30. August 2019 - 8:30

Action Conference, UK, Friday, 30. August 2019

ACTION Conference: Welfare Implications of Unethical Breeding and Psychological Trauma in Dogs

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr Karen L. Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, Diplomate ACVB, CAAB

Dr Simon Gadbois PhD
Dr Franklin McMillan DVM
Lotte Davies DVM MRCVS
Julie M. Bedford BSc(Hons), PGCE, PG Dip (CABC), CCAB (ABTC)
Susan McKeon BSc (Hons) ADPT UK (ABTC)
Linda Goodman (CARIAD)
Suzanne Rogers BSC (Hons) CHBC, IAAB (ABTC)
Amber Batson BVetMed MRCVS
Dr Leticia Fanucchi DVM PhD

And still more to come...


Psychological trauma in dogs and the resulting array of behaviour issues

The effect of trauma and stress on the brain and endocrine system

The impact of unethical breeding on health and fitness

Tackling puppy farming and its legacy

Greyhounds: Breeding and Welfare

Canine mental health and well being


Pharmacological interventions

Nutritional deficits and supportive nutrition

Training interventions and rehabilitation

Biting: assessment, implications, decisions and management

The role of play in rehabilitation

Olfactory training and stimulation as a potential tool for rehabilitation

Q&A session


How to help the human help the dog: aspects of human-canine communication

How to campaign for canine welfare

Case histories: successes, compromises and happy endings

How to address the root problem: A model for dog welfare

Additional talks TBC asap

Action Conference

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