APBC Annual Conference 2017
Sunday, 30 April 2017 from 09:00 to 16:30 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Keep Calm and Carry On...Understanding and managing over-arousal in dogs
Many owners struggle with dogs that are over-aroused, whether this is the result of excitement, fear or frustration. This can lead to difficulties with work, training and many behaviour problems including recall problems, inappropriate chasing, barking and repetitive behaviours. Managing arousal and teaching dogs to be calm is an important aspect of dealing with many problem behaviours. This conference should be of interest to anyone living or working with dogs, whether they are wired Whippets, crazy Collies or even chilled Chihuahuas. During the day we will explore what arousal is, why some dogs seem to become over-aroused more easily than others and how this can influence a dog’s physiology and ability to learn. We will look at practical strategies for reducing arousal and helping dogs to be calmer including appropriate management strategies, exercise, training and activities such as tracking and searching. We will explore the use and efficacy of calming medications, supplements and diets, and therapies such as massage and T touch. We will also look at achieving calmness in specific situations including within the multi-dog household.
Speaker information following soon!
Early bird rate for everyone: £55 (book before 28 February 2017)
Standard non-member price: £65
Standard member price: £60
Please make sure you register at the correct rate as mistakes cannot be rectified afterwards. Everyone (members and non-members) should register at Early Bird rate until 28 February 2017.
FEES INCLUDE REFRESHMENTS AND A PACKED LUNCH
A group discount is available for animal welfare and assistance dogs charities if sending four or more attendees. Please email email@example.com to request details.
Please note that other than assistance dogs, the venue does not permit dogs on the site.
Please note that no refunds for cancellations can be given after 16 April 2017. Cancellations prior to 16 April 2017 are subject to an £8 cancellation fee. The organisers reserve the right to replace speakers in necessary.