When: Arrive 9.45 for a 10am start, finish around 4 pm.
Where: Wotton Village Hall, between Guildford and Dorking on the A25, behind the
Wotton Hatch pub, Surrey (easy access of the M25, M3 and relatively near a railway
Living with more than one dog has many benefits but can sometimes leave you feeling
overwhelmed, outnumbered and exhausted trying to meet the varying needs of your canine
This informative day will take you through the practicalities from choosing an appropriate
dog to add to your household, how to do introductions, getting through the first
few days and weeks, useful strategies and multidog cues and behavious, and longer
term considerations to keep everything running smoothly. The day will touch on how
to deal with conflicts but won't cover this in depth.
Sian will share personal experiences from her life with four dogs, as well as those
gained from her work with clients of her training and behaviour centre, Developing
Dogs near Ely. The day will include videos and handouts.
This is a rare opportunity for a great CPD event for professionals and an interesting
day out for anyone wanting to learn more about their dog.
Pay by PayPal using the links or send a cheque, payable to ‘Learning About Animals’,
The speaker: Sian gained her MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour from the University
of Lincoln with distinction in 2011. Whilst finishing her dissertation on Self Control
in Pet Dogs she worked as a behaviour counsellor and trainer in the Lincoln Animal
Behaviour Clinic and went on to work as a researcher looking at novel ways of measuring
emotions in dogs in 2012. With several years of dog training experience, Sian was
the first course tutor for Life Skills for Puppies training classes and helped create
and develop the course, as well as tutoring on the Life Skills for Puppies Trainers
Courses offered by the University of Lincoln. Sian writes for several organisations
and her book No Walks? No Worries! (with co-author Helen Zulch and photographer Peter
Baumber) was published in October 2014. Sian has also appeared as an animal training
and behaviour expert on Bang Goes the Theory and was consulted during the making
of Inside the Animal Mind with Chris Packham. Sian owns and runs the Developing Dogs
Training Centre and Holiday Cottages in Cambridgeshire, as well as giving seminars
and workshops across the country.
Currently Sian is in the series Me and My Dog on the TV!