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    • Thursday, November 10, 2016
    • (EST)
    • Saturday, November 10, 2018
    • (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Karolina Westlund

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1


    This short introduction to Animal Emotions shows animal professionals and pet owners how to get happier animals and develop a better relationship with animals in their care.

    The webinar addresses why it’s important to understand emotions in order to better predict responses, prevent undesirable behaviour, problem solve more efficiently and prioritize more effectively.

    It introduces the 7 core emotions in animals: CARE, GRIEF, PLAY, LUST, SEEKING, FEAR, and RAGE - explains their main mechanisms and how these relate to animal welfare, husbandry and training.


    Learning Objectives


    By understanding emotions, you can better:

    • predict responses,
    • prevent undesirable behaviour
    • problem solve more efficiently
    • prioritize more effectively

    which in turn leads to:

    • happier animals
    • a better relationship with animals in your care


    About The Presenter



    Karolina Westlund has a phD in ethology and teaches behaviour management from a welfare perspective.

    Applied ethology, Applied Behaviour Analysis, and Affective Neuroscience are some of the scientific fields she mixes when lecturing on animal training, behavioural problem solving and husbandry.

    She is a seasoned lecturer and blogger who also provides online courses on the same topics.

    • Friday, December 02, 2016
    • 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Friday, November 30, 2018
    • 3:00 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Karen Wild CCAB

    CEUs PPAB 1. CCPDT 1. IAABC 1.



    Do you find yourself getting frustrated with owners not following advice? Can you see the answer for a pet, but the owner won't change their behavior? Why might they listen to the neighbor next door, or follow internet advice, rather than your professional help? We join our profession to help animals, but as pets, they belong to people. How do we approach the issue of ownership, human behavior towards their pets and significantly, how does this affect the animals themselves? This session aims to help practitioners understand and influence owner behavior to improve their pet's welfare. If the owners don't change their behavior, nothing changes for the pet. Here's a way to work with this people problem.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Compliance, Conformity or Co-dependency?
    • Anthropomorphism and the impact on pets 
    • Practitioner approaches to owner behavior
    • 'It takes a community to raise a dog'

    About The Presenter




    Karen Wild, Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist and dog trainer, runs a full time behavior practice ‘Pawprint’ near Peterborough, UK working with family pets on behaviour referral from vets. Karen is a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC), Associate Member of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers and a Special Council Member of The Pet Professional Guild British Isles.

    She is author of three books; ‘What your Dog Wants’, '21 Days to the perfect Dog', and 'Being a Dog' (Hamlyn) and writes monthly training features for Dogs Today magazine. Karen is a strong advocate of positive reinforcement-based training methods for both pets and their people.




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