Understanding the role of emotions in dog training and behaviour

25–26.1.2020 10–16

25-26.1.2020. Saturday-Sunday 10-16.

A weekend seminar with animal behaviourist Peter Neville and Stella Grgic

Course contents

Peter Neville:

  • From Wolf to Dog…the 5 key emotional, behavioural and nutritional stages of adaptation to life in a new niche for a wolf and the evolution of dogs types and breeds
  • The development of puppies – the key role of emotions and behavioural inhibition in how they learn
  • Introduction into the concept of EMRA/ESTA (including an explanation of the rationale, and the differences between EMRA and the traditional ‘diagnostic’ approach to behaviour therapy)

Stella Grgic:

  • Puppy classes – practical applications

  • Practical Canine Behaviour Case studies – separation related problems, leash behaviour, food guarding and more.

Course leaders

Professor Peter Neville, UK. Neville has established the first companion animal behaviour referral clinic at a UK Veterinary School at Langford, Bristol in 1990 and has been in practice for the referral of behaviour problems in pets for over thirty years. Founding partner of COAPE (Centre of Applied Pet Ethology).

Stella Grgic, Finland. After graduating as a dog consultant, she began working as an instructor for puppy and various obedience classes, dobo, etc. In September 2017 she graduated with the COAPE Level 4 Diploma in UK, in the Principles of Companion Animal Behaviour and Training. Since then she has worked as a behaviour and training consultant.

Course fee: 90€ (coffee, tea, snack included).

Place: Borgå folkakademi, Runeberginkatu 16-18, Porvoo | Borgå (NB: We can offer affordable accommodation on the school premises.)

Deadline for registration: 10.1.2020.

Fill in the registration form or contact nina.wackstrom (at) akan.fi | +358 40 5687027