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'The Human Factor'. Understanding and Influencing Owner Behaviour Towards Pets. Presented by Karen Wild CCAB

  • Saturday, December 03, 2016
  • 7:00 PM
  • Friday, December 03, 2021
  • 8:00 PM
  • Recorded Webinar


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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 behaviour? Why might they listen to the neighbour 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 behaviour towards their pets and significantly, how does this affect the animals themselves? This session aims to help practitioners understand and influence owner behaviour to improve their pet's welfare. If the owners don't change their behaviour, 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 behaviour
  • 'It takes a community to raise a dog'

About The Presenter

Karen Wild, Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist and dog trainer, runs a full time behaviour 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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