Understanding our Companion Animals:
Ethology, Welfare & Training

The conference is aimed at trainers and behaviourists wishing to network with fellow professionals and keen owners hoping to find out more about the ethology, welfare and training of the animals that they share their homes with.

Leading Clinical Animal Behaviourists will speak about key companion animal species; dogs, cats, rabbits and horses and there will be a facilitated discussion in the afternoon to allow questions from the audience.


The presentations will focus on the ethology, welfare and training of different companion animal species, and attendees can hope to obtain knowledge regarding the following topics . . .

  • An introduction and description of the ethology and normal behaviour of the species

  • How to provide a successful, enriching environment for the species

  • Common issues that can lead to a reduction in welfare in the species

  • Simple steps to prevent behaviour and welfare issues in the species

  • Use of photos, videos & case studies

  • Key readings to find out more

Title: Understanding our Companion Animals: Ethology, Welfare & Training
Date: Saturday 30th March 2019
Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm
Location: University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, SO22 4NR

Topics: The ethology, behaviour & training of . . . 
Cats - Trudi Atkinson & Lucy Hoile
Dogs - Kris Glover & Dr Candy D'Sa
Horses - Debbie Busby & Nicola Chamberlain
Rabbits & other small furries - Dr Anne McBride

Full biographies of all speakers here and the programme for the day can be downloaded here.


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Limited availability of early bird tickets priced at £90 per person (ends 1st October 2018).
Partial refunds (50%)  available until 1st October 2018 after which tickets can be transferred but not refunded.