Program

Introducing our #ABSS19 Speakers! You won’t want to miss this line-up.

Evening Reception

Time

Session

Location

6:00 – 7:30 PM

Pre-Registration, Exhibit Hall Opening, Meet the Speakers

BALLROOM

7:30 – 7:50 PM

Welcome from BC SPCA CEO, Craig Daniell

BALLROOM

7:50 – 9:00 PM

Networking & Refreshments

BALLROOM

Conference Day 1

Time

Session

Location

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Registration, Breakfast, Networking

FOYER

9:00 – 10:30 AM

Jean Donaldson: Moving Towards Standards of Care in Pet Dog Training

BALLROOM

10:30 – 11:00 AM

Refreshments/Break (Snacks, coffee, tea, juice)

FOYER

11:00 – 12:00 PM

Debbie Martin: Working Together to Protect Animal Welfare

FOYER

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Lunch

FOYER

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Dr. Karen van Haaften, Mandi Idle & AK Trainer: Rodent Training Workshop
40 SPOTS

Dr. Chris Pachel: Do You See What I See? Medical Issues that present as “Bad Behaviour”

Debbie Martin: Training Services & Vet Clinics: Services Trainers can offer in a Veterinary Hospital

BALLROOM

2:00 – 2:15 PM

Break (Coffee, Tea)

FOYER

2:15 – 3:30 PM

CONTD.
Dr. Karen van Haaften, Mandi Idle & AK Trainer: Rodent Training Workshop
40 SPOTS

Debbie Martin: 10 Veterinary Hospital Changes that will Make your Patients want to Come Back!

Sarah Pennington: Training Tips for Reactive Dogs

BALLROOM

3:30 – 4:00 PM

Refreshments/Break (Snacks, coffee, tea, juice)

FOYER

4:00 – 5:30 PM

Chris Pachel: Desensitization & Counter-Conditioning: Details Make the Difference

Kim Monteith: Behaviour & Outreach: Caring for Vulnerable Populations with 2 and 4 Legs

BALLROOM

Conference Day 2

Time

Session

Location

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Registration, Breakfast, Networking

FOYER

9:00 – 10:30 AM

Chris Pachel: “More than Good Recommendations: Communication Tips for Successful Behaviour Plans” Part 1

Karen van Haaften: Emotional Motivations for Aggressive Behaviour in Dogs

Debbie Martin: Body Language OR Management for Aggressive Dogs

BALLROOM

10:30 – 11:00 AM

Refreshments/Break (Snacks, coffee, tea, juice)

FOYER

11:00 – 12:00 PM

Chris Pachel: “More than Good Recommendations: Communication Tips for Successful Behaviour Plans” Part 2

Claudia Richter: How I Treat Fear Aggression

FOYER

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Lunch

FOYER

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Debbie Martin: Workshop – Working with Reactive Dogs
40 SPACES AVAILABLE

Claudia Richter: Feline Aggression

Lisbeth Plant: Aggressive Dog Behaviour Case Studies

BALLROOM

2:00 – 2:15 PM

Break (Coffee, tea)

FOYER

2:15 – 3:30 PM

CONTD.
Debbie Martin: Workshop – Working with Reactive Dogs
40 SPACES AVAILABLE

Karen van Haaften: Feline Inappropriate Elimination

Zazie Todd: What Dog Trainers Need to Know about Cat Behaviour

BALLROOM

3:30– 4:00PM

Refreshments/Break (Snacks, coffee, tea, juice)

BALLROOM

4:00 – 5:00PM

Speaker Panel Session

BALLROOM

Learning Lab: Humane Handling & Co-operative Veterinary Care

Time

Session

Location

9:00AM – 4:30PM

Dr. Karen van Haaften, Kim Monteith, Dr. Claudia Richter, Debbie Martin, Renee Erdman, Mandi Idle

40 ATTENDEES ONLY

Audience: vets, techs, vet assistants, trainers interested in veterinary training

Abstract: Whether you need to learn the basics or you want to polish off your impressive humane handling skills, this workshop will have something for everyone! Experts in the field will provide instruction and 1-on-1 coaching with live dogs and cats.

Topics Covered:

– Pre-visit preparation
– Environmental management
– How to use body language and behaviour to stay safe & protectyour patient
– Basic restraint & towel techniques for dogs & cats
– Troubleshooting & common mistakes
– Chemical restraint
– Training for co-operative veterinary care

BALLROOM