Past Lectures-Lecture Library
Over 40 incredible lectures recorded Live for you to view OnDemand. All have CEU’s available. Go HERE for the list of Lectures.
2012-2013 LIVE Schedule
Moderator – Monique Udell, Ph.D.
Live Lectures will be held on the first Wednesday (USUALLY…please check each lecture) of each month from 8:00-9:30 p.m. Eastern time
Upcoming 2014 Schedule:
March 5th (Noon EST-LIVE from Austria)
Noon – 1:30 PM EDT (Midnight GMT)
Wolves Dogs and Humans – the Old Triangle: Science and Training at the Wolf Science Center/Austria
Speaker: Kurt Kotrschal, PhD- Leader and Founder of the Wolf Science Center (Austria)
Why did wolves in their domesticated form turn into the closest animal buddy of man? Wolves and human are both hypercursorial hunters, adaptable to a wide range of environments and show a similar social orientation: both species cooperate over hunting, caring for offspring and in warfare against neighbours. At the Wolf Science Center (Austria) (www.wolfscience.at) researchers experimentally investigate and compare the cognitive abilities of wolves and dogs and their cooperative orientation among themselves and with humans.
A number of hypotheses imply that by domestication, dogs have become intrinsically better than wolves in interacting and cooperating with
humans (Frank 1980, Hare and Tomasello 2005, Hare et al. 2012, Gacsi et al. 2009). However, this may not be true. In this webinar, Dr. Kotrschal will give an introduction to the work and training philosophy at the WSC and provide a few examples of their scientific work.
April 9, 2014
8:00 – 9:30 PM EDT (Midnight GMT)
Training a Cat Isn’t Like Training a Dog! Or is it?
Speaker: Jacqueline Munera, CCBC, PCBC, CAP 2 - Cat Training and Behavior Expert (USA)
Many behavior professionals hold on to an assumption that, while cats can be trained, they are much more difficult than dogs. We will use photos and videos in this online presentation to cover some basic ethology and behavior of domestic cats, along with various solutions to typical challenges that may come up during training sessions. You will learn that training a cat is not exactly the same as training a dog, but neither is it completely different!
May 7, 2014
8:00-9:30- PM EDT (Midnight GMT)
Healthy Mind, Healthy Dog
Speaker: Niwako Ogata, PhD, ACVB- Clinical Dog Behavior (Purdue University, USA)
Common behavior problems seen in the veterinary behavior clinic oftentimes stem from anxiety. Canine anxiety and dog health are critical issues for dog owners, trainers, behavior consultants and the veterinary community.
June 4, 2014
8:00-9:30 PM EDT (Midnight GMT)
What Does the Nose Know?
Speaker: Julie Hecht, MS- Canine Olfaction/Smell (DogSpies & Barnard College, USA)
We all know dogs have an incredible sense of smell, but that’s just the beginning. The dog olfactory system has received considerable scrutiny in recent years, both the extent of dogs’ detection skills as well as the role of olfaction in everyday interactions. Scent-based sports and games are on the rise, and behavior-modification protocols now incorporate smell-based recommendations. Join Julie Hecht, MSc, for a tour of recent research into dog olfaction, including its role in detection work and everyday intra- and inter-specific interactions. New brain and behavior research help complete the picture of the dog’s olfactory system. There is much more to a dog’s wet nose than meets the eye.
July 9, 2014
8:00-9:30 PM EDT (Midnight GMT)
Speaker: Beth Duman, CPDT-KA, VSPDT
Please go to: The Library for a detailed list of available lectures, fees and important information regarding registration and access to this wonderful resource. Each lecture is recorded and is available for purchase as an OnDemand session. Lectures are added to the Library for purchase 60 days after the Live lecture has been completed. The on-demand purchase of each lecture may be accessed three times within a month of the purchase date. Participants will receive a link to the recorded lecture, the suggested readings list and the CEU credit. Participants will NOT receive any handouts or course materials nor will they be able to ask questions of the lecturer.