He Says, She Says, Research Says
Why do we do the things we do in animal behavior management, training and handling? Because that’s how “it’s always been done”? Or perhaps we choose our techniques based on experience, consensus and best practice? If so, are those techniques founded in scientifically validated procedures? In this seminar, Karolina takes a look at a few common assumptions and routines related to animals’ choice, control and communication in husbandry and veterinary care, and track down the state of current research findings. Will science corroborate or challenge our techniques?
Karolina Westlund helps pet owners and people working professionally with animals to get happier, reasonably well behaved animals that thrive in the care of humans. She teaches animal behaviour management through blog posts, the odd facebook live session or webinar, as well as more extensive online courses. She is an associate professor of Ethology at Stockholm University and sometimes publishes scientific articles related to enrichment, animal training, and wellbeing.