Webinar Series Fear and Anxiety in Canines

A survey of over 30,000 pet owners – the PDSA PAWS report  – found that 80% of dogs show signs of anxiety or fearfulness. There’s a significant opportunity for vets and vet nurses to improve the lives of these dogs.

Our webinar series features three expert speakers, Lintbells Veterinary Director James Howie, Helena Tallack a pre-certified clinical animal behaviourist and Veterinary Nurse Siobhan Griffin, who will address the steps veterinary teams can take to help resolve canine behaviour problems.

  • Understand what’s happening when a dog is feeling stressed or anxious
  • Identify the signs of fear and anxiety in canines that signal how dogs are feeling on a day to day basis
  • Master the multi-modal approach to helping stressed or anxious dogs in practice

Each of the webinars will deliver 1 hour of CPD. Certificates for all attendees will be supplied.


Title: Is your client’s dog anxious or fearful? A closer look at stress, fear and anxiety in canines

Date: 13th October 2016

Time: 12 – 1pm

Our speaker is James Howie BVetMed MRCVS who qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London and worked in mixed and small animal practice before becoming Veterinary Director at Lintbells. As well as providing technical support for Lintbells, James also works on developing programmes to support veterinary practices.

In the first hour long webinar in the series, James looks at why dogs feel fearful, and how these behaviors develop. He will also cover the common triggers and how fear is manifested.

This webinar delivers 1 hour of CPD.

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Title: Understanding the body language of fear and anxiety in canines

Date: 19th October 2016

Time: 12 – 1pm

Our speaker is Helena Tallack of the University of Bristol. She has an MSc in Animal Behaviour from the University of Exeter, awarded with distinction and is currently researching for her PhD in clinical dog behaviour. Helena worked for two years as a research technician in the Animal Welfare and Behaviour department at the University of Bristol, focusing on canine behaviour and welfare. Helena is passionate about the interaction between dogs and people, and is a pre-certified clinical animal behaviourist working towards gaining full certification.

In the second webinar in the series Helena explains the origins of canine fear and anxiety. How can you tell if a client’s dog is happy or stressed? Learn to notice the small signs and expressions that tell us how dogs are feeling and likely to react. Helena will also go on to discuss the importance of early and ongoing positive interactions, especially in practice situations. She will focus on the application of habituation/socialisation routines and techniques such desensitisation/counterconditioning that can be used successfully to reduce fear of veterinary visits.

This webinar provides 1 hour of CPD

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Title: A multi-modal approach to helping a stressed or anxious dog in practice

Date: 27 October 2016

Time: 12 – 1pm

Our speaker is Siobhan Griffin, RVN who has worked in general and referral practice for over 10 years, including working as head nurse, after specialising in medicine and endoscopy at the RVC. She has a special interest in canine and feline behaviour and joined Lintbells in 2015.

In the final webinar of the series Siobhan takes a look at the practical steps veterinary teams can take to support clients with fearful dogs. Siobhan will also discuss the importance of the ‘multimodal approach’ to treating stress and anxiety and the role of supplements.

This webinar provides 1 hour of CPD

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Technical requirements for the Webinar

These webinars are online and to attend you will need a computer connected to the Internet.

We recommend a minimum broadband connection speed of 0.5 MB.

You WILL require sound – either speakers or headphones.

You do NOT require a webcam or a microphone.