(Agenda subject to change)

Saturday, March 11

 

9:00 am    Welcome       
9:15 am       

Opening Presentation:

What Makes Dogs Special

Dr. Clive Wynne

 

10:05 am

Research Presentation:

The Influence of Humans on Domestic Dog Behavior

Dr. Monique Udell

 

10:40 am

Research Presentation:

What Do We Really Know About Resource Guarding?

Dr. Lindsay Mehrkam

 

11:15 am

Research Presentation:

Cortisol & Beyond: Cracking the Tough Nut of Shelter Dog Welfare 

Lisa Gunter, MA, CPDT-KA

 

11:45 amBREAK
12:00 pm     

Breakout Session #1: (choice of one)

 

Monique Udell: The Science Behind the Human-Dog Bond: Implications for Pet, Shelter and Foster Dog Populations

 

Lindsay Mehrkam: Behind the Scenes: Applying Functional Analysis and Behavior Modification to Resource Guarding 

 

Lisa Gunter: Investigating Behavioral, Cognitive, & Memory Differences in Owned & Shelter Dogs

 

1:00 pm

Lunch 

 

1:30 pm

Program Presentations (Working Lunch):

 

Frances Ho, SF SPCA: Fulfilling the Five Freedoms by Quantifying Stress in the Shelter

 

Maria Eguren, Peninsula SPCA & Humane Society: TAILS, Transitioning Animals into Loving Situations

 

Jenn Ceia, Guide Dogs for the Blind: Using Science to Shape Our Programs and Serve Our Communities

 

2:30 pm

Breakout Session #2: (choice of one)

 

Monique Udell: The Science Behind the Human-Dog Bond: Implications for Pet, Shelter and Foster Dog Populations

 

Lindsay Mehrkam: Behind the Scences: Applying Functional Analysis and Behavior Modification to Resource Guarding 

 

Lisa Gunter: Investigating Behavioral, Cognitive, & Memory Differences in Owned & Shelter Dogs

3:30 pm

Closing Presentation:

Stronger Together: The Importance of Synchronization in the Dog-Human Relationship

Charlotte Duranton

 

4:30 pm

Day 1 Close

 

5:30 pm

Networking Cocktail Hour: Dear Mom, 2700 16th St, San Francisco, CA

 

 

Sunday, March 12

 

9:00 amWelcome
9:15 am

Opening Presentation:

From Wild to Mild: Understanding & Modifying Excitable Dog Behavior

Dr. Sheila D'Arpino

 

10:05 am

Research Presentation:

What Makes a Good Trainer: What Should We Be Measuring & How?

Dr. Erica Feuerbacher

 

10:40 am

Research Presentation:

Effects of Temperament on Disease Susceptibility in Shelter Dogs

Dr. Sasha Protopopova

 

11:15 am

Research Presentation:

Dog-Human Play: More Than Just Fetch

Julie Hecht, MSc.

 

11:45 amBREAK
12:00 pm      

Breakout #1: (choice of one)

 

Erica Feuerbacher: Assessing What Makes a Good Trainer: Hands-on Data Collection

 

Sasha Protopopova: Exploration of Technology Use at Animal Shelters: Available Tools, New Ideas, and Future Directions

 

Julie Hecht: Investigating the Ethological Nuances of Dog-Human Play

 

 

1:00 pm

Lunch

 

1:30 pm

Maddie's Idea Lab Presentation, Dr. Sheila D'arpino (Working Lunch)

 

2:30 pm

Breakout #2: (choice of one)

 

Erica Feuerbacher: Assessing What Makes a Good Trainer: Hands-on Data Collection

 

Sasha Protopopova: Exploration of Technology Use at Animal Shelters: Available Tools, New Ideas, and Future Directions

 

Julie Hecht: Investigating the Ethological Nuances of Dog-Human Play

 

3:30 pm

Closing Presentation:

More than Just Magic? Sniffing out the Scientific Literature on Pheromones

Dr. Jeannine Berger

 

4:30 pm

Close of Symposium

 

4:30 pm

Speakers Q&A Table

 

 

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