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CAPBT 2 Day Conference 2020
10th October 2020 / 10:00
EarlyBird Prices until Midnight 30th Sept
Full Price from October 1st.
The Webinar link will be sent to all attendees at least one week before the webinar begins.
The Webinar will be recorded and available for all atteendees to watch at a later date.
Guest Speaker: Dr Karolina Westlund
Dr Holly Root Gutteridge
Agenda: All Times in GMT+1/BST/UTC+1 (London Time Zone)
Saturday 10th October:
Dr Karolina Westlund, PhD: 10:00am to 1pm (3 hours)
Lunch: 1pm to 2pm
Karin Pienaar: 2pm to 4pm (2 hours)
Break: 4pm to 5:00pm
Networking Groups: 5:00 –5:30pm (30 mins)
We will have 4 Networking Rooms, each covering a different topic impacted by COVID and Lockdown:
1. Children and Dogs
2. Grumpy Pets in the home (Cats and Dogs)
3. Lockdown Puppies and Kittens
4. Dogs and 'Novelty'
Sunday 11th October
Kat Janczur: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Lunch: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Dr Holly Root Gutteridge: 1:00pm to 3:00pm Presentation
Dr Holly Root Gutteridge: 3:00 to 4:00pm round table discussion
Coffee Break: 4:00 to 4:30pm
Karen Hiestand: 4:30pm to 5:30pm (1 hour)
*Time slots include 15 mins for questions
Dr Karolina Westlund PhD.
Karolina Westlund helps pet lovers and animal professionals get happier animals that thrive in the care of humans. She grew up pining for a kitten for several years, and pestering her parents until they gave up. The green-eyed black half-siamese cat that she got for her seventh birthday became a true friend who lived to be 21 years old, but an easily startled cat who often went into hiding when there were visitors.
Karolina had grand ideas about becoming a field biologist, but that never came about – the closest she got was working as a trekking travel guide in France and Madeira. Instead she majored in Ethology and developed a passionate interest in animal welfare seen through a multidisciplinary lens, including Behaviour Analysis and Affective Neuroscience. She is now an Associate Professor of Ethology at the University of Stockholm, mostly teaching how behaviour management can be used to improve animal welfare.
She offers live seminars, free online webinars and masterclasses in addition to more extensive online courses, as well as the occasional blog post or scientific publication on the topic of enrichment, animal training and wellbeing. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with her husband, two kids, and cat.
Overview of Karolina's Talk
The presentation will be split into 3 parts:
Part 1 will be focusing on emotions.
Part 2 will look at control.
Part 3 will talk about Start buttons.
Karin has been working in the field of animal behaviour and behaviour therapy in South Africa since 1997. She completed her Diploma in Animal Behaviour through COAPE UK in 2007. She is a Certified Animal Behaviourist (CAB) with the International Companion Animal Network (ICAN), a qualified Practitioner Member of the International CAPBT, as well as a Practitioner Member of the ABC of SA.
Karin originally worked for 9 years as a Behaviour Practitioner in Cape Town, but then moved to Johannesburg in 2007 where she started a training franchise company called ThinkingPets. Following that, she and Wendy Wilson established the highly successful COAPE SA. Karin is passionate about animal welfare, animal emotions, behaviour, people and education and firmly believes that the best way to make the biggest difference in the lives of animals around the world is by changing how people see and understand them.
In addition to regularly appearing on Radio and several television programs, Karin frequently contributes to a variety of publications both locally and internationally and is often in the media relating to Animal Behaviour matters. She has appeared as an expert witness in a wide variety of legal cases relating to Animal Behaviour and is actively involved in the Enrichment Research Program between COAPE and captive wildlife facilities, where, among other things, she and her team volunteer their time to work with zoos to develop bespoke enrichment programs to promote behavioural and emotional health in captive animals, using COAPE’s trademarked EMRA and ESTA approaches. They not only provide training for both staff and animals to make husbandry tasks and medical examinations/treatments as stress-free as possible but also work with a variety of institutes around the world, either by collaborating on studies or by sharing results of work done.
Overview of Karin's Talk
In this two-hour presentation, the practical application of EMRA and ESTA (COAPE Techniques) will be demonstrated through applied case analysis. We will revisit the concept of EMRA and ESTA and will look at how they are used in real life cases. HOWEVER, we will not only be looking at dogs and cats, but at the broader application beyond the world of companion animals and their owners. For fun, we’ll also look at how EMRA is used to improve the welfare of a variety of species, including a Western Lowland Gorilla, a couple of spectacled bears, some African Elephants, King Vultures and Ground Hornbills. This talk will focus on demonstrating EMRA’s versatile application: from how to foster a deeper understanding of companion animal behaviour to how to utilize this toolset to improve the emotional and physical welfare of captive wild animals.
Kat has a masters degree in Psychology and Applied Animal Behaviour and a diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour and Training (COAPE Poland). She started professionally working with dogs in 2009 at an animal shelter. Since then she has worked for Scent Imprint for dogs (training detection and tracking dogs, teaching instructor courses and creating development plans for puppies) in Holland, at the same time she started her own consultancy company.
After she moved to the UK she worked for Dogs Trust as a head coach of Dog School Dorset and Dog School West Yorkshire. Later she worked at Coach Trainer. Last year she worked on a Free Running Explosive Detection Dogs (FREDD) project at Dog Detectives. Since 2019 she has gone back to running her own company and teaching puppy seminars and scent detection clinics. At the end of 2019 she trained one of the very first Japanese Knotweed detection.
Overview of Talk
Kat will be talking to use about all things Scent related:
How using your dog’s most powerful scent can help with reactivity.
How scentwork can make dogs ‘feel better’ by raising their hedonic budget.
A practical guide for training and behaviour practitioners with exercises you can take away and work on with your own clients.
Dr Holly Root-Gutteridge
Dr Holly Root-Gutteridge is an animal behaviour research scientist who did her PhD on grey wolf communication and now studies dog cognition and behaviour at the University of Lincoln. Her research focuses on understanding dogs’ perception of their world and how science can help us better understand them.
Currently, she is working with Prof Daniel Mills on the science of sniffs and how dogs understand chemical signals and scents. She recently spent three years at the University of Sussex with Prof David Reby, where she studied dogs’ perception of sound and speech, focusing on what they hear when we speak to them. This involved both behavioural tests and playing with puppies for science, which her students loved almost as much as she did.
She also is a part of the Canid Howl Project, an international collaboration of scientists who study wolf and dog vocal behaviour. Originally from Bath, Holly now lives in Lincoln with her husband and her beloved German shepherd, Sheba. She can be found on Twitter as @holly_howls, where she often recruits for her latest science projects, including both online and in person studies, and tweets about dog and wolf research
Overview of Talk
Holly will be talking about DOGS’ perception of speech, sound, and scent and their understanding or reaction to emotional stimuli.
holly with then host a rountable discussion for us all to engage in, around the gaps in research and what we would ideally like to see ebing done.
Karen Heistand PhD
Karen trained as a vet at Massey University in New Zealand, coming to the UK in 2004 after a couple of years in mixed practice in her native country. Since then she travelled extensively, working as a first opinion vet all over the UK and as a volunteer vet in many other countries, in particular being involved in numerous neutering campaigns. She has always had a strong interest in animal welfare and a special interest in cats, which she built on with six years in an advisory position at Cats Protection in shelter medicine. Karen has since held a teaching position at the school of Veterinary Medicine at Surrey University where she led on feline welfare, veterinary ethics and shelter medicine teaching. In recent years Karen caught the studying bug and now has a BSc in Psychology, an MSc in applied animal behavior and welfare, an MA in medical ethics and law, and is a resident of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioral Medicine. She is currently completing a PhD at the University of Sussex with the mammal communication and cognition laboratory, investigating cross species empathy between companion animals and humans. Karen remains heavily involved in animal welfare charities as a trustee, consultant and educator and lives in the UK with her family including two small children and a rescue cat called Hermione.
Overview of Talk
Karen will be talking about the preliminary results of her new work looking at 'Empathy Across the Species Barrier' in which she is utilising qualitative and quantitative methods, to explore dog and cat capacities to experience empathy towards humans, the human experience and belief in animal empathy and how all this affects our relationships with them.