The State of the Art of Dog Behaviour
The aim of the conference is to provide delegates with state-of-the-art lectures which review our current understanding of some key topics in the field of dog behaviour and training. The topics will cover both fundamental and applied aspects of behaviour and training, presented by a range of internationally recognised experts in the field, from Europe and the USA. Dedicated discussion sessions are built into the programme to allow delegates an opportunity to ask questions and engage in open discussions around the topics covered. The aim of these sessions is to foster collegial debate about the state of knowledge within the field and where we still need to progress our understanding.
- Lisa Collins : The state of our knowledge regarding personality / temperament assessment in non-human animals
- Margaret Gruen : The use of personality / temperament assessments in the selection of working dogs
- Sietse de Boer : Untangling the aggressive brain: recent neuroscientific advances
- Helen Zulch : Why do dogs bite? What do we know about the assessment of aggressive behaviour in dogs
- Susan Schneider : The Theme is Flexibility: Learning, Genes, and Epigenetics
- Susan Friedman : Teaching Dogs
- Juliane Kaminski : Cognition testing in dogs: Why and what can we learn?
- Nathaniel Hall : Canine Sense and Scent Ability: What the canine nose knows
The conference also includes several discussions on the following topics :
- Cognition & Olfaction
- Learning & Training
- Aggression & close
Oxford Town Hall
Dr. Hall is an Assistant Professor of Companion Animal Science at Texas Tech University and the Director of the Canine Olfaction Research and Education Laboratory in the Department of Animal Science. Dr.
Susan M. Schneider, PhD, is a learning researcher and biopsychologist who has clicker trained her pet rats and budgies. She obtained her graduate education from Brown University and the University of Kansas (behavior analysis).
Reader in Comparative Psychology in the psychology department of the University of Portsmouth, UK.
Veterinarian and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Behavioural Medicine at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Sietse de Boer studied Biology at the University of Groningen (Netherlands) and obtained his Ph.D. degree in Psychophysiology & Pharmacology from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Chair in Animal Science, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, UK. MA(Oxon) Biological Sciences, DPhil Zoology
Dr. Helen Zulch is a veterinarian and European Specialist in Veterinary Behavioural Medicine.
Dr. Susan Friedman is a psychology professor at Utah State University who has pioneered the application of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to captive and companion animals.