World’s leading experts gather for third National Dog Bite Prevention conference

Many of the world’s top canine behaviour experts will gather at the University of Lincoln for the third National Dog Bite Prevention & Behaviour Conference, hosted by renowned TV dog behaviour expert, Victoria Stilwell.

The conference is an annual event dedicated to finding practical and workable solutions to canine behaviour issues, and it will take place on 11-12 June 2016 as part of National Dog Bite Prevention Week. The prestigious annual conference and awareness week were both launched by Victoria Stilwell to highlight the need for education and awareness with regard to the largely preventable problem of people being bitten by dogs.

The two-day conference will again be held on the University of Lincoln’s Brayford Pool campus, where leading canine behaviour experts, specialists and educators will come together to examine new academic research and pertinent topics such as dog aggression, reducing the risk of dogs biting, safe conduct for working dogs and how we can harness the power of social media to positively change the lives of dog owners and their pets.

Victoria Stilwell

Victoria, who is the creator of the Channel 4 TV programme It’s Me or the Dog and founder of the Victoria Stilwell Academy, will appear alongside Professor Daniel Mills, Professor of Veterinary Behavioural Medicine in the University of Lincoln’s School of Life Sciences.

Professor Mills will deliver the first presentation of the conference – Demystifying Dominance. His talk will explore the many misunderstandings and misuses of the term ‘dominance’ in relation to dog social behaviour, revealing when it is an appropriate term to use, and discuss the different implications of its use.

The conference will also feature dynamic presentations from other international dog behaviour and canine cognition experts such as Ádám Miklósi, Director of the Family Dog Research Project at Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary, renowned dog trainers Kamal Fernandez and Chirag Patel, T-touch practitioner and dog behaviour expert Sarah Fisher and Jo Pay, celebrated dog trainer and VSPDT European Coordinator.

The National Dog Bite Prevention and Behaviour Conference is open to everyone including dog lovers, dog trainers, groomers, pet sitters and dog walkers, animal shelter workers and other animal care professionals, as well as dog wardens, law enforcement, educators, veterinarians and legal and medical professionals.

For more information and to register your attendance, visit: www.positively.com/dbc