2nd Annual Behavior Seminar, Office of Public Engagement, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Behavior Seminar Schedule

Friday, August 3 - New Pets and Issues With Multiple Pet Homes

 8:45 a.m.  Welcome and Introductions 

                    By Dr. Allan Paul

  9:00a.m.  Introducing New Animals Into a Home; New Pet Issues

                    Presented by Trish King

10:45 a.m.   Break

11:15 a.m.  Helping Owners Cope With Puppy, Kitten and Adolescent Behavior Problems 

                    Presented by Wayne Hunthausen

12:30 p.m.   Lunch (provided), followed by Round Table "Best Practices" Sessions

2:00 p.m.  Managing Dogs and Preventing Problems in Multiple-Dog Households

                    Presented by Patricia McConnell

3:45 p.m.  Break 

                    Sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States

4:15 p.m.  Feline Ethology and How it Relates to Multiple-Cat Homes

                    Presented by Patricia McConnell

5:30 p.m. Wine and Cheese Reception

Saturday, August 4- Reactive Pets:  Canine/Feline Aggression

 8:30 a.m. Behavioral Assessment for Aggression in Dogs and Cats

                    Presented by Wayne Hunthausen

10:15 a.m.  Break


10:45 a.m.  How Emotions Affect Relationships Between People and Pets:  Relevance to Aggression

                     Presented by Patricia McConnell

11:45 a.m.  Lunch (provided), followed by Round table "Best Practices" Sessions

  1:30 p.m.  Preventing and Treating "Leash" Frustration and Aggression in Dogs

                    Presented by Trish King

  2:30 p.m.  Break

  3:00 p.m. Taming the Ferocious Feline

                    Presented by Wayne Hunthausen

  4:00 p.m. Inter-Dog Aggression in Multiple-Dog Homes

                    Presented by Trish King


  5:00 p.m. Panel Discussion and Questions

                    Wayne Hunthausen, Trish King, and Patricia McConnell