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
World-renowned 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 grew up on a farm, training cows, chickens and yes, dogs. He received his veterinary degree from the Royal Veterinary College at London University and his doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley.
In 1982, he 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, he started the American Kennel Club's Gazette "Behavior" column, which he wrote for seven years, and he designed and organized the K9 GAMES®.
In 1993, he founded the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. With over 5000 members in 48 countries, the APDT has grown to be the world's largest association of dog trainers.
He has authored numerous books and videos, including five seasons of Dogs with Dunbar, a popular television program in the UK.
He has given over one thousand seminars and workshops around the world and has been instrumental in the rise of reward-based, fun and games, scientifically sound dog training methods.