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Delta Institute Dog Behaviour Conference - April 7-9

This conference will bring together local and international animal behaviourists, trainers, researchers and authors in Sydney, including Dr Alexandra Horowitz - world renowned researcher and author of the New York Times best seller 'Inside of a Dog' and her new book ‘Being a Dog’.

This Conference will be held between April 7-9, 2017 in Sydney and consists of two programs:

1. Friday - Evening Program

'From a Dog's Point of Nose' with Dr Alexandra Horowitz - understanding and appreciating the dog's point of view.
Who should attend? Dog owners and anyone interested in the latest research on dog behaviour and perception. 

Where: SMC Conference & Function Centre, 66 Goulburn St., Sydney, NSW, 2000

When: Friday 7th April 2017, from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Cost: $99

2. Two day - Weekend Program (Saturday & Sunday)

Hosted by comedian Kitty Flanagan and featuring Dr Alexandra Horowitz as well as intensive presentations, interactive discussions and special guest speakers, this is not to be missed. 

Who should attend? This program is intended for dog trainers, pet industry professionals, local and state government bodies and anyone interested in a deeper understanding of the latest research into dog behaviour, training and the importance to society of the human-animal bond. Please note that vets and vet nurses can get CE points for attending and you will find more details here

For the full agenda please click HERE.

Angela Catterns and her Border Collie Sailor
Some of the topics that will be covered include:
  • From a Dog’s Point of Nose – Dr Alexandra Horowitz
  • Discovering what the dog Knows – Dr Alexandra Horowitz
  • Inside of Dr Alexandra Horowitz – Angela Catterns
  • Hullo Sailor! The story of a Delta Therapy Dog – Angela Catterns and Sailor
  • Planning for Pets in Our Community – Dr Kersti Seksel
  • How to avoid pets arguing like cats and dogs - Dr Julie Ashton
  • Big Cats, Little Cats, Dogs and Meercats: They’re all the same to me – Louise Ginman
  • Kids and Dogs – Dr Gaille Perry
  • Canine Sense and Sensibility: Using cognitive bias to ask dogs how optimistic they feel – Dr Melissa Starling
  •  Living with wild dogs: Exploring the behaviour & personality of dingoes living as companion animals - Dr Bradley Smith
  • Where to from here? An action plan for dog lovers, trainers and the pet industry – Panel consisting of Dr Alexandra Horowitz, Dr Gaille Perry, Dr Kersti Seksel & Dr Melissa Starling

When: Saturday April 8th from 8:30am – 6:00pm; Sunday April 9th from 8:30am – 4:00pm

Where: SMC Conference & Function Centre, 66 Goulburn St., Sydney, NSW, 2000

Cost: $695 (this ticket provides entry to both days of the conference). 

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