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Being a Dog: An introduction to how dogs think, frustration and resource gu...

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The Botley Centre, High Street, Botley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO30 2ES

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Join us for a fun and informative day with Karen Wild. This event will cover three main topics; dog psychology, frustration and resource guarding. You can come to one, two or all three of the presentations depending on your interest. There will also be ample opportunity to ask questions so whether you are a trainer looking to expand your knowledge or an owner wanting to find out more about your dog's behaviour, we hope that this event will cater for your needs.

How Dogs Think
The world from our dogs' point of view is a unique perspective. Based on Karen's latest book, 'Being a Dog', this informative talk explains the most up to date canine research in ways our dogs would want us to understand. When we love our dogs so much, why do we have problems? Can we help them, by getting to know our best friends even better?

Frustration
Often, our dogs behave in ways that are described as 'spoilt', or 'attention-seeking', even 'angry', but are we really dealing with their emotions in a fair and practical way? The frustration question leads us to an interesting investigation of what it might look like and why our dogs might get into this state of high reactivity, sometimes leading them to bite. We also explore how to help our dogs and prevent what can be a destructive and, yes, frustrating reaction!

Resource Guarding
It makes sense that dogs value the things around them, but what happens when they never want to give anything back, or won't let us sit in their favourite chair, or worse still, decide to bite over things they want to possess? This talk looks at this natural, but sometimes risky response in our pet dogs. How can we help them to relax around their favourite things?

About the speaker
Karen is a Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB), Animal Behaviour and Training Council Clinical Animal Behaviourist (ABTC-CAB) and a Full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) and and ABTC (Animal Behaviour and Training Council) Registered Animal Training Instructor. She is also a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS). Karen runs her own dog behaviour and training business called Pawprint Pets, lectures on Behaviour practice, practical training and consultation for the Professional Diploma for Clinical Animal Behaviour at Central College for Animal Studies (CCOAS) and writes regularly for a number of international dog publications including Dogs Today, Veterinary Practice Today, Dogs Monthly and Pet Focus. She has written three best-selling books on training and behaviour, "What your Dog Wants', 'Being a Dog', and '21 Days to the Perfect Dog' published by Hamlyn, translated into several languages worldwide.

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9.30am arrive & refreshments
10-11 How Dogs Think
11 - 11.15 Q&A
11.15 -11.30 Break
11.45-12.45 Frustration - Get used to it?
12.45 - 1 Q&A
1.15 - 2pm Lunch
2-3 Resource Guarding - Mine, all mine?
3-3.30 Q&A
3.45pm End

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