The Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia is proud to present the Making Dogs Happy Symposium. The day will have presentations and workshops inspired to help you better understand your canine companion.

Making Dogs Happy details

Saturday, 2 June 2018
CPC Lecture Theatre
University of Sydney

 Topics covered will include:

  • Recognizing normal dog behaviour
  • Optimism in dogs
  • Oxytocin in dogs and humans
  • Effects of age-at-castration on dog behaviour
  • Expectations of dog adopters
  • Factors that influence working dog success
  • Working breeds as happy pets
  • How arousal and affective state affect training
  • How does good dogmanship make dogs happy?

Professor Paul McGreevy is a veterinarian, ethologist and author. He is Professor of Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare Science at the Sydney School of Veterinary Science and a leading member of the Dog Ownership and Human Health node. His work focuses on understanding the behavioural biology and the needs of dogs and horses. The author of over 250 peer-reviewed scientific publications and eight books, Paul has received numerous Australian and international awards for his research and teaching innovations, most recently the International Lifetime Achievement Award from the UK’s Kennel Club. Some of his noteworthy titles are Carrots and Sticks: Principles of Animal Training, The Modern Dog and co-author of Making Dogs Happy.

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