Dogs behaving badly
Press release issued: 21 September 2009
Why are dogs sometimes aggressive to each other, why do they hate fireworks so much and how much English do they really understand? These questions will be answered along with an exploration of canine behaviour at a free talk this month.
‘Dogs behaving badly’ will look at how dogs communicate, how they learn to behave during training and why they develop bad behavioural habits. The talk, organised by the University of Bristol’s Small Animal Practice at Langford will take place on Tuesday 29 September at 7.30 pm in the Pearson Building, School of Veterinary Sciences, Langford.
The talk is the first of a series of autumn seminars on dog and cat behaviour that have been organised by the Small Animal Practice.
Dr Alison Blaxter, the lead clinician in the practice who will be giving the talk, said: “Everyone has a dog or cat which does something that either intrigues them or really annoys them! So thinking about why animals behave as they do is of interest to everyone.
“Anyone who has a dog, whether it behaves badly or not, is invited to attend.”
The talk will also cover behavioural problems, such as: aggression, separation anxiety, noise phobias and disobedience and there will be the opportunity to discuss how these can be dealt with.
The talk is free but entry is by ticket only. To request a ticket, contact the Langford House Small Animal Practice on tel 01934 852422 between 9 am-6 pm on weekdays, or between 9 am-12 pm on Saturdays.
Refreshments will be available and all proceeds will be donated to the Cinnamon Trust, a very unique charity that supports older people to look after their animal companions.