The Shocking Science of PAIN the Great Deceiver

What you need to know about the 4 ugly faces of pain

Imagine you’re out walking with your dogs. They’re both having a fantastic time running round following smells, chasing birds, digging holes – and swimming and rolling in muddy puddles.

Then one of the dogs’ comes up lame in the right front paw. You investigate and find she’s broken a nail…

The Shocking Science of PAIN the Great Deceiver

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BREXIT: What Does it Mean for Animal Welfare?

On the 18th December, 2018 the government announced that the £2 billion no deal Brexit contingency fund would now be released and that 3,500 troops will be made available in preparation for UK’s departure from the EU in March 2019 (BBC News, 2018).

I’ll be honest, I feel way out of my depth with Brexit. I resent ever being given the option to vote in the Brexit referendum because I‘m woefully ill-informed to do so. I’m not an economist, I’m not a legal expert in international trade and I’m not an historian. Most importantly, I’m not a politician and I’m not being paid shedloads of taxpayers cash to do their job and run the bloody country!

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My Dog’s Got Diamonds on the Soles of His Paws

I got diamonds on the soles of my shoes…” Remember that Paul Simon song?

Well, if you have dogs you might have something a little less desirable than diamonds on your shoes – and so might your dogs – according to a new study published in the Journal of Veterinary Parasitology by Panova and Khrustalev (2018).

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Read on to find out what…

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Seminar – Pet Dog Training Instructors 7th National Conference, April

I am the speaker at the PDTI conference on Saturday 7th April, 2018.

Here’s an outine of what I will be talking about, along with a short video trailer –

Part 1: The cognitive dog: the core emotional systems
Part 2: The troubled dog: dysfunctional emotional systems
Part 3: The rehabilitating dog: restoring emotional systems
Part 4: The gut-brain dog: diet, the microbiome and emotions

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Seminar – Dog&Bone March 2018

Robert Falconer Taylor will be presenting the following seminars:

  1. Thursday 15th March 2018 – The Science of Canine Emotionality and it’s practical application for owners and canine professionals (including EMRA: Emotion, Mood and Reinforcement Assessment)

  2. Friday 16th March 2018 – The roles of pain and nutrition in (mis)behaviour, the missing links in canine emotionality

For details and introductory video –

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