TCBTS are pleased to announce our 2018 Conference

Dogs Have Feelings Too: How Canine Emotions Affect Behaviour and Training

Our two guest speakers are: Sian Ryan MSc CAB, MAPDT, UK 1090

(Me and My Dog) and Jane Ardern BSc (Hons) Dip CABT CAP2

This fantastic conference is for behaviourists, trainers, and dog owners.

Sian will introduce us to animal emotions based on Panksepp’s work and exploring emotions, motivations, and the development of behaviour. The talk will be illustrated with case studies and video examples of problem behaviours, including aggressive behaviour, with a variety of underlying emotions and motivations, and the strategies used to effect change.

Jane will be taking us through how dog emotions affect training and will be showing us film of her work in action. Jane will be demonstrating how understanding emotions are implicated in successful dog training and foundation puppy training, and the influence they have on relationships and the ability to control impulses. 

The conference is on Sunday 7th October 2018 at the Hilton Hotel, Paradise Way, Coventry CV2 2ST. Tickets are on SALE NOW.

NEW CONCESSIONS FOR STUDENTS! Students will need to provide evidence of course by providing either a student card or letter from course provider. Please email these details to

Prices are:

  • Members/ Student Early Bird price  £60 to the 31st May 2018
  • Early Bird Non Members £70 to the 31st May 2018
  • Members/Student £70 from the 1st June
  • Non Members £80 from the 1st of June

The ticket price includes lunch plus morning and afternoon refreshments.

The day will run as follows:

8.45 -9.15 Registration

9.15 -9.20 Introduction by Sheila Hamilton-Andrews (Chair)

9.25 – 9.45  Talk by our sponsors Fish 4 Dogs

9.45 – 11.30 Sian Ryan

Break Teas, coffees etc

11.50 – 13.00 Sian Ryan

 13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.30 Jane Ardern


16.00 – 17.00 Jane Ardern

The Hilton Hotel have kindly allocated some rooms, subject to availability, at an early bird rate.  Singles will be £70 and doubles are £80 both of which  include breakfast.  Please mention the code ATCBTA when booking. After all these rooms have been taken, there is a second code which is ATCBTB, which will enable you to get a single room at £75 and a double at £85, again both of those prices include breakfast

We are proud to have Fish4dogs as our sponsors