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What Does the Most Recent Research Tell Us About Behaviour Problems in Dogs? Presented by Dr. Kristina Spaulding

  • Monday, March 30, 2020
  • 3:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 30, 2023
  • 4:00 PM
  • Recorded Webinar


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It’s hard to get a good grasp on the big picture of behaviour problems when we are working with a small proportion of the population. This interactive webinar takes an in-depth look at behaviour problems in dogs. Populations change over time – we'll cover the most up-to-date information we have on this topic!

We will cover a lot of ground in this talk. Including: Which behaviour issues are most prevalent? What role does the dog’s sex, spay/neuter status, age, and origin play? What factors might be driving behaviour issues in dogs? Which behaviour issues tend to co-occur?

Use this information to serve your client’s better by focusing on what’s most important for them and their dogs. These research findings will allow you to design training and behaviour programmes that are proactive about prevention and early intervention and as effective as possible!

Learning Objectives:

  • List the most recent information we have on the demographics of behaviour problems in dogs (for example, what impact does spay/neuter have on the prevalence of behaviour issues?)
  • Identify which behaviour problems tend to co-occur
  • Explain which behaviour issues are most prevalent
  • Apply this information to prevention, early intervention and modification of behaviour issues in dogs

About The Presenter

Dr. Kristina Spaulding

Dr. Spaulding has a PhD in biopsychology - the study of the biological basis of behaviour - and is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist through the Animal Behavior Society. She specialises in stress and behaviour, social cognition and emotion, positive welfare and the prevention and treatment of behaviour problems in dogs. In addition to her academic background, she has been in the dog training and behaviour profession for 19 years. She currently splits her time between private behaviour work and teaching other dog trainers and behaviour consultants online and through seminars and conferences.

In addition, Dr. Spaulding is a long-standing member of the APDT Education Committee. She is also a member of the Fear Free Advisory Group and an authorised Speaker for Fear Free. She also chairs a task force for Meeting of the Minds, a coalition of top dog professionals across the country charged with improving the quality of life for our dogs and is a member of the IAABC Foundation Board. You can find out more about her on her website. (http://smartdogtrainingandbehavior.com/online-services/)

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