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Sunday 8th March 2015

10.00 - 11.00 - SOLD OUT
Inside The Dog Owners Mind™        
Kim Lyddon MBA, Director - The Dog Business Academy®

Kim is a Dog Business Success Coach, International Trainer and founder of The Dog Business Academy®.  Kim created The Dog Business Academy® specifically to help those who  want to launch or expand a business in working with dogs, making plenty of money and creating more freedom for yourself.

If you want to become a dog professional of influence then this is for you. Whether you are experienced or just starting out you can increase your influence your field, get more dog owners to listen to you and buy from you.

What you will discover:

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11.00 - 12.00
Making the Most of Your Veterinary Nurse    
Fiona Andrew RVN MBVNA  

Fiona Andrew is President of the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) she currently works as a Veterinary Business Development Manager for Purina Petcare.  Fiona worked in Veterinary Practice for over 10 years before moving into Veterinary Education and then on to Industry.  Veterinary Nurses can deal with dozens of pets in a week’s work. 

This lecture will concentrate on hints and tips from veterinary nurses on medicating animals, excellent nutrition, good behaviour and managing long term health conditions.

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12.00 - 13.00 - SOLD OUT
PRO PLAN Lecture - Feeding the Skin: Nutrition for Optimal Skin and Coat
Esther Rawlinson, BVMS MRCVS - Purina PRO PLAN

Esther qualified as a vet from the Glasgow Vet School in 1991 and spent 10 years in mixed, then small animal practice with a particular interest in internal medicine and ultrasonography. She spent a further 10 years with an animal health pharmaceutical company as the global technical manager for heart, kidney and skin diseases of dogs and cats.

Esther joined Nestlé Purina PetCare in 2011 as Veterinary Affairs Manager, providing  technical support for Purina Veterinary Diets® and PRO PLAN® and is responsible in particular for working with veterinary schools and specialists.

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13.00 - 14.00 - SOLD OUT
How Does a Dog Demonstrate Muscle Pain?  
Julia Robertson - Lead Practitioner, Galen Myotherapist

Julia Robertson established the Galen Therapy Centre in 2002, specialising in Canine Myotherapy (muscular dysfunction and postural and loading disorders).  Running a busy consultancy treating working, performing and companion dogs, she has developed a range of courses from workshops to accredited diplomas.

As a passionate advocate of canine myotherapy, working closely with vets and other professionals, Julia has put together a team of dedicated Galen Myotherapists practising throughout the UK and abroad.  She regularly talks at seminars and has co-authored two books and written one and is a regular columnist for ‘Dog World’.

Muscle pain appears to be so disguised but our dogs demonstrate it so visibly with so many of their actions and behaviours, yet we miss so many!  I will explain some of the obvious, yet often overlooked signs of pain or discomfort our dogs present.

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14.00 - 15.00 - SOLD OUT
Dog Behaviour and Training - "Predatory Chase"
Jane Arden BSc (Hons) CBT, DipCABT, CAPBT, MAPDT1058, CAP2 - COAPE Tutor

Jane has been training dogs for over 20 years. She has a BSc (Hons) in Canine Behaviour and Training from Hull University and also an Advanced Diploma in the Practical Aspects of Companion Animal Behaviour and Training and an Advanced Award in Practical Behaviour Therapy. Both these awards are through the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE) and Accredited with the OCN.  Jane has passed the Learning About Dogs Clicker Trainers Competancy Assesment Program Level 1 and 2 with distinction and completed and passed Kennel Club assessments for Judging Spaniel Field Trials and Judging Dogs in Breed Showing. 

Jane has recognised Teacher Status with the Hull University to Level 6 in Canine Training and Behaviour Related Subjects and a City and Guilds Award in Education and Training She runs the Year Two, Level 5 OfQual Regulated Practical Modules for the Advanced Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour and Training for COAPE and is a member of the Coape Association of Pet Behaviourists and Trainers (CAPBT), and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) Membership no. 1058. Jane shares her home with four dogs a polish lowland sheepdog, and three working cocker spaniels.

- "Understanding Predatory Chase Behaviour and a Positive Approach to Controlling it -Teaching the Stop and the Recall”.

- Training Exercises and Ideas to Control reactivity to Movement using Clicker Training that can be used in a training class situation.

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15.00 - 16.00 - SOLD OUT
Canine Science - From Theory to Application” – How to Ensure That You are Applying The Most Current and Relevant Scientific Findings
Dr Jacqueline Boyd, Nottingham Trent University

Dr Jacqueline Boyd is a Lecturer in Animal Science at Nottingham Trent University with diverse teaching and research interests relating to animal science (parasitology, cryptobiosis, performance animal biology and anthrozoology). Jacqueline holds a BSc (Hons) in Zoology (Parasitology), a MSc in Animal Nutrition, a PhD in Genetics and a PGCHE.  In addition to her academic background, Jacqueline has worked with production animals (dairy, beef cattle, pigs, game birds) and a range of domestic species, notably dogs and horses.

She remains a keen equestrian, competing with her own horse at local level in dressage and also has working cocker spaniels who do agility, a little bit of gundog work and also get used in her teaching whenever possible!  At present, Jacqueline’s main research focus is examining aspects of the canine athlete including conformation and kinematic analyses and she is a member of the Kennel Club’s Activities Health and Welfare Sub Group.  Jacqueline feels privileged and is extremely excited by the opportunity to present in the Career Zone at Crufts 2015.

This presentation will consider how to best access and be aware of recent findings and developments in canine science and how to interpret and assess information.  We will consider some of the most significant findings from the scientific world over the last 12 months and demonstrate how that knowledge can be applied to practical situations.  This talk will be relevant for anyone working with dogs with an interest in the specific application of scientific knowledge and who wishes to ensure that they are current in their knowledge and practice.  The broad remit of canine science and the outputs from researchers will be identified and how best to access and disseminated that information in an applied context will be considered.

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