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Enrichment for Dogs

  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
  • live webinar

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Presented by Louise Ginman


Enrichment for Dogs



From puppies, to adolescents to rescues to adults - all dogs need something to do and this can be particularly so when we leave them alone while we go off to work or out for extended periods. If every time you come home, you wonder as you step through the doorway what destruction you'll find today – then your dog needs enrichment.

So what is enrichment and how do you give it safely to your dog when you are not home? Or maybe you give some enrichment already but it doesn't seem effective.  This webinar will teach you everything you need to know to set up an effective enrichment program for your dog (or cat or bird), including monitoring and a whole life plan. Make enrichment a part of your dog's life – you won't regret it.



Learning Objectives

  • What is enrichment?
  • How can enrichment be incorporated into a home alone plan
  • What items are safe to leave with your dog and what aren't
  • Learn how to teach your dog to use enrichment
  • Understand the types of enrichment items available from free to expensive
  • Learn how to develop and monitor an enrichment program
  • Learn strategies for multi dog enrichment

    About The Presenter





    Louise Ginman PCT-A is a Delta Accredited and Professional Canine Trainer – Accredited Dog Behavioural Trainer who runs a dog training business ‘Positive Dogs’ in Sydney, Australia. She has served on APDT Australia committee since 2008 and been President since 2012. Louise also serves on the PPG Australia committee.

    Louise has several qualifications including a Bachelor of Science Degree and Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services. Louise has over 26 years’ experience with both domestic and exotic species in both a training and husbandry/management capacity. Louise worked as a veterinary nurse, dog and cat groomer and animal attendant in a busy and large practice in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney for several years before moving to Taronga Zoo in 1994 to work on the Carnivore Unit where she is the Unit Supervisor. Her role is varied and covers duties such as carnivore husbandry and management, animal training and enrichment, diets and nutrition, staff training and supervision, media work, conference presentations and other forms of public speaking, research, education and conservation work.

    Louise’s involvement with dogs and dog behaviour spans over 26 years. She currently is guardian of a Shetland Sheepdog and Siberian Husky and competes at both agility, Rally O and obedience. Louise is author of ‘The art of introducing dogs. A guide to conducting dog to dog introductions’ (Balboa Press, 2013). Dogs have always been Louise’s passion and she continues today to educate people about living in harmony with their dog through her writing and pet dog training courses.


      

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