Why is animal welfare important to dogs? is a 90 minute webinar, live online on August 26, 2015 and then recorded for OnDemand purchase and viewing. Most of us recognize that “animal welfare” is important, but what does “welfare” mean to dogs in 2015? Mia Cobb covers the what, why and how of animal welfare science as it applies to modern dogs. Drawing on practical examples from companion, shelter, working dog and veterinary clinic contexts, participants will be updated with the latest science of dogs and animal welfare and learn how to apply this knowledge to improve the lives of the dogs around us.
Learning outcomes: Understand what is meant by the term “animal welfare”, it’s history and development as a field of scientific research; Understand why animal welfare is important to modern companion, working and shelter dogs; Learn what influences canine welfare, including environmental, social and human factors; Be updated on the latest research of welfare in dogs, including how it is measured; and, Know how to apply this knowledge in real world situations (e.g. home, shelter, boarding/working dog kennel, vet clinic) to improve the welfare of dogs.
A question and answer session will follow moderated by Dr. Monique Udell.