TCBTS 2022 Online Conference

23rd Oct 2022

Impulsivity and Frustration in Dogs: Understanding Principles and  Applying Them to Practice with Helen Zulch  Part 1: 23rd October 2022  10am – 2pm  Part 2: 6th November 2022 10am – 2pm  Tickets: (One ticket gets both parts)  Early bird rates end ...

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Impulsivity and Frustration in Dogs: Understanding Principles and 
Applying Them to Practice with Helen Zulch 


Part 1: 23rd October 2022  10am – 2pm 
Part 2: 6th November 2022 10am – 2pm 
Tickets: (One ticket gets both parts)  Early bird rates end 30th June 2022 
General Admission £85 / £75 Early bird 
ABTC members £75 / £65 Early bird 
TCBTS members £55 / £45 Early bird 
Recordings will be available for ticket holders to watch for one month after each part. 
Tickets via www.tcbts.co.uk/events 

Day 1 Summary: 
The day will start by considering the range of influences on behaviour and present an overview of the contextual, motivational, emotional approach to clinical behaviour. Different ways of assessing behaviour will then be covered before the development and use of psychometric scales for assessing affect, impulsivity and frustration is discussed.

Day 2 Summary: 
After a consideration of background theory pertaining to impulsivity and self control as well as frustration, the day will focus on what this means for the practice of clinical behaviour. We will consider how being impulsive or intolerant of frustration may impact on behaviours shown as well as treatment decisions. Finally, we will consider whether or not we can build self control and frustration tolerance in animals. 


About Helen Zulch 
Helen is a veterinarian, a Diplomat of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine and a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Recognised Specialist in Behavioural Medicine. She is currently the Head of Professional Development in Canine Behaviour at Dogs Trust where she has responsibility for staff education and professional development in dog behaviour and training. She is also a Visiting Fellow in the School of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln, UK and an Honorary Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham School of 
Veterinary Medicine and Science, UK. Helen worked in a range of areas of veterinary medicine before moving into companion animal behaviour in 1998. She has lectured on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in South Africa and in the UK and co-developed the University of Lincoln MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour, a programme that she led for a number of years. She has spent many years consulting for pet owners and engaging with research across a range of areas in animal behaviour, learning and cognition. She is a speaker at national and international events, has authored books and book chapters as well as scientific articles and was instrumental in developing the Life Skills for Puppies programme.