CEU Event: DEEP DIVE: A neurobiological discussion of dog-directed aggression - Remy’s Story

When: 06/26/2021 9:00am to 06/26/2021 5:00pm
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 3.00 CBCC-KSA Knowledge: 4.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00 CBCC-KSA Skills: 0.00

* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.


Canine aggression is a term that encompasses a range of behavioral and neurobiological processes. In this seminar we will discuss the categorization and underpinning clinical neurobiology of this term, as well as some of the pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods relevant to it’s treatment. A clinical overview of canine aggression will be given, before examining the case of an adult, male, Pit Bull displaying aggressive behavior to other dogs while he is on leash. Neuroscientist Dr. Kathy Murphy, Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist Dr. E'Lise Christensen, and Certified Dog Behavior Consultant Bobbie Bhambree work together through the different aspects of case workup and case management. The pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions chosen are discussed in relation to the neurobiology of aggression, and successes and failures of the behavior training plan. We will discuss the diagnoses of conflict related behavior and inter-dog aggression, as well as how these may be related to a history of inadequate socialization and malnutrition. Understanding how neurobiology is impacted by both pharmacological intervention and behavior modification techniques, provides a comprehensive deep dive into this multidisciplinary approach to case management. Specifically we will discuss what’s known about the link between the gut microbiome and canine aggression, as well as the neurobiology of anticipation and prediction; their relationship to learning and wellbeing, and how these mechanisms relate to some of the behavioral modification methods, such as Pattern Games, used to treat this case. Understanding these mechanisms and methods enables us to create evidence based clinical care plans and unify care across disciplines to best support the patient. This one-day virtual seminar will include live online lectures, video footage taken throughout Remy’s treatment, and live discussion / Q&A sessions. This seminar will be recorded and available to participants after the date of the live seminar, so even if you cannot attend the live seminar, you can still access it later. The seminar is suitable for veterinary professionals, animal trainers, animal behaviorists and anyone with an interest in the neuroscience of training and behavior.

Sponsor:Behavior Vets & Barking Brains
Speaker(s):Dr. Kathy Murphy DVM, PhD; Dr. E’Lise Christensen DVM; Bobbie Bhambree CPDT-KA, CDBC

Contact: Bobbie Bhambree
 Email: info@behaviorvets.com
 Phone: 646-245-0336
 Web: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deep-dive-a-neurobiological-discussion-of-dog-directed-aggression-ticke