- Webinar recorded on Mon 28th May, 2012
- 0 hours 57 mins
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Many of the behaviours exhibited by dogs which are considered to be problematic are often misunderstood and unwittingly reinforced by their owners.
Here we take a general look at a number of these behaviours and consider what might influence a dog to perform them and what influences the ensuing perceptions and reactions of owners.
Let’s take a fresh look at dog behaviour and consider that many owners may be under the influence of a number of misconceptions developed through exposure to mainstream media, literature and of course the fact that everyone and their uncle has an opinion on a dog’s behaviour.
Pat’s first passion has always been animals and most specifically dogs. In 1999 I volunteered for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and after a few months when a position for a Rehabilitation Assistant became available I successfully applied which started my professional career with dogs. I worked for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home for approx. 10 years during which time I achieved the position of Head of Behaviour. In this position I was responsible for the development and management of a team of 18 Behaviourists.
In November of 2011 Pat started up his own business, PAT’S PAWS, which provides dog training and walking services. During his career Pat has gained a certificate in Canine Behaviour and had on going professional training including:
- Canine Behaviour & Training
- Handling & Training Techniques
- Canine Aggression
- Predatory Chase Aggression
- Working Trials
- Canine Welfare & Rehabilitation
- Professional Dog Behaviour Counselling
Pat is currently studying for an Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour.