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Daniel Mills and Lynn Hewison - Puppy development

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  • Thursday 24th May

  • 10am to 5pm

  • Near Peterborough

  • Prices shown are inclusive of VAT

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Daniel Mills and Lynn Hewison - Puppy development

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Puppy development : the science and its practical application for better behaved companions

This seminar will be delivered by leading behaviour experts Daniel Mills and Lynn Hewison of the University of Lincoln. It will provide new insights into the emotional development of puppies, taking a critical look at traditional views and how they need to be re-evaluated to more efficiently manage puppy development both in the home and in class.

The seminar will elaborate on the highly acclaimed Life Skills for Puppies programme and text developed at the University of Lincoln to provide up-to-date information on both what animals need and how to effectively provide it. As always, with this leading scientific team, come prepared to have your own beliefs challenged and to discuss the implications of what you learn on the day.


Where and When?

Thursday 24th May 2018 - 9:30 registration for 10am start. 5pm finish

Thorney Village Hall, Bedford Hall, Tank Yard, Station Road, Thorney, Nr. Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE6 0QE

An optional sandwich buffet lunch is available at £7 per person, payable on the day. We need to book in advance so please let us know at least 2 weeks before the event.

Please Note: This is a lecture rather than a practical workshop so only assistance dogs will be allowed in the venue. Dogs may be left in vehicles if they are suitable for theweather conditions and they can be exercised on the small grassed area outside but it is essential that you clean up after them. We ask owners to attend to any dogs who are being noisy. Ticket prices cannot be refunded if you have to leave the seminar to attend to distressed dogs.  


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Please visit www.dog-and-bone.co.uk/accommodation for nearby accommodation suggestions. 


Daniel Mills

Daniel MillsProfessor Daniel Mills is a well-known international authority on companion animal behaviour, cognition and welfare. He is an RCVS, European and ASAB recognised specialist in clinical animal behaviour, who has been developing and exploring new interventions for behaviour problems at Lincoln for over 20 years. This includes physical aids such as the use of semiochemicals to control the emotional reaction of animals (pheromonatherapy) and the welfare impact of different training regimes. He has a strong research interest in the comparative psychology underpinning behaviour and behavioural interventions, with a particular interest in what makes an individual different and how this arises from their interaction with the environment. To this end, he has been exploring how we can more reliably assess the emotional state of an animal in real-world settings.

More recently, he has had opportunities to scientifically explore his interests in the potential value of our relationships with animals. His research in this area focuses on the benefits of companion animals using a multidisciplinary approach, for example through collaborations with biologists, health care professionals, psychologists, lawyers and economists.

Daniel also consults at the specialist behaviour referral clinic and teaches on both undergraduate programmes and the MSc in clinical animal behaviour offered at the University of Lincoln. 


Lynn Hewison

Lynn HewisonLynn Hewison MSc FHEA is a Teacher Practitioner in Clinical Animal Behaviour at the University of Lincoln, U.K. She consults on behaviour cases referred to the Animal Behaviour Clinic at the University of Lincoln and teaches on both post graduate and undergraduate courses, she is also Programme Leader for the MSc Clinical Animal Behaviour.

Lynn has a wealth of experience working with dogs with behaviour problems through consulting in the clinic and also through time spent with dogs in rescue. Her MSc thesis focussed on whether a test for impulsivity could be developed for use within rescue centres and she has also published research looking into the short-term effect visitor access policies have on the welfare of dogs in a rescue shelter. She has a strong interest in clinical animal behaviour, particularly in the development of treatment plans and problem prevention.

Alongside teaching and consulting in the clinic, Lynn is also the main tutor for the Life Skills for Puppies courses run at the University of Lincoln.



Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Can I bring my dog?
A. This is a seminar not a practical workshop. Only registered assistance dogs will be permitted inside the venue.  

Q. I have a specific question, can I contact you?
A. Yes, send an e-mail to info@dog-and-bone.co.uk or phone us on 01763 256917. Leave a message on the answerphone, if necessary, and someone will get back to you.

Q:  Are there discounts for groups, students or rescue organisations?
A. Discounts are available for Charity workers and volunteers, students and Naturally Happy Dogs members. Contact us for the code to use at the checkout. Charity worker/volunteer or student evidence will be required either in advance or on the door.

Q:  If I can’t come, can someone else come in my place?
A: Yes, that’s perfectly fine, we’d just need their name and contact details.

Q:  Will I receive a certificate of attendance?
A: Yes, all attendees receive a certificate of attendance which can be used as evidence of CPD.

Q: Will I receive a printed ticket?
A: No, but you will receive confirmation of your place via e-mail and further information nearer the time of the event.

Q:  Is lunch included?
A. Complementary tea, coffee and biscuits will be available. An optional sandwich buffet lunch is available at £7 per person, payable on the day. We need to book in advance so please let us know at least 2 weeks before the event. 

Q:  What is the refund policy?
A. For information about refunds and other terms, please visit our Terms and Conditions page

Q:  Will the event be recorded / will photos be taken?
A. Photos and videos are often taken by Dog & bone at their events, either for social media, advertising or for DVDs of the events. If you do not want to appear on any photos, please let us know at the beginning of each day. 

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