Following on from the first webinar ‘Quick and Dirty Dog Behaviour: Tips for understanding dog behaviour in the field’, this webinar builds on the theme of better observation and handling of dogs leading to increased safety and welfare for dogs and humans in the context of animal management, and better outcomes for everyone involved. We will discuss how to build-in methods for collection and assessment of behaviour information to existing systems, enabling accurate and speedy evaluations of dogs, increasing transparency with rescue partners and adopters, and meeting legislative requirements for proper recording of health and welfare information about animals in care. We will also touch on some of the common pitfalls and risks when evaluating dog behaviour within the welfare system, and provide some suggestions on how to avoid these. Come along and get a taste for what is possible in the realm of behaviour assessment, even in time-strapped, resource-poor environments like pound kennels.
Dr Diana Rayment:
Dr Diana Rayment holds a PhD in Applied Canine Behaviour and a Bachelor of Animal Science. Her primary research area was canine behaviour and assessments in applied settings, like animal shelters, and the welfare of companion animals within the shelter system. She has also worked in a variety of academic and industry settings, including as a TAFE and university educator, as an applied scientist studying companion animal welfare and behaviour and working dog assessments, a dog trainer, a shelter nurse and most recently, leading the behaviour team at the Greyhound Adoption Program Victoria. Diana is now working to integrate and improve animal welfare and animal management practices in Australia through a variety of roles, including as the Shelter Supervisor at Second Chance Animal Rescue.
Diana also runs her own business, providing practical, evidence-based training and consulting on companion animal behaviour, management and welfare to people and organisations in the animal management and welfare field.
This webinar is only available to members and is free.
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