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Book Robert to Speak at Your Event

Along with writing and tutoring many of the COAPE courses, I have been speaking at seminars large and small in the UK and all over Europe for many years now. My portfolio covers all aspects of companion animal behaviour, veterinary medicine, pharmacology and, broadly, animal welfare as a whole. You can get an idea of my scope of interests from the reviews and photos shown below, and of course by reading my blogs published on this website.

My approach has always been one of PRACTICAL APPLICATION. That is, presenting evidence-based science, why it’s important and how it can be applied in the real world of handling, training and behaviour. My seminars are therefore always tailored for the expectations of the audience.

I have run many CDP (continued professional development) seminars for Dogs Trust and for other pet charities such as Wood Green Animal Shelter, Hearing Dogs etc. I’m also a regular with the well-known and respected Dog and Bone and I’m regularly invited to speak at other events including annual conferences for professional organisations, guest speaker on university degree programmes etc. and of course at CPD events organised by dog clubs etc.

If you would like me to speak at your event, do get in touch (

For forthcoming and recent seminars, please see my Seminars Page.

Conference and Seminar Reviews

Dog & Bone, Manchester, February 2017
“It was the first time we had hosted Robert but already can’t wait for the next time. Presenting the topic of emotions in dogs, Robert gave us a fascinating insight into the workings of the dog’s brain and the implications that information has on training methods and the use of any medication to help with behaviour problems. It is a complex area but Robert was able to give the science and explain everything in laymans terms too and held our attention throughout. Invaluable information for anyone, be they dog enthusiast or professional.”

Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Warsaw, November 2016
“I will start with a synopsis of Dr Falconer-Taylor. Despite the fact that he is a great authority in his field, he turned out to be a fantastic, likeable and open man who passed on his knowledge in an interesting and accessible way. Dr Falconer-Taylor was an inspiration to all listening, igniting thoughts in all of us about how we go about the practice of behaviour and behaviour therapy in our own lives.”

All the images below are from previous speaking engagements

25th Polish International Congress of Small Animal Veterinary Medicine
October 2017.
Functional symptoms in neurology and psychiatry, Royal Society of Medicine, July 2017.
Functional symptoms in neurology and psychiatry, Royal Society of Medicine, July 2017.
Martin Gaus Academie, Holland, November 2016.
Martin Gaus Academie, Holland, November 2016.
Veterinary conference, Warsaw, November 2016
Veterinary conference, Warsaw, November 2016