WOOF 2019

German shepherd dog
February 8, 2019
Nottingham, United Kingdom

WOOF 2019

Changing Lives by Understanding Behaviour


Empowering learners through the understanding and ethical application of behaviour analysis.

WOOF! 2019 is an opportunity to get your year's worth of CPD in one place ! 
Everyone is welcome to WOOF! We offer a friendly and welcoming environment for anyone wanting to Engage, Educate and Empower.


Some of the topics that will be presented:

  • Animals Assisted Interventions Using Dogs
  • Thinking Laterally: The Influence of Anticipation
  • Introduction to the Science of Behavior
  • Beyond Cognition and Behavior: Nonlinear Clinical Contingency Analysis
  • Emotions and Emotional Behavior
  • PContingency Adduction: It’s Experimental and Applied Roots


What's included:

  • Welcome pack
  • 4-days of brilliant seminars 
  • PDF presentation handouts (where provided by the presenter)
  • A WOOF! 2019 t-shirt (for anyone who registers by the 1st December 2018)
  • Evening presentations (Saturday, Sunday & Monday)
  • Refreshments all day
  • 2 course Lunch daily
  • 2 course Dinner (Saturday, Sunday & Monday)
  • Access to trade stands & sponsor areas
  • Incredible opportunities to develop strong social networks with other like-minded professionals
  • Free wifi
  • Certificate of Attendance
animal behavior
dog training
February 8, 2019
19:30 - 21:30
February 9, 2019
08:30 - 20:30
February 10, 2019
08:30 - 20:30
February 11, 2019
08:30 - 20:30
February 12, 2019
08:30 - 16:00

Beeston Ln
United Kingdom

Dog trainers

T. V. (Joe) Layng Ph.D

T. V. (Joe) Layng received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, where he was a student of Israel Goldiamond. Dr. Layng is the co-founder of Headsprout and was its senior scientist. At Headsprout, Dr.

Steve White

In his 43rd year of a K9-centered law enforcement career Steve White is the only person to have served as a handler, trainer, training-sergeant, and supervisor for the Seattle Police Canine Unit.

Sarah Whitehead

Sarah Whitehead is an international lecturer and pet behaviour counsellor seeing dogs and cats with behavioural problems on referral from veterinary surgeons across the south of England.

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.

Nancy Tucker

Nancy is a full-time pet dog trainer and behavior consultant in Sherbrooke, Quebec (Canada). She regularly teaches seminars, webinars, and workshops on dog training, dog behavior, and the business end of training to dog owners, trainers, and veterinary staff in Canada, the US, and in Europe.

Dr. Marty Becker

Dr. Marty Becker, “America’s Veterinarian,” has spent his life working toward better health for pets and the people who love them.

Dr. Lore Haug

Dr. Haug is currently in private practice in the Houston, Texas area. Prior to that, she was a lecturer with the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, at Texas A&M University.  Dr.

Kim Monteith

Kim Monteith Manager, Animal Welfare since 2012 has worked in BC SPCA animal shelters, from volunteer dog walker, animal care, emergencies, cruelty investigation and Animal Welfare Supervisor since 1999.

Ken McCort

Ken  Mc Cort owns and operates “Four Paws” training center in Doylestown, Ohio. Along with his wife, Marilyn, a veterinarian, he lives with 7 dogs, 8 cats, 7 large birds, 2 goats, a pony and a llama. In his profession, he works with animals with behavioral concerns.

Kay Laurence

Kay Laurence runs a training and education business, Learning About Dogs Ltd. Her business is located in the United Kingdom, in the Cotswolds at the Wagmore Barn Centre, and is focused on excellent training, thinking, and canine enjoyment.

Julia Robertson

Julia brought Canine Myotherapy to the UK.  She is the expert within this modality and has treated over 8,000 dogs, developing the therapy from this extensive authentic experience.

Ilkka Hormila

Ilkka Hormila has worked in co-operation with the Search & Rescue dog handlers for decades and has been teaching detection and SAR search also for common dog owners, during his police K9 career of over 40 years

Helen Zulch

Dr. Helen Zulch is a veterinarian and European Specialist in Veterinary Behavioural Medicine.

Emelie Johnson Vegh

Emelie Johnson Vegh began training dogs as a teenager, after many years of involvement with horses. Her first dog was a mixed breed that competed successfully in both agility and obedience. Emelie's first Border terrier came into her life in 1994; all together she has had three terriers.

Julie S. Vargas, Ph.D.

Julie Vargas (formerly Skinner) was born in 1938 in Minneapolis where she lived for six years. After 2 years in Indiana, her family moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts. She received her bachelors in music from Radcliffe College, a masters in music education from Columbia University, and a Ph.D.

Chirag Patel

Chirag is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer and Pet Behaviour Counsellor working in the UK. Previously he wass the manager for The Training and Behaviour Centre at Dr Roger Mugfords Company of Animals. He now runs Domesticated Manners Pet Training and Behaviour.