Here are some extra things I’m up to—come join me!

Here are some extra things I’m up to—come join me!

Check out these opportunities to geek out with me (and awesome guest speakers, too) about science and dogs

PPG Webinar: Life Worth Living: Promoting Well-Being in our Animal Companions

Monday, July 15th at 4 pm ET

How do we assess welfare and well-being in animals? What’s the difference between the two? This webinar will walk attendees through the current scientific thinking on the most effective ways to evaluate well-being, or positive welfare, in animals. We start with the Five Domains model and move onto another, more updated model, that has replaced the original Five Domains. These models are based directly on the latest research on well-being and will be applicable to anyone that works with animals.

Get details or register here.

Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)

 September 18-20th 

Reactivity. What does it mean? Barking and lunging on leash? Emotional oversensitivity? Something else? What do clients think “reactivity” means? This webinar will take a deep dive into the literature on reactivity: what it means, how it’s currently used and how we might want to use it (or not) moving forward. Get ready for some thought-provoking new information and follow-up discussion!

Get details or register here.

Dogs and the City conference 

 September 27th-29th 

The conference is centered around exploring the influence of city life on dogs. It caters to a diverse audience, including dog owners/guardians, shelter workers, veterinarians, vet techs, walkers, dog daycare attendants, groomers, and trainers. 

Get details or register here.

STRESS, HEALTH AND BEHAVIOR: Why Physical Health and Behavior are Inextricably Linked

Available for members of Fear Free

In many cases, focusing exclusively on physical health or on behavior limits our ability to foster overall well-being and achieve successful outcomes for animals. The goal of this course is to help you better understand these connections so that you can best serve animals and their people—whether you work in a veterinary or training environment.

In this course, we will discuss the intersections among physical health and behavior, the impacts of stress, and the connection among immune function, the microbiome, pain, and behavior.

This course was written by myself, Kristina Spaulding, PhD, CAAB and Amy Learn, VMD, DACVB, IAABC-CABC and is approved for ONE hour of RACE CE.

 You can find more information here on the Fear Free website.