We are pleased to announce our Annual Seminar: Fighters, Biters & Dogs that Hate To Be Alone. What is new and What to do – A Fresh Perspective On The Modification of Canine Aggression and Separation Anxiety.

Our speaker will be Professor Daniel Mills.

Fighters, Biters and Dogs that Hate To Be Alone 2016 seminar

This fantastic seminar for trainers and dog owners is on Sunday 2nd October 2016 at the Hilton Hotel, Coventry. Tickets are on SALE NOW.

Please note you do NOT need a PayPal account to buy tickets, all major debit/credit cards are accepted.

Tickets are £70  for members & £80 for non members.

Location Information

Hilton Coventry Hotel, Paradise Way, Walsgrave Triangle, Coventry CV2 2ST.

Tel: 02476-603000

Discounted Room Rates

The Hilton Hotel is kindly offering 20 rooms at a discounted rate £70 for a single room and £80 for a double or twin including breakfast.  Anyone wanting a room needs to call the reservations desk (02476-603000) and quote code TCBTA.  Rooms are allocated on a first come, first served basis, after which delegates will have to quote code TCBTB. The price will then be £75 for a single and £85 for a double or twin including breakfast. These offers are only available until 2nd September.

Programme

  • 09:00:  Registration and Coffee.
  • 09:30:  Welcome by Sheila Hamilton-Andrews, MSc, CCAB Chairman TCBTS
  • 09:45:  Professor Daniel Mills
  • 12:30:  Lunch
  • 13:45:  Professor Daniel Mills
  • 16:30:  Q & A with audience
  • 17:00:  Close

About Professor Danny Mills

Daniel Mills was Europe’s first professor of veterinary behavioural medicine and as such he has pioneered both the practice and research of companion animal problem behaviour management internationally. He has also been at the forefront of the explosion of research in dog behaviour and cognition which has taken place over the last 15 years, which has seen this field go from being seen as an obscure/ marginalised curiosity to a respectable area of scientific enquiry, which allows us to answer fundamental biological questions that cannot be pursued with other species because of the unique relationship between humans and their dogs.

Daniel is a RCVS, European and ASAB recognised specialist in clinical animal behaviour, who has been developing and exploring new interventions for behaviour problems at Lincoln for over 20 years. This includes aids such as the use of semiochemicals to control the emotional reaction of animals (pheromonatherapy) and the use of mirrors to control stereotypic weaving in horses, but also the frameworks used in behavioural therapies. He has a strong research interest in the comparative psychology underpinning behaviour and behavioural interventions, with a particularly interest in what makes an individual different and how this arises from their interaction with the environment. This links both his applied and fundamental research, for example by examining how we and non-human animals recognise and respond to the emotional state of another.

More recently he has had opportunities to scientifically explore his interests in the potential value of our relationships with animals. His research in this area focuses on the benefits from pet keeping using a multidisciplinary approach, for example through collaborations with biologists, health care professionals, psychologists, lawyers and economists.

Recent projects include:

  • An examination of the effect of a pet dog on families with an autistic child
  • The economic significance of pet dogs to the UK
  • The position of the cat in UK legislations
  • Matching of dogs with potential adopters

Daniel still consults at the specialist behaviour referral clinic and teaches on both undergraduate programmes and the MSc in clinical animal behaviour offered at the University of Lincoln.