Frustration is identified as a motivator in a range of behavior problems in companion animals. But what is frustration, really? This talk helps us get a clearer understanding of what reinforcers are driving the behavior of “frustrated” animals, both in a shelter and home environment. We’ll also learn how we can help these animals in our care.
Frustration in Shelter Dogs
6:00 am PT
Tom Candy is a Senior Training and Behaviour Advisor for DogsTrust In the United Kingdom. Tom is responsible for overseeing the training and behavior work at multiple rehoming centres across the UK, overseeing every stage of assessment, management, and behavior modification.
A passion for animal welfare and training led Tom to undertake a BSc (Hons) in Bio-veterinary science and a MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour from the University of Lincoln (UK).
Having started volunteering in rescue at the age of 15, Tom has been involved in a variety of aspects of rescue including fundraising, home checking, transporting and general day to day operations. Since graduating from University, Tom has been working as a training and behaviour advisor, eventually locuming across 7 centers and then being promoted to the senior Training and Behaviour team.
Tom is an accredited animal behaviourist with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council and a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and Co Chair with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.