A lifetime of behaviour: exploring factors that can influence behaviour in animals
from before birth to old age
Date: Saturday March 10th 2018
Price: £30 per person - super-early bird if booked before Jan 30th - £22. Offer for
rescues - 3 tickets for the price of 2. Includes refreshments
When: Arrive 9.15am for a 9.30 start, finish around 1.30pm.
Where: West Horsley Village Hall, Surrey KT24 6DD
Behaviour is influenced by inherited and environmental effects as well as learning.
These influences are present throughout every animal’s lifetime, starting from before
birth and extending into old age. Focussing on dogs, cats and rabbits, this talk
will explore how these factors can affect behaviour at all the different stages of
an animal’s life.
Undertanding this can help breeders to produce animals best suited to be pets or
for other roles, and can also help owners choose individual animals that are most
suited to being pets. It can also help pet owners, veterinary staff, dog trainers
and other pet professionals to ensure animals have the opportunity to reach their
full behavioural potential and to identify times where extra care may need to be
taken in order to reduce the risks of developing behaviour problems. This talk will
also discuss how we can meet the changing physical and behavioural needs of elderly
Suitable for pet owners, professionals and students alike.
Caroline qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon from the University of Bristol in 1985
and worked for nearly ten years in general practice before following a special interest
in companion animal behaviour. She is currently co-owner and administrator of a small
animal veterinary practice in Swindon, Wiltshire and also runs her own companion
animal behaviour referral practice. Caroline is a full member of the Association
of Pet Behaviour Counsellors, an ASAB accredited Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist,
an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Companion Animal Behaviour and is registered as
both a Veterinary Behaviourist and Clinical Animal Behaviourist through the Animal
Behaviour and Training Council.
Please let me know at time of booking if you require a certificate of attendance
of the course for your records.
Pay by PayPal using the links below or send a cheque, payable to ‘Learning About
Animals’, to: Suzanne Rogers, 6 Fern Cottages, Dorking Road, Abinger Hammer, Dorking,
Surrey, RH5 6SA. E-mail: Suzanne@learningaboutanimals.co.uk