Dogs That Bite and Fight, David Ryan

Aimed at those thinking of buying a puppy or adopting a rescue dog, those who have dog that has started biting or fighting, or those just wanting to further their knowledge of dog behaviour and training.

The problem of dogs biting people and fighting other dogs is getting worse. Every year the NHS dog bite figures increase, court cases for dangerous dogs are at an all-time high, the government is still failing to tackle the issue of ‘status dogs’, postal and other delivery workers and assistance dog users are demanding protection, and behaviourists’ case-loads are full of biters and fighters.

Whatever happened to man’s best friend?

A presentation on why pet dogs become biters and fighters, how to prevent it and how to change the behaviour, including training methods that owners can use with their own pets.

There is no need for man’s best friend to also be our worst enemy.

This workshop complements David’s book, Dogs that Bite and Fight: A Guide for Owners and Trainers.

Date: 19 May 2017 (Friday)

Location: Woking, Surrey

Tickets can be purchased via Enjoy Your Dog.

David Ryan was a police dog handler and Home Office accredited instructor for 26 years, helping to lead the revolution in professional dog training out of the ‘push, pull and shout’ methods. He was the first police dog instructor to be awarded Southampton University’s postgraduate diploma in companion animal behaviour counselling and also the first to be accepted as a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors, serving as Chair from 2009 to 2012. He is certificated as a Clinical Animal Behaviourist by the independent Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour and has a unique blend of practical experience and theoretical knowledge of canine behaviour.

Now retired from the police service, he helps local charities with their more problematic dogs. He has presented educational study days for the Companion Animal Behaviour Therapy Study Group and the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors and has lectured at the Wood Green Animal Shelter, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and to BSc animal behaviour students at Myerscough College and Bishop Burton College. He is currently a visiting lecturer on Newcastle University’s MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare.

David appears as a legal expert witness in canine behaviour in civil and criminal cases and has been an independently verified member of the Register of Expert Witnesses since 2008. He is regularly instructed in cases involving alleged pit bull terriers, dogs alleged to have been dangerously out of control, cases of negligence and those involving the 1971 Animals Act, and cases where interpretation of police dogs and their handling are required.

David has written and published four books and contributed to a fifth: Guide & Control Your Pet Dog’s Behaviour, Dogs that Bite and Fight, Dog Secrets, “Stop!” How to Control Predatory Chasing in Dogs and Chapter 2, Our relationship with dogs in David Appleby’s The APBC Book of Companion Animal Behaviour.

David’s website: Dog Secrets

Time

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location

Dianthus Building, Wishbone Way, Goldsworth Park, Woking, Surrey, GU21 3RT

The venue is situated by Goldsworth Park Lake, four miles from Woking Station. There is ample free public parking in a few minutes walking distance.

Please keep in mind that dogs cannot be brought to this event.

What to bring

You may want to bring packed lunch, although there are shops in walking distance, including Waitrose Goldsworth Park.

Complementary tea and coffee will be available at the venue.

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