General Admission - £25
ABTC members - £15 (please contact your organisation for discount code)
TCBTS members - free
Recordings will be available to view until 23rd December 2021
17th October 2021 – Part 1 – 10am-2pm – Debbie Busby
7th November 2021 – Part 2 – 10am-2pm – Amber Batson
A fascinating and revealing exploration into the major impacts of PTSD in dogs and what differentiates this from other anxiety disorders and conditions. Our speakers will examine strategies that best support the PTSD dog and owner, from behaviour modification to medication.
Debbie will introduce PTSD and explore research on humans and dogs suffering from this disorder. Her presentation will include differences between post trauma stress and post traumatic stress disorder, behavioural differentials that might need to be ruled out, how PTSD might be experienced by dogs including behavioural signs and how to differentiate this behaviourally from other disorders. She will also include treatment strategies for dogs with PTSD, including approaches to training and the impact on the owner of secondary trauma experienced by care givers in response to how they feel about the trauma their dog has had.
Amber will discuss veterinary differentials that need to be ruled out before concluding the dog is suffering from PTSD, the neurobiology of trauma, the effects of the environment on trauma neurobiology, medications and how these can be used to help with recovery from trauma.