Event Details

Assoc Pet Behav Couns (virtual)

7th Jun 2020


What can I expect?

Concepts to be covered include: the human psychology behind some animal behaviour issues, puppy development and behaviour, the journey through rescue, fear and anxiety in dogs, understanding and interpreting body language and behaviour, and animal welfare. The day will provide a chance for professionals to delve deeply into issues that affect our animals and our work to help them.

Can’t join us live?  Don’t worry - sessions will be recorded for you to access each broadcast post-event.

Our Speakers

  • Puppy education: principles to practice with Gwen Bailey
  • Handling and body language: Hannah Donovan
  • A dog’s rescue journey – the science of shelter behaviour with Tom Candy BSc (Hons), MSc, CDBC
  • ‘I love him like my child, he’s my lad’ – human attachment, parenting and empathy, what do they mean for practice? with Dr Anne McBride, University of Southampton
  • Fear and Anxiety (Drax as case study of applying science) with Natalie Light, Clinical Animal Behaviourist
  • Beyond the Five Freedoms with Suzanne Rogers, Animal Welfare Consultant Consultant


Who are the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC)?

The APBC is an international network of experienced and qualified pet behaviour counsellors who work on referral from veterinary surgeons to treat behaviour problems in dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, horses and other pets. APBC members are able to offer the time and expertise necessary to investigate the causes of unwanted behaviour in pets, and outline practical treatment plans that are suitable for their clients’ circumstances.

The APBC also runs seminars and workshops for its members, veterinarians, and members of the public interested in the field of pet behaviour therapy and dog training.

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