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Seven Oaks Hotel

2 Day Masterclass with Janis Bradley

Step into the captivating world of canine behaviour and the remarkable bond between dogs and humans in this immersive learning experience. Over two enlightening days, Janis Bradley will be your guide through a journey of discovery, sharing her wealth of knowledge and expertise.

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2 Day Masterclass with Janis Bradley
2 Day Masterclass with Janis Bradley

Time & Location

06 Jan 2024, 09:00 – 07 Jan 2024, 16:30

Seven Oaks Hotel, Athy Rd, Carlow, Ireland


About the Event

🐾 Unleash the Power of Canine Connections 🐾

Join us for a special 2-day seminar as Janis Bradley, visiting Europe for the first time from the US, presents "What's Next for Dogs and the People Who Love Them? Building on the Successes of the Last Quarter Century."

During this engaging event, Janis will cover a wide range of topics, including her groundbreaking research on dog bites, breed stereotypes, biases, and their impact on perceptions. Learn how this research has shaped research-based policies on dog control legislation in the US. Additionally, Janis will explore behavioral assessments of shelter dogs and the "behavioral incompatibilities" leading owners to surrender their pets. Discover how to empower dog owners to interpret and understand their furry companions accurately, fostering "social competence" in dogs to reduce aggressive behavior.

Excitingly, Janis will unveil the latest research on social learning in dogs. Throughout the weekend, you'll have opportunities to witness live demonstrations and engage in group activities.

Your ticket price covers refreshments and a light lunch and in the true spirit of our positive reinforcement ethos, expect some fun spot prizes too!

IAABC Members can earn 13.5 CEUs at this event. Don't miss this unique opportunity!

Peer-Reviewed Wisdom: Delve into the world of peer-reviewed publications as Janis unveils the latest research on canine behaviour. Learn from her firsthand experience crafting policy papers and articles, and discover the real science behind the headlines.

Shelter Dynamics: Janis will shed light on her recent groundbreaking studies, challenging conventional wisdom about behaviour evaluations for shelter dogs. Explore titles like "No better than flipping a coin: Reconsidering canine behavior evaluations in animal shelters" and "Saving Normal: A new look at behavioral incompatibilities and dog relinquishment to shelters."

Professional Guidance: Benefit from Janis's extensive experience as an educator and counselor. Discover how she transitioned from academia to a career dedicated to enhancing the human-canine connection and taught over 400 aspiring professional dog trainers at the pioneering San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers.

Access to Resources: As the Director of Communications and Publications at the National Canine Research Council, Janis maintains a research library that's a goldmine of information. Learn how this valuable resource can empower your work as a dog trainer, academic, or enthusiast.

Janis Bradley's masterclass promises to be an engaging blend of science, compassion, and practical insights, designed to enrich your understanding of the dog-human relationship. Whether you're a professional in the field or simply a passionate dog lover, this event in Carlow is an opportunity not to be missed.

📅 Mark your calendar, bring your questions, and prepare to deepen your appreciation for the extraordinary world of dogs. Together, let's unlock the true potential of canine connections. 🐶

Weekend Itinerary:

DAY 1:

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM: A Quarter Century of Listening to Our Dogs

  • Understanding the human-dog bond through ethology, behavioural genetics, and epidemiology.

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM: Tea/Coffee Break

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM: People Understanding Dogs

  • Embracing anthropomorphism to explain dog behaviour in human terms.
  • Enhancing perceptions of dog behaviour for trainers, shelter staff, and veterinary professionals.

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM: Lunch Break (with small group client consult roleplay and presentations)

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Small Group Client Consult Roleplay and Presentations

  • Effectively communicating complex dog behaviors to owners.

DAY 2:

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM: People and Dogs Working Together: Social Learning

  • Exploring the New Frontier in Dog Training: Social learning.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Social Learning Training Demonstration/Experiment

  • Practical demonstration of social learning principles.

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM: Tea/Coffee Break

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM: Incompatibilities Between People and Dogs

  • Investigating reasons behind dogs leaving their homes.

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM: Rehoming Case Study

  • Group analysis of shelter's perspective on a specific dog case.

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM: Serious Conflicts Between People and Dogs

  • Addressing injurious dog bites: Statistics and strategies for reduction.

2:45 PM - 4:30 PM: First Dates Between Dogs and People

  • Groundbreaking 2022 research on canine behavioural genetics.
  • Dispelling breed selection and breed stereotypes of companion dogs.

EVENT SPONSORS: Hemp Heros, Pet Business InsuranceBaumutt Harness


  • Janis Bradley (Lunch Included)

    From €150.00 to €225.00
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    • €225.00
      +€5.63 service fee
    • €150.00
      +€3.75 service fee



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