APBC Vet CPD webinar: Maintaining wellbeing for dogs on restricted exercise
Monday, 15 September 2014 from 20:00 to 21:30 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
One of a monthly series of events aimed at the veterinary community.
‘He’s going to need six weeks crate rest; just keep him quiet while he recovers.’ These words can strike fear and dread into owners’ hearts and often form part of the treatment requirements for dogs undergoing surgery or requiring long term medical care. Often vets give only limited advice regarding keeping dogs appropriately mentally and emotionally supported whilst their walks are restricted and owners are left to manage as best they can. This may be stressful for both them and their dogs, and can lead to behaviour change and problems. This presentation, and the associated book, gives ideas to help owners in this situation to identify the individual needs of their dog. In addition it aims to support owners in preparing their dog for a period of restricted exercise when surgical interventions are planned. Ideas and tips for mental stimulation and emotional support, as well as alternatives to physical exercise and guidance on how to teach specific skills are included. The presentation includes case studies, review of associated research on the topic and photos and videos to illustrate the points made.
Sian Ryan gained her MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour from the University of Lincoln with distinction in 2011. Whilst finishing her dissertation on Self Control in Pet Dogs she worked as a behaviour counsellor and trainer in the Lincoln Animal Behaviour Clinic and went on to work as a researcher looking at novel ways of measuring emotions in dogs in 2012. With several years of dog training experience, Sian was the first course tutor for Life Skills for Puppies training classes and helped create and develop the course, as well as tutoring on the Life Skills for Puppies Trainers Courses offered by the University of Lincoln. Sian writes for several organisations and her book No Walks? No Worries! (with co-author Helen Zulch and photographer Peter Baumber) will be published in September 2014. Sian has also appeared as an animal training and behaviour expert on Bang Goes the Theory and on Inside the Animal Mind with Chris Packham. Sian is a committee member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, board member for Pets as Therapy and owns and runs the Developing Dogs Training and Behaviour Centre in Cambridgeshire, as well as giving seminars and workshops across the country.
This webinar will be similar to the presentation made by Sian at the APBC Behaviour Essentials conference on 5th June.
Please note, webinar fees cannot be refunded. APBC members should book using their special promotional code.