Spending two full days sitting in lectures while the rest of the Sydneysiders were enjoying the wonderful balmy weather may not be your idea of a good weekend
But for some of us who got to go to the Dog Behaviour and Training conference – it was well worth the sacrifice!
Hosted by the NDTF (National Dog Trainers Federation of Australia) the speakers included experts in Dog Behaviour and Training from Australia and the U.S. Included amongst them, the internationally renowned Steven Lindsay as well as Australia”s own experts Steve Austin, Dr Paul McGreevy and specialist Veterinary Behaviourist, Dr Robert Holmes.
Now while we certainly can’t cover what was covered in a tiny blog, it’s fair to say we learned a lot.
You may not be aware of this but dog behaviour and behaviour modification are hot topics.
Because behaviour problems are becoming all too common amongst our canine friends.
In our practice, hardly a day goes by where we don’t have to deal with or discuss a behavioural issue with a client. Sometimes the problem is a simple one that can be solved through some basic training or behavior modification activites. Other times there are more serious issues to address – like aggression or extreme anxieties.
That’s why it’s important for us as Vets – to learn more about about what makes dogs tick. While we examine and treat dog’s medical conditions, fix broken bones, diagnose their illnesses every day, we also need to understand how to take care of their “non physical” needs. In other words – know and respect what they truly need need to lead balanced and fulfilled lives.