A Vet Nurse's role in canine behaviour management

In a jam packed half-day workshop on Saturday, 27th July 2019‚ leading Perth Veterinary Animal Behaviourist, Dr Nicole Lobry de Bruyn will join us on campus to unravel the best strategies for triaging dogs with common behavioural problems as well as how to run a successful and beneficial Puppy Pre-school class.

Dr Lobry de Bruyn has been in veterinary practice, helping dogs and cats, for 30 years. She is a Member of the ANZCVS in Veterinary Behaviour and pursues this passion through the teaching of Animal Behaviour (all species) to undergraduate vet students at Murdoch University, as well as running the private referral practice based at The Animal Hospital called Animal Sense. She is also a Member of the Australian Veterinary Association and the special interest group in Animal Behaviour.

About this workshop

Focused on canine behaviour and early intervention, Dr Lobry de Bruyn will cover two informative and must-see sessions including:-

Part 1 -  Triaging behaviour problems 

Veterinary Nurses are often the first port of call for pet owners dealing with common behavioural problems such as barking, jumping, mouthing and destruction. Prior to offering advice, it is imperative animal health professionals have a good understanding of the foundations of animal behaviour. 

In this session, Dr Lobry deBruyn will assist you in asking the right questions of pet owners at the right time, early identification of problem behaviours, how to conduct a basic assessment as well as when and where to refer behaviour cases.  Whilst this session is targeted at Veterinary Nurses, other support roles such as animal carers will benefit from the underlying theory for providing behavioural advice. 

Part 2 - How to run a successful and beneficial puppy pre-school class

With an ever increasing demand for puppy pre-school classes from dog owners and equally more pet related businesses and organisations offering classes, there are many exciting opportunities for skilled and knowledgeable teachers.

To assist you in your developing and refining your skills, Dr Lobry deBruyn will identify the key factors for facilitating successful classes including how to teach owners to develop a relationship built on trust with their dogs, how to observe dogs interacting in a classroom setting and identify abnormal behaviour, and how to respond to client concerns over abnormal behaviour so they can receive early intervention. 

Who is this Workshop ideal for?

CarolineThis workshop is an intense session ideal for animal healthcare professionals including veterinary nurses and animal carers. It provides the foundations of canine behaviour and is therefore useful for Veterinary Nursing and Animal Studies students as well as industry professionals. 

The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated 3 AVNAT CPD points/s to this continuing education activity.  

Workshop Details

Date: Saturday, 27th July 2019
Time: 9.00am - 12.00pm
Location:  AVT Bentley Campus - At our Bentley Campus, Enterprise Unit 2, Suite number 2, 11 Brodie-Hall Drive, BENTLEY, WA. View a Map and Directions here

Workshop Fees

  • Early bird registration fee of $80 is available until the 10th July 2019 for current and previous AVT students. Please contact us if you have not yet received the early bird registration code. 
  • Full registration fee of $95 for applies to all other attendees (animal healthcare professionals) with bookings open now. 

How to book

Dr Lobry de Bruyn's workshops are popular and registrations book fast.  Seats are limited so make your booking now by clicking on the ENROL button below. 

Key dates

Up until Wednesday, 10th July - early bird registrations open for currently enrolled AVT students. Full fee applies to non AVT students and animal healthcare professionals.
From Thursday, 11th July - full registration fee applies


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