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      The State of the Art of Dog Behaviour: From Science to Practice Conference in Oxford

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      October 18, 2019

      Friday   9:00 AM

      St Aldates
      Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1BX

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      The State of the Art of Dog Behaviour: From Science to Practice Conference

      The aim of the conference is to provide delegates with state of the art lectures which review our current understanding of some key topics in the field of dog behaviour and training. The topics will cover both fundamental and applied aspects of dog behaviour and training, presented by a range of internationally recognised experts in the field, from Europe and the USA. Dedicated discussion sessions will be built into the programme to allow delegates an opportunity to ask questions and engage in open discussions around the topics covered. The aim of these sessions is to foster collegial debate about the state of knowledge within the field and where we still need to progress our understanding.  Through increasing our knowledge and understanding we can increase the quality of life for the dogs within our care. Please join us for an event that combines up-to-date scientific research and application to practice in a thought provoking and interactive format. Delegates also have the option of registering to attend an optional formal dinner held at St Hilda’s College.* Agenda (Programme details subject to change, should unforeseen circumstances prevail) Friday 18 October 2019 09h00 – 09h15 Welcome 09h15 – 10h15 The state of our knowledge regarding personality / temperament assessment in non-human animals- Lisa Collins 10h15 – 11h00 coffee 11h00 – 12h00 The when, where, and how of the use of temperament and personality assessments in the selection of working dogs- Margaret Gruen 12h00 – 12h45 Discussion: Temperament 12h45 – 13h45 lunch 13h45 – 14h45 Untangling the aggressive brain: recent neuroscientific advances- Sietse de Boer 14h45 – 15h45 The assessment of aggressive behaviour in dogs – Helen Zulch  15h45 – 16h15 coffee 16h15 – 17h00 Discussion: Aggression & close This will be followed by an optional formal dinner to be held at St Hilda's College, Oxford, OX4 1DY*. Please note, there is limited availability for the dinner. Saturday 19 October 2019 08h20 – 08h30 Welcome 08h30 – 09h30 The Theme is Flexibility: Learning, Genes, and Epigenetics- Susan Schneider 09h30 – 10h30 Teaching Dogs- Susan Friedman 10h30 – 11h15 coffee 11h15 – 12h00 Discussion: Learning & Training 12h00 – 13h00 Cognition testing in dogs: Why and what can we learn? - Juliane Kaminski 13h00 – 14h00 lunch 14h00 – 15h00 Canine Sense and Scent Ability: What the canine nose knows- Nathaniel Hall 15h00 – 15h45 Discussion: Cognition & Olfaction 15h45 – 16h00 close *Dogs Trust is an organisation which contracts with the College for use of facilities, but which has no formal connection with The University of Oxford. FURTHER INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE:  FAQs   What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? You can find helpful information including local parking and park & ride options on the venues website here:    What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the conference dinner? Please note, there is no parking available on site at St Hilda’s College. Limited street parking may be available in Cowley Place with a three-hour maximum stay. Please make sure you check relevant signage before parking. The nearest public car park is at St Clements. You can find more information regarding finding St Hilda’s on their website here.  How can I contact the organiser with any questions? You can contact with any questions.  Are there any additional discounts available? e.g Dogs Trust Staff/Student? The only discount available is the early bird ticket which ends on the 30th April 2019.  Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? Please notify Nicky Halse (via if the name on the ticket doesn't match the person that attends, with as much notice as possible. Each delegate will receive a name badge and certificate of attendance so we will be able to change these documents to the correct name. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? You do not have to bring your printed ticket if you are able to display it on a mobile phone/tablet etc. What are my accommodation options in Oxford? There are many hotels and guesthouses in Oxford, below are just some examples: Royal Oxford Hotel, Park End St, Oxford OX1 1HR Museum Hotel Oxford, 107 St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1BU Old Bank Hotel, 92-94 High St, Oxford OX1 4BJ Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel, 73 High St, Oxford OX1 4BE The Buttery Hotel, 11-12 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AP Vanbrugh House Hotel, 20 - 24 St Michael's St, Oxford OX1 2EB George Oxford Hotel, 29 George St, Oxford OX1 2AY More options can be found on the Oxford Visitor Information website:  

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