Dog Aggression for Animal Professionals

German Shepherd barking
January 12, 2019
Beervelde, Belgium

Dog Aggression for Animal Professionals

Amber Watson
650 €

Amber Batson BVetMed. MRCVS. brings a 6-day course on aggression in dogs.
With some pride we can present this course brought to you by the reputed veterinarian, Amber Batson. The course will run over 3 modules of 2 days (weekends). The theme is about aggression in dogs and the training is intended for people who work with dogs in a professional manner. 
Amber will combine a scientific approach with practically applicable insights. 
Because of the seriousness of this subject and the depth in which it will be explored, participation in this course is limited to dog trainers, behavioral therapists and veterinarians (also for those who are still training for the professions mentioned). 
Overview of the topics per weekend:

Weekend 1: Introduction to aggression in the dog
What is aggression? What causes aggression in dogs? 
What is the physiology of aggression and why is this relevant for owners, trainers and behavioral experts?  
What influence does memory have on aggression? 
How can we reduce aggression practically and in the short term?

Weekend 2: Deeper insight into aggression in dogs
How do dogs learn? How do dogs assimilate information and how does this translate into their behavior? 
What is the influence of human interaction and training on aggression? 
How does fertility affect aggression? Does castration / sterilization affect aggression? 
What is the influence of illness on aggression? 
Collaborate with vets to exclude pathologies? Can medication help with aggression problems?

Weekend 3: Practical application of the acquired knowledge through case studies
Safety First - How can we work practically to avoid / reduce aggression? 
Medication and aggression - what types of medication exist and how does it work. 
Case studies: during these 2 days, numerous case studies will be presented, to use the acquired knowledge to write out practical plans for different situations with aggressive dogs.

January 12, 2019
09:00 - 16:30
January 13, 2019
09:00 - 16:30
February 16, 2019
09:00 - 16:30
February 17, 2019
09:00 - 16:30
March 23, 2019
09:00 - 16:30
March 24, 2019
09:00 - 16:30

Beervelde village 75
9080 Beervelde

Dog trainers

Amber Watson

Amber Batson graduated as a veterinarian and surgeon from Royal Veterinary College in London in 1999.