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    • Thursday, November 10, 2016
    • Wednesday, November 10, 2021
    • 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
    • Saturday, December 02, 2023
    • 3:00 PM
    • 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.

    • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Live GoToWebinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1, KPA 1

    Classical conditioning is important to understand for anyone interacting with animals. This session will examine and discuss practical examples of:

    • The matter of order.
    • Blocking.
    • Overshadowing.
    • Respondent extinction.
    • Spontaneous recovery.
    • Pre-exposure.
    • Learned irrelevance.
    • Latent inhibition.

    In the session, the presenter will discuss how these learning mechanisms impacts animals’ emotional states, decision making and behavior – and how we can best harness them.

    Level of difficulty: Advanced


    About Your Presenter

          


    Dr. Karolina Westlund

    Prof. Karolina Westlund helps pet parents and animal professionals attain happier animals that thrive in the care of humans. She grew up pining for a kitten and pestered her parents until they finally gave in. The resulting black, green-eyed, half-Siamese cat she got for her seventh birthday became a true friend who lived to be 21 years old but was an easily startled cat who often went into hiding when there were visitors. She had grand ideas about becoming a field biologist, but instead she majored in ethology and developed a passionate interest in animal welfare as seen through a multidisciplinary lens, including behaviour analysis and affective neuroscience. She is now an associate professor of ethology at the University of Stockholm, Sweden where she mainly teaches about how behavior management can be used to improve animal welfare. She also conducts live seminars, free online webinars and masterclasses in addition to more extensive courses, as well as the occasional scientific publication on the topic of enrichment, animal training and well-being.
    • Wednesday, November 03, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Live GoToWebinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1, KPA 1

    In this session, the presenter will go over some of the ways she sees good trainers tweak their shaping sessions using completely different strategies depending on context. She will discuss:

    • Why the 80% rule is problematic.

    • Bold shaping.

    • Cautious shaping – pingponging.

    • How the 10 Laws of Shaping evolved into the Modern Principles of Shaping.

    • Some common shaping mistakes – and how to address them.

    Shaping is the sharpest tool in the animal trainer’s box…theoretically. Practically, it can be hard to execute, and many trainers get stuck. Hopefully, this lecture will provide you with some ideas of how to get unstuck.

    Level of difficulty: Intermediate


    About Your Presenter

          


    Dr. Karolina Westlund

    Prof. Karolina Westlund helps pet parents and animal professionals attain happier animals that thrive in the care of humans. She grew up pining for a kitten and pestered her parents until they finally gave in. The resulting black, green-eyed, half-Siamese cat she got for her seventh birthday became a true friend who lived to be 21 years old but was an easily startled cat who often went into hiding when there were visitors. She had grand ideas about becoming a field biologist, but instead she majored in ethology and developed a passionate interest in animal welfare as seen through a multidisciplinary lens, including behaviour analysis and affective neuroscience. She is now an associate professor of ethology at the University of Stockholm, Sweden where she mainly teaches about how behavior management can be used to improve animal welfare. She also conducts live seminars, free online webinars and masterclasses in addition to more extensive courses, as well as the occasional scientific publication on the topic of enrichment, animal training and well-being.




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