Veterinary professionals get chance to hear world-renowned biologist at Applied Behaviour Conference

Association of Applied Pet Behaviourist and Trainers

Veterinary professionals seeking to build on their behaviour knowledge won’t want to miss the opportunity to hear from Professor of Biology and world-renowned dog expert, Dr Ray Coppinger on the origins and behavioural drivers of our favourite pet. Vets and nurses commonly find themselves fielding questions from confused owners on how they should train their dog, or deal with a behavioural problem, set against a background of the wolf-pack and alpha dog debate that continues to roll on in training circles.

Professor Coppinger is the author of many books on the evolution of the domestic dog including “Dogs: A New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior and Evolution”. He will be the guest speaker at the Annual COAPE Association of Applied Pet Behaviourists and Trainers (CAPBT) Conference to take place on the 20th June in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. The agenda includes 7 hours of top behavioural CPD, including talks on ‘What, if anything, is a dog?’ and ‘What makes a dog tick?’. Vet and Senior Veterinary Advisor at CEVA Animal Health, Dr Sarah Endersby, will also speak and delegates will be able to pose questions to the panel on behavioural conundrums for expert advice.

The conference is open to everyone, including non-members. CAPBT is offering veterinary professionals a special registration rate of just £75 for the day. More details are available on and those wishing to register should click on the ‘veterinary professionals offer’ to get through to the booking page and the special rate. Woodland Grange Hotel, the venue for the conference is also offering a special bed, breakfast and dinner rate of just £92.40 for all attendees.

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