Canine Principles 2019

dog cavalier
May 11, 2019
Penrith, United Kingdom

Canine Principles 2019

positive canine education weekend
£129 -£149

The Canine Principles Conference 2019 will be held on May 11th and 12th at Cumbria’s Rheged Centre in Penrith.

Hosting six highly regarded canine professionals, the event covers a range of topics and already promises to be an excellent, positive, canine education filled weekend.

animal behavior
dog reactivity
May 11, 2019
09:00 - 17:00
May 12, 2019
09:00 - 17:00

Rheged Centre
CA11 0DQ
United Kingdom

Dog trainers

David Ryan

David has combined practical experience at the top levels of professional dog training as a police dog handler and home office accredited instructor, with a post-graduate diploma, with distinction, in companion animal behaviour counselling from the University of Southampton, an internationally re

Paul Bunker

Paul Bunker served in the British Army as a Canine Trainer/Instructor/Assessor for over 22 years. During this time, he was the Senior Instructor/Trainer of Explosive Detection Dog/Handler Training for both UK and US Military at the UK Defence Animal Centre.

Claire Staines

Claire has built an amazing reputation as a highly regarded canine professional and during this talk will explain the skill set needed to grow your own business, teach pet dogs and work with their people – to meet your highest potential.

Dr Janet Finlay

Janet Finlay is a Tellington TTouch Instructor for Companion Animals, a dog trainer, a qualified leadership coach for humans, and was for many years a university professor, specialising in online learning.

Alasdair Bunyan

Works for Dog Trust where he is Senior Training and Behaviour Adviser

Sarah Fisher

Sarah Fisher is a Tellington Touch Instructor, dog trainer and behaviour counsellor. She teaches staff workshops for many of the UK's top animal shelters, works with private clients, and lectures around the UK and internationally for a variety of organisations.

Day 1
Day 2
Living with Dogs in the Present Tense
Sarah’s presentation covers the art of living with dogs and understanding their feelings through body language, tension and physiological patterns which teach us about the dog’s arousal levels and how we can help them to relax.
Looking at Dog Reactivity from Both Ends of the Lead
Reactivity is an issue that makes life challenging for thousands of dog guardians and their dogs. Whether the dog is fearful or frustrated, lunging and barking, backing off or shutting down, reactive behaviour is stressful for all concerned. But just as it is a cause of stress for both dog and guardian, it can only be addressed fully by paying attention to both ends of the lead. In this session Janet will discuss what reactivity is, the factors that need to be considered for both dog and guardian, and practical ways to reduce stress, build confidence and resilience and ultimately change the behaviour of both. Drawing on TTouch, transformational coaching, gamefulness and force free training, Janet will show how physical comfort, emotional state and mindset all influence reactive behaviour and offer tools and techniques to help reactive dogs and their guardians.
Teaching Dogs Through Play and Engagement
Al works for Dogs Trust as a Senior Training and Behaviour Adviser. He is a fully qualified animal trainer with a BSc in Applied Canine Behaviour and Training and is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner.
Off on the Right Foot
Claire’s presentation will cover; starting out as a successful canine professional, managing your workload, helping dogs and their people and maintaining your own self-belief.
Scent work: Principles of the 3-Legged Stool
This scentwork focussed presentation will cover the theory behind consistent and effective imprinting and detection skills of a dog. While the presentation is focused on detection it will be of interest to anyone training for any aspect of dog work as it will outline some of the basic principles of behavior modification, instrumental learning and positive reinforcement.
Why Do Dogs Behave Dangerously? (and what we can do about it)
David’s presentation provides an understanding of why pet dogs become biters and fighters, how to prevent it and how to change the behaviour, including training methods that owners can use with their own pets.