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Canine Science Symposium

2018

SAN FRANCISCO SPCA

April 14 - 15, 2018

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The SF SPCA's Canine Science Symposium is a valuable opportunity to hear from experts from around the country on the very latest in canine behavior and welfare science. 


Whether it's learning about clicker efficacy, olfaction, genetics, therapy dogs, or compassion fatigue, you'll find it all at the #CSS2018.

Dog nerds, unite!

If you geek out on learning about how dogs think, learn and communicate, this is the event for you!  Join behavior, training, rescue and welfare professionals from around the world for a weekend of education and inspiration.

San Francisco, CA

April 14-15, 2018

SF SPCA's Education & Training Center

243 Alabama Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

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Continuing Education 

Units:

  • Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) - 9.5 units CPDT-KA, 4.5 units CBCC-KA
  • International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) - 14 units
  • Pet Professional Guild (PPG) - 14 units
  • Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) - 14 units


Email us at dogtraining@sfspca.org


Call us at 

(415) 522-3509

Penn Vet Working Dog Center

World Class Speakers

Starting from Scratch: What We've Learned Developing Puppies into Detection Dogs

Arizona Canine Cognition Center

Oxytocin, Vassopressin, and Social Behavior in Dogs

Arizona State University Canine Science Collaboratory

Dogs Deserve Better

City University of New York

More Research Is Needed?

1. Evaluating the Effects of Temporary Fostering on Shelter Dog Welfare

2. Identifying Behavioral Indicators of Welfare 

University of Massachusetts Karlsson Lab

From Molecules to Behavior: A Study of the Domestication of Dogs

Arizona State University Canine Science Collaboratory

Examining the Efficacy of Clickers and Other Reinforcement Methods in Training Naïve Dogs to Perform New Tasks

Arizona State University Canine Science Collaboratory

1. Are You My Friend? Dogs as Social Generalists

2. DAID Training: Dogs as Active Partners in Animal-Assisted Interventions

Oregon State University Human-Animal Interaction Laboratory

1. A Better Way to Play: Taking a Constructional Approach to Playgroups

(w/ Dr. Steve Bialek)

2. Assessing Preference & Reinforcer Efficacy

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

1. Adoption and Enrichment Interventions at the Animal Shelter

2. The Art & Science of the Meet-and-Greet

Texas Tech University Human-Animal Interaction Lab

The San Francisco SPCA

Biology or Psychology? Guidelines to Improve Welfare of Shelter Animals with the Help of Pharmacology

The Concept of Moral Injury Applied to Animal Shelter Workers

Texas Tech University Human-Animal Interaction Lab

Canisius College

Making Euthanasia Decisions Based on Behavior in the Animal Shelter

1. The Nose Knows: Recent Research in K9 Scent Work

2. Repetitive Behaviors in Dogs: Recent Research on Causes and Treatments

Texas Tech University Canine Olfaction Research & Education Lab

Arizona Canine Cognition Center

Tell Me About Your Mother: How Early Maternal Investment Influences the Behavior & Success of Assistance Dogs

Agenda

Day 1 - Saturday, April 14

8:45 AM   Check-in, Coffee, Networking


9:30 AM   Welcome, Opening Plenary 


10:50 AM Session 1A : Shelter Adoption 

                   or

                  Session 1B : Behavior


12:35 PM Lunch (vegetarian)


1:35 PM   Session 2A : Training

                   or

                  Session 2B: Working Dogs


3:35 PM Day 1 Closing Plenary


4:35 PM  Speaker Panel


5:00 PM  Cocktail Hour

Day 2 - Sunday, April 15

8:45 AM   Check-in, Coffee, Networking


9:30 AM   Day 2 Opening Plenary 


10:50 AM Session 1A : Shelter Enrichment

                   or

                  Session 1B : Sociability


12:35 PM Lunch (vegetarian)


1:35 PM   Session 2A : Shelter Welfare 

                   or

                  Session 2B : Assessment


3:35 PM Closing Plenary


4:35 PM  Speaker Panel


5:00 PM  Close of Symposium

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