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Developing BMPs for Challenging Environments

February 11

7:00 am PT

This talk is eligible for CEUs from: CCPDT - Behavior, CCPDT - Training, IAABC, KPA


Whilst dogs can end up in shelters for a number of reasons, it is well documented that one of the main reasons for relinquishment is related to problem behaviours. As well as being a contributing factor for dogs ending up in shelters, problem behaviours can also be a massive barrier to rehoming.

Developing and implementing behaviour modification can be difficult with any client, but working in challenging environments such as shelters can increase pressure on both the staff and the dogs they are working with.

This presentation aims to look at developing BMPs within these environments in order to set both the trainer and dog up for success. The presentation will look at the theory behind developing and implementing BMPs as well as looking at videos of sessions and case studies to pull everything together.

Presented By:

Tom Candy BSc (Hons) MSc CCAB CDBC CSBS

A passion for animal welfare and training led Tom (he/him) 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 rehoming centres and then being promoted to a senior Training and Behaviour advisor in the UK’s largest canine welfare charity. Tom is responsible for supporting and advising managers and Training and Behaviour Advisors on matters relating to behavioural concerns and helping to promote higher levels of welfare for dogs under the charity’s care.