BSc(VetSci)Hons, BVM&S, VetMFHom, MRCVS
Sat 22nd February 2020
The Village Hall at Edington, Bridgwater, Somerset TA7 9HA
10 am - 4.00 pm
£68 including light lunch and refreshments
Topics to include: Raw feeding for dogs - Herbal veterinary medicine - Dietary links to behaviour-
Dr Nick Thompson (www.holisticvet.co.uk), vet, lecturer, UK raw food campaigner and pioneer is coming to share his up-to-the-minute thoughts on raw food feeding in 2020. As the president of the Raw Feeding Veterinary Society, he's well placed to bring us up to date with the very latest cutting edge ideas.
In his lectures, designed to inform and educate the beginner as much as the veteran raw feeder, Nick aims to engage with everyone to share his enthusiasm for canine health and well-being.
Nick will introduce the concept of raw, with a few new ideas thrown in. He will discuss the use of raw food to help treat various conditions, including skin, behavioural and gut issues. He’ll be happy to answer all and any questions you may have on raw feeding.
Lots to learn on how to avoid pharmaceuticals until they cannot be avoided. Something for everyone who owns a dog, young or old.
Nick always provides a thought-provoking and entertaining day. Come along to learn about raw feeding in more depth, find out more about this nutrition revolution, herbal medicine and how it can help with so many common conditions. Share with us, chat, learn and network with like-minded dog owners.
Animal Centred Education (ACE) is an integrated approach to animal education and management with some of the TTouch principles at its core. It also incorporates some of the techniques that were developed at Tilley Farm and those inspired by other professionals working in the world of animal education, wellbeing and welfare.
The main focus of this seminar will be on observations and Free Work and will include a combination of Power Point presentations and practical demonstrations with the attending dogs.
Free Work is a new addition to Sarah’s courses and has been inspired by a bright and enthusiastic young bull breed named Henry. It is a simple, structured method of educating and supporting dogs of all ages providing a safe and rewarding foundation on which further learning and handling can be built.
Many dogs struggle when in novel situations and many cannot tolerate contact (even from familiar people) when aroused, worried, or in new or exciting environments. Free Work has provided an invaluable stepping stone towards ground work exercises on a line or lead, and gentle TTouch bodywork for dogs that are sensitive to touch. Placement of treats on varying heights enables you to help the dog organise his own body more efficiently and work at a pace to suit him before progressing to hands-on therapeutic techniques.
Free Work is now being successfully used by shelter staff, trainers and behaviourists, TTouch Practitioners, groomers, therapists, and canine guardians to support the animals in their care. This seminar will provide you with safe and effective tools to pass on to your clients, and enhance your existing skills.