A working knowledge of applied animal behavior is highly advantageous for veterinary practitioners. Not only can simple training procedures make practice easier, quicker and more enjoyable but proactive behavior and training advice can substantially improve the quality of life for dogs, their owners and clinic personnel. New puppy owners must know how to raise and train a puppy. To facilitate new puppy owner education, the SIRIUS® Veterinary Behavior Program provides practitioners with free, handy, comprehensive educational materials to distribute to clients.
For more in-depth information, please check out our online course: Practical Behavior information for Veterinary Practitioners (RACE-approved).
- A Puppy's First Visit
- An Adult Dog’s First Visit
- Safe Socialization with People
- Errorless Housetraining
- Separation Anxiety vs. Separation Fun
- Lure/Reward Training
- Bite Inhibition
- Reactivity vs. Danger
- Subliminal Bite Triggers
- Neonatal Handling
- Environmental Enrichment Changes Neuroanatomy
Dr. Ian Dunbar
Expert dog trainer, veterinarian, and animal behaviorist
About the instructor
Dr. Ian Dunbar is one of the world's most respected experts on dog training and behavior. He received his veterinary degree and a Special Honors degree in Physiology & Biochemistry from the Royal Veterinary College (London University) plus a doctorate in animal behavior from the Psychology Department at UC Berkeley, where he researched the development of social hierarchies and aggression in domestic dogs.
He has authored numerous books and DVDs about puppy/dog behavior and training, including AFTER You Get Your Puppy, How To Teach A New Dog Old Tricks and the SIRIUS® Puppy Training video.
In 1982, Dr. Dunbar designed and taught the world's very first off-leash puppy socialization and training classes -- SIRIUS® Puppy Training. Subsequently, he created and developed the San Francisco SPCA's Animal Behavior Department, the American Kennel Club's Gazette "Behavior" column, which he wrote for seven years, and the K9 GAMES®, which were first held in San Francisco in 1993 and continue as annual events in Japan and France. He hosted the popular UK television series Dogs With Dunbar for five seasons and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including the Today Show (US) and Dash Village (Japan).