane society for several years. She also served as an assistant trainer  at Dog’s Best Friend which was owned at that time by Dr. Patricia McConnell.