Overview: A dynamic 2-day seminar in which participants experience interactive classroom instruction on normal canine behavior, behavioral development, prevention of behavior problems, and behavior modification tools and techniques. This seminar fosters a collaborative relationship between various animal behavior disciplines (trainers, animal behavior specialists, and veterinary professionals) regarding dog behavior issues.
- Understand the importance and role of the Human Animal Bond.
- Recognize both normal and abnormal social, communicative, and developmental behavior.
- Understand the dog’s perspective and how it impacts behavior.
- Be familiar with learning theory terminology and concepts and their practical application.
- Understand the value of marker-based (clicker) training in behavior modification.
- Be familiar with the importance and application of prevention services vs. intervention.
- Identify the ABC’s of behaviors and use positive methods to manage, prevent, and address behavioral concerns.
- Understand the TEAM paradigm; veterinary professionals, qualified animal trainers, and pet owners working together.
- Distinguish between normal undesirable behavior and behavior disorders.
- To be familiar with appropriate application of behavior modification and training tools.
Presentation by: Kenneth M. Martin, DVM, DACVB and Debbie Martin, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, LVT, VTS (Behavior)
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Dr. Martin is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and a licensed practicing veterinarian in Texas. He completed a clinical behavioral medicine residency at Purdue University's Animal Behavior Clinic under the mentorship of Dr. Andrew Luescher PhD, DVM, DACVB in 2004 and graduated from Louisiana State University - School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.
Dr. Martin is the owner of Veterinary Behavior Consultations, LLC (www.veterinarybehavior.com) in Spicewood, TX and regularly consults with veterinarians and pet owners on behavior and training. Dr. Martin is an international lecturer on animal behavior disorders and training. He teaches a small animal behavior course for veterinary students at Louisiana State University-School of Veterinary Medicine.
Debbie is a licensed veterinary technician and Veterinary Technician Specialist in Behavior (VTS-Behavior). She has been a fulltime registered/licensed veterinary technician since 1996 and worked in private practice for over 14 years. Since 2005 Debbie has been the animal behavior technician for Veterinary Behavior Consultations, LLC.
Debbie is a faculty emeritus for the Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer Professional program and is on the Clicker Expo Faculty. She is an international lecturer regarding animal behavior and training.
Debbie and Dr. Martin are the co-owners of TEAM Education in Animal Behavior (www.TEAManimalbehavior.com).
They are both Fear Free Certified Professionals (www.fearfreepets.com). Dr. Martin is on the Fear Free Advisory panel and Debbie is honored to represent veterinary technicians on the Fear Free Executive Council. They are both consultants for Fear Free as subject matter experts.
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA), American Veterinarian, and Today’s Veterinary Technician. They have contributions to the texts Manual of Parrot Behavior, Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice –Behavior, Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline / Edition 6, Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion – Canine and Feline Behavior, and Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses. They co-authored Puppy Start Right: Foundation Training for the Companion Dog book and the acclaimed Karen Pryor Academy Puppy Start Right for Instructors Course and they both also co-authored the course Fear Free Foundations for Kittens and Puppies (with Mikkel Becker).