Bijscholing: The power of choice and predictability - how a pet’s freedom leads to more control
Predictability, control and choice are important buzzwords in today’s animal behaviour community – and for good reason, since they impact behaviour, stress and wellbeing in profound ways.
Animals may give implicit or explicit consent to the things we want to do to them, such as handling for veterinary interventions. The concept of Start Buttons grew out of modern animal trainers’ attempts to give animals a louder voice in those types of conversations.
In this seminar, Karolina will discuss the following:
- How control increases animal welfare
- The importance of choice
- Is predictability always a good thing?
- Start buttons – a type of explicit consent
About the speaker
Karolina Westlund helps pet guardians and people working professionally with animals to get happier, reasonably well-behaved animals that thrive in the care of humans.
She teaches animal behaviour management through blog posts, the odd free short online course, as well as more extensive online courses.
She is an associate professor of Ethology at Stockholm University and sometimes publishes scientific articles related to enrichment, animal training, and wellbeing.
Praktische info (english below)
Datum: 7 december 2022
Locatie: Waar jij bent (via zoom)
Ontvangst: om 19u
Einduur: voorzien om 22u
Deelnemen: Het is niet meer mogelijk in te schrijven voor dit webinar
Practical information (Nederlands hierboven)
Date: 7 december 2022
Location: Where you are (through zoom)
Register: Registration is closed