Conferences and Webinars

Welcome the APBC’s Conference and Webinar page! See below for upcoming events.

If you are a member of the APBC and wish to view upcoming member-only events click here. You will need to log in for this link to work.

Food policy at events

Please note that it is the APBC’s policy to ensure that food provided at APBC events encourages welfare orientated farming methods. Wherever possible we aim to ensure:

  • Free range eggs are used
  • Meat is free range or as a minimum meets the Five Freedoms Welfare Code. If free range meat cannot be provided then all catering will be vegetarian.
  • Produce is locally sourced where possible.

Webinar requirements
If you are unsure whether your computer or broadband speed is suitable to view a webinar, you may like to run the following test. Please note you do not need to have a webcam or microphone enable, you just need to be able to see and hear the presentation:

You can test your connection before your session starts by joining a test session to check that your computer has everything required.

Join the test session as follows:

  1. To test your connection, join the test session via https://www3.gotomeeting.com/join/406552062.
  2. If you're on a desktop, you may need to download the Citrix Online Launcher file for Windows or Mac to launch GoToWebinar.
  3. If you see a "Successfully Connected" message on the "Waiting for Organizer" dialog, you've successfully joined the test session. You should be able to join GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar and GoToTraining sessions from this computer. Close the "Waiting for Organizer" dialog to exit the test session.

Upcoming Events

  • Constructing a training plan using operant conditioning

    28/09/2018-28/09/2018

    Venue: On your computer, anywhere. 8pm to 9.30pm. Event type

    In this series of three practical webinars Sara is going to take us through the key things she has learnt from Jean Donaldson and The Academy for Dog Trainers on constructing training plans. Struggle to know where to start, or when or how to progress? How does a plan employing operant conditioning differ from one employing classical conditioning? Which should you use? This first webinar will explain how to put together a training plan that employs operant conditioning and how to progress and refine the plan along the way. Mostly Sara will be talking about dogs but the information will be equally relevant to other species and to those running classes. The three webinars will work very well together but can also function separately as they are self-contained.
     
    Sara is a registered veterinary surgeon who spent nine years in full time small animal practice before switching to pet behaviour and training where she has worked for the last 16 years. In addition to her degree in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, she is an honours graduate of Jean Donaldson’s Academy for Dog Trainers, and has a City & Guilds qualification in teaching adult learners. She is a full member of the APBC, and an ABTC registered veterinary behaviourist and clinical animal behaviourist. She is a committed reward based trainer with a keen interest in both the welfare of the pet and the comfort of the client. 
    Presented by Sara Davies Price: APBC members £10 Non-members £35 PLEASE NOTE YOUR AUTOMATED BOOKING CONFIRMATION WILL INCLUDE THE LOG IN YOU NEED TO VIEW THE WEBINAR. THIS WEBINAR WILL BE RECORDED AND SENT TO ALL REGISTRANTS TO VIEW FOR 30 DAYS AFTER THE LIVE BROADCAST. IT WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR APBC MEMBERS TO PURCHASE ON THE MEMBERS WEBSITE FOR VIEWING 30 DAYS AFTER THE BROADCAST. Please note: APBC and SPEAKERS CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY TECHNICAL FAILING IN THE RESULTING RECORDING. Purchases of live broadcast or recording are not refundable.
     

    Privacy Policy: The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) is collecting your data in order to fulfil your conference and/or webinar booking from the APBC’s appointed online ticket agent, Eventbrite. By providing your personal data (name, email address and postal address) you are giving consent to the APBC to fulfil your conference or webinar booking made via the online booking agent, Eventbrite. The APBC will use your email address to enable delivery of your order and to correspond with you regarding your conference or webinar booking. The APBC will not share your personal details with a third party or use your personal details for any reason other than to fulfil your order. Your personal data will be held on a secure computer, cloud and webserver, and destroyed within 31 days of webinar broadcast or other event taking place.

     

     
     
     

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  • Constructing a training plan using classical conditioning

    19/10/2018-19/10/2018

    Venue: On your computer, anywhere. 8pm to 9.30pm.

    In this series of three practical webinars Sara is taking us through the key things she has learnt from Jean Donaldson and The Academy for Dog Trainers on constructing training plans. Struggle to know where to start, or when or how to progress? How does a plan employing classical conditioning differ from one employing operant conditioning? Which should I use? This second webinar will explain how to put together a training plan that employs classical conditioning and how to progress and refine the plan along the way. Mostly she will be talking about dogs but the information will be equally relevant to other species and to those running classes. The three webinars will work very well together but can also function separately as they are self-contained.
     

    Sara is a registered veterinary surgeon who spent nine years in full time small animal practice before switching to pet behaviour and training where she has worked for the last 16 years. In addition to her degree in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, she is an honours graduate of Jean Donaldson’s Academy for Dog Trainers, and has a City & Guilds qualification in teaching adult learners. She is a full member of the APBC, and an ABTC registered veterinary behaviourist and clinical animal behaviourist. She is a committed reward based trainer with a keen interest in both the welfare of the pet and the comfort of the client.
    Presented by Sara Davies Price: APBC members £10 Non-members £35 PLEASE NOTE YOUR AUTOMATED BOOKING CONFIRMATION WILL INCLUDE THE LOG IN YOU NEED TO VIEW THE WEBINAR. THIS WEBINAR WILL BE RECORDED AND SENT TO ALL REGISTRANTS TO VIEW FOR 30 DAYS AFTER THE LIVE BROADCAST. IT WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR APBC MEMBERS TO PURCHASE ON THE MEMBERS WEBSITE FOR VIEWING 30 DAYS AFTER THE BROADCAST. Please note: APBC and SPEAKERS CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY TECHNICAL FAILING IN THE RESULTING RECORDING. Purchases of live broadcast or recording are not refundable.
     

    Privacy Policy: The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) is collecting your data in order to fulfil your conference and/or webinar booking from the APBC’s appointed online ticket agent, Eventbrite. By providing your personal data (name, email address and postal address) you are giving consent to the APBC to fulfil your conference or webinar booking made via the online booking agent, Eventbrite. The APBC will use your email address to enable delivery of your order and to correspond with you regarding your conference or webinar booking. The APBC will not share your personal details with a third party or use your personal details for any reason other than to fulfil your order. Your personal data will be held on a secure computer, cloud and webserver, and destroyed within 31 days of webinar broadcast or other event taking place.

     

     
     

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  • Impulsivity in the dog.-assessment and clinical applications

    23/10/2018-23/10/2018

    Venue: On your computer, anywhere. 8pm to 9.30pm.

    Presented by Daniel Mills Price: APBC members £10 Non-members £35 PLEASE NOTE YOUR AUTOMATED BOOKING CONFIRMATION WILL INCLUDE THE LOG IN YOU NEED TO VIEW THE WEBINAR. THIS WEBINAR WILL BE RECORDED AND SENT TO ALL REGISTRANTS TO VIEW FOR 30 DAYS AFTER THE LIVE BROADCAST. IT WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR APBC MEMBERS TO PURCHASE ON THE MEMBERS WEBSITE FOR VIEWING 30 DAYS AFTER THE BROADCAST. Please note: APBC and SPEAKERS CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY TECHNICAL FAILING IN THE RESULTING RECORDING. Purchases of live broadcast or recording are not refundable.
     

    Privacy Policy: The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) is collecting your data in order to fulfil your conference and/or webinar booking from the APBC’s appointed online ticket agent, Eventbrite. By providing your personal data (name, email address and postal address) you are giving consent to the APBC to fulfil your conference or webinar booking made via the online booking agent, Eventbrite. The APBC will use your email address to enable delivery of your order and to correspond with you regarding your conference or webinar booking. The APBC will not share your personal details with a third party or use your personal details for any reason other than to fulfil your order. Your personal data will be held on a secure computer, cloud and webserver, and destroyed within 31 days of webinar broadcast or other event taking place.
     

     

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  • Separation Related Problems

    20/11/2018-20/11/2018

    Venue: On your computer, anywhere. 8pm to 9.30pm.

    Presented by Rachel Casey
    Price: APBC members £10 Non-members £35.
    The webinar will start with aspects of the prevalence, epidemiology and development of separation related behaviour in dogs, and progress to discussion around the importance of preventing the development of this type of behaviour and the different options for treatment of clinical cases. 
    Rachel Casey is a veterinary behaviourist whose current role at Dog’s Trust is that of Director of Canine Behaviour and Research.
    She is a European Specialist in Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law and an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Behavioural Medicine. Rachel has particular research interests in the assessment of canine welfare, identifying early life risk factors for both undesired behaviours and medical conditions in dogs, and methods for encouraging human behaviour change to achieve animal welfare outcomes. 
    PLEASE NOTE YOUR AUTOMATED BOOKING CONFIRMATION WILL INCLUDE THE LOG IN YOU NEED TO VIEW THE WEBINAR. THIS WEBINAR WILL BE RECORDED AND SENT TO ALL REGISTRANTS TO VIEW FOR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE LIVE BROADCAST. IT WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR APBC MEMBERS TO PURCHASE ON THE MEMBERS WEBSITE FOR VIEWING THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE BROADCAST. Please note: APBC and SPEAKERS CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY TECHNICAL FAILING IN THE RESULTING RECORDING. Purchases of live broadcast or recording are not refundable.

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  • Medical Conditions Influencing Behaviour

    06/12/2018-06/12/2018

    Venue: On your computer, anywhere. 8pm to 9.30pm.

    Presented by Helen Zulch

    Price: APBC members £10 Non-members £30 (£35 from April2018)
    PLEASE NOTE YOUR AUTOMATED BOOKING CONFIRMATION WILL INCLUDE THE LOG IN YOU NEED TO VIEW THE WEBINAR.

    THIS WEBINAR WILL BE RECORDED AND SENT TO ALL REGISTRANTS TO VIEW FOR SEVEN DAYS AFTER THE LIVE BROADCAST. IT WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR APBC MEMBERS TO PURCHASE ON THE MEMBERS WEBSITE FOR VIEWING THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE BROADCAST.
    Please note: APBC and SPEAKERS CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY TECHNICAL FAILING IN THE RESULTING RECORDING. Purchases of live broadcast or recording are not refundable.

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  • What to do when your training plan isn't working

    03/01/2019-03/01/2019

    Venue: On your computer, anywhere. 8pm to 9.30pm.

    Presented by Sara Davies

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