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

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Behavior Seminar Registration

The registration fee includes handout materials, breaks, two lunches and one evening reception. Payment must be made at the time of registration to guarantee registration. Student rate applies to full-time professional students only. A $20 discount for online registration is also available.

On or before Friday, July 20, 2007

Individual Full Registration                         $250

Friday Only Registration                            $165

Saturday Only Registration                        $165

Full-Time Professional Student

Full Registration                                        $ 75

After Friday, July 20, 2007

Individual Full Registration                          $275

Friday Only Registration                             $190

Saturday Only Registration                         $190

Full-Time Professional Student

Full Registration                                        $100

(The above rates do not include the $20 discount for online registration.)

Seminar fees are payable by check or money order to the University of Illinois or by VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express and are due at the time of registration. Early registration is recommended.

Continuing Education

     Veterinarians:              Up to 12.5 CE hours can be obtained.

     Certified Veterinary

     Technicians:                Up to 12.5 CE hours can be obtained.

     Trainers:                      Up to 13 CEUs can be obtained through the Council for Pet Dog Trainers. 

     Behaviorists:               Up to 10 CEUs can be obtained through the International Association of Animal

                                            Behavior Consultants, Inc. 

Participants will receive continuing education verification at end of program.

Best Practices Roundtable Discussions

New this year! Learn what others are doing to address the challenges faced every day by professionals in the field of companion animal behavior and training. Each day following lunch attendees will have the opportunity to attend three different 20-minute discussions to learn valuable hands-on tricks of the trade. Attendees are encouraged to bring along their best practices to share with others.

Friday, August 3

1. Offering puppy classes:  What is most important for new puppy owners to learn?  What is most important for puppies to learn?

2. Introducing a new dog/puppy into a home with other dogs: What advice or services does your practice/school/shelter offer to owners regarding new pet introductions?

3. New cat issues: How does your practice/school/shelter instruct owners who report that their resident cat(s) are not accepting their new cat?

4. Adolescent pets: What are the behavioral needs of adolescent dog/cats? What recommendations does your practice/school/shelter provide to owners to ensure that these needs are met?

5. Training Aids: What training aids for dogs and for cats do you use most frequently and recommend most often in your practice/school/shelter?

Saturday, August 4

1. Canine aggression:  What evaluation/assessment tool does your practice/school/shelter use to screen adult dogs for problem aggression?

2. Feline aggression:  What is the most common type of problem aggression that cat owners report to your practice/school/shelter?

3. Behavioral pharmacotherapy (dogs):  When does your practice/school/shelter recommend that clients consider behavioral pharmacotherapy for their dog’s problem behavior?  What factors must be considered prior to this recommendation?

4. Behavioral pharmacotherapy (cats):  What problem behaviors in cats are most responsive to behavioral pharmacotherapy?  What factors must be considered prior to recommending drug therapy?

5. Euthanasia for problem behavior:  How does your practice/school/shelter counsel owners regarding euthanasia as a potential option for severe or intractable problem behavior?

Seminar Check-In

Seminar materials will be available on the day of the program in the front entrance of the Basic Sciences Building, 2001 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana, beginning at 7:30 a.m.


In an emergency, messages can be left for conference participants at 217 333 2907 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.


Seminar attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. Room blocks will be held until July 2, 2007. Reservations made on or before this date will receive the seminar rate. The rates listed are for single and double rooms.

Holiday Inn
1001West Killarney Street
Urbana, IL 61801
217 328 7900
$80 for single or double

Ramada Limited
902 West Killarney Street
Urbana, IL 618021
217 328 4400
$79.99 for single
$89.99 for double

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be given if written notification is received by July 2, 2007. Registrations are transferable. After July 2, refunds will be made less a cancellation charge of $50. We reserve the right to cancel programs and to change speakers if necessary. In the event of workshop cancellation, all registrants will receive a full refund.

Questions and Special Accommodations

Judy Sims
Office of Public Engagement
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of Veterinary Medicine
2001 S. Lincoln Ave.
Urbana, IL 61802
Ph 217 333 2907
F   217 333 4628