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KCAI Career Zone Lectures Announced For Crufts 2014

11 February 2014    15:00
 

The KCAI Career Zone, in partnership with Purina Pro Plan, has announced its lecture and seminar programme for Crufts 2014.

The lectures will take place throughout Crufts from 6th - 9th March 2014 and are open to canine professionals and all those interested in working with dogs. The lectures, delivered by industry experts, cover an extensive range of subjects that everybody who works with dogs or would like to can benefit from.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary commented: "The KCAI Career Zone in partnership with Purina Pro Plan is returning to Crufts this year and 2014 will see even more tailored lectures and informative seminars with subjects that will appeal to a wide variety of audiences across the canine services sector."

The full schedule is below:

Thursday 6th March

• 10.00-11.00am - Alison Clark - Veterinary Nurse, BVNA Congress Steward Co-Ordinator and Honorary member of the BVNA

Topic - Health & Safety - What you can learn from health & safety in a veterinary practice

• 11.00-12.00am - Angela White - KCAI Fellow (CDA ObA BehA GCDSA)

Topic - Training the Handler - A look at instructing, communication skills and your role as an instructor and advisor

• 12.00-13.00pm - Esther Rawlinson, BVMS MRCVS - Purina Pro Plan

Topic - Optimal nutrition for the canine athlete

• 13.00-14.00pm - Stephen Jenkinson MSc - Kennel Club Access Advisor

Topic - Commercial dog walkers - Adding value and reducing conflict

• 14.00-15.00pm -  Julia Robertson - Lead Practitioner, Galen Myotherapy

Topic - Assessing muscular stress points through posture

• 15.00-16.00pm - Mark Laker - Agility Team GB Manager

Topic - Developing agility instructing & coaching in a changing sport

• 16.00-17.00pm - Kim Lyddon MBA, Director - The Dog Business Academy

Topic - Develop a successful dog business plan

 

 Friday 7th March

• 10.00-11.00am - Angela White - KCAI Fellow (CDA ObA BehA GCDSA)

Topic - Clicker train your problems away

• 11.00-12.00am - Ross McCarthy & Associates from the Dog Safety Education Executive  

Topic - Aggression: why we are where we are - A perspective on dogs through the ages and development of changes in our dogs as a result of the environment they now find themselves in

• 12.00-13.00pm - Esther Rawlinson, BVMS MRCVS - Purina Pro Plan

Topic - Optimal nutrition for mobility

• 13.00-14.00pm Samantha Morgan, Veterinary Nurse - Cert Ed DipAVN(Medical) DipAVN(Surgical) RVN MBVNA

Topic - Canine first aid for everyone

• 14.00-15.00pm Nathalie Ingham - Trainer at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home 

Topic - Temperament testing

• 15.00-16.00pm Dr Jacqueline Boyd - Nottingham Trent University 

Topic - Fit for function? - A scientific approach to assessing the canine athlete

• 16.00-17.00pm Kim Lyddon MBA, Director -The Dog Business Academy

Topic - Use the power of social media

 

Saturday 8th March 

• 10.00-11.00am Marc Abraham BVM&S MRCVS

Topic - Common canine emergencies

• 11.00-12.00am Dr Jacqueline Boyd - Nottingham Trent University

Topic - 'Mind the gap' - The challenge of combining academia and application in canine science

• 12.00-13.00pm Esther Rawlinson, BVMS MRCVS 

Topic - Purina Pro Plan - Senior dogs: assessing cognitive function and the impact of nutrition

• 13.00-14.00pm Nathalie Ingham - Trainer at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

Topic - Temperament testing (part two)

• 14.00-15.00pm Kim Lyddon MBA, Director -The Dog Business Academy

Topic - How to attract more clients

• 15.00-16.00pm Professor Peter Neville - Centre of Applied Pet Ethology

Topic - Dogs are wolves, dogs are not wolves! The five critical changes needed to make dogs from wolves

• 16.00-17.00pm Jane Hanshaw KCAI (CDA, BehA) and Jeannette Watson

Topic - Dangerous dogs...are puppy parties to blame?

 

Sunday 9th March

• 10.00-11.00am Adrian Slater - Renowned Gundog trainer 

Topic - Teaching Gundogs - A perspective on setting up a gundog training class, looking into what is required when starting out

• 11.00-12.00am Helen Ballatyne - Veterinary Nurse and BVNA Council Member

Topic - Veterinary nursing - who is looking after your dog?

• 12.00-13.00pm Esther Rawlinson, BVMS MRCVS - Purina Pro Plan

Topic - Gastrointestinal function and the impact of nutrition

• 13.00-14.00pm Kate Reevell CCAB, MSc CABC, KCAI (CD) 

Topic - Early experience and the development of behaviour problems

• 14.00-15.00pm Kim Lyddon MBA, Director, The Dog Business Academy

Topic - The power of branding your dog business

• 15.00-16.00pm Keith Evans - Dog legislation officer, Association of Chief Police Officers

Topic - Dog legislation 

• 16.00-17.00pm Adrian Slater - Renowned Gundog trainer 

Topic - Teaching Gundogs -  A perspective on setting up a gundog training class, looking into what is required when starting out

 

Registration to attend the KCAI Career Zone is now open to all canine professionals.  To complete the booking form for the KCAI Career Zone in partnership with Purina Pro Plan, please visit www.crufts.org.uk/kcaicareerzone.

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