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Understand the "Learn to Train" Protocol: Building and Reinforcing the Canine Bond. Presented by Alasdair Bunyan

  • Friday, April 29, 2016
  • 6:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 29, 2021
  • 7:30 PM
  • Recorded Webinar

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 Presented by Alasdair Bunyan

CEUs PPAB 1, IAABC 1, CPDT 1, KPA 1


We take it for granted that all organisms can learn and we understand that learning is a change of behaviour as a result of an individual's experience. When an organism perceives and changes its behaviour, it is said to have undergone learning. 

Over the last 20 years of working in animal welfare Alasdair has put together a training package that is now part of the 'Back to Basic' protocols implemented in Dogs Trust. Alasdair will share his thoughts with regards to the “Learn to Train” Protocol.

Webinar Objectives

  • Learn how to build a partnership with our canine companion
  • Learn how to help your learner understand the concept of training
  • Understand the "Learn To Train" protocol

About The Presenter


Alasdair is a fully qualified animal trainer with a BSc in Applied Canine Behaviour and Training. He also has higher national certificates in Animal Psychology (Dist), Companion Animal Welfare & Behavioural Rehabilitation and Advanced Instructing Techniques for the Companion Dog.

Alasdair has been involved in the training of dogs since the late 80's after gaining an interest in training while supporting dog handlers in Northern Ireland from both the British Army and the Royal Ulster Constabulary.  Alasdair was involved in the setting up of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers in 1995, being the first assessor in Scotland. 

He is the Senior Training and Behaviour Adviser for Dogs Trust. His job entails him travelling all over the UK supporting Dogs Trust staff and providing seminars and courses to the general public.
Alasdair has recently returned from Portugal, Bosnia and Romania where he provided canine behaviour courses to local welfare organisations and was instrumental in training local dog catching teams in humane capture techniques.  Alasdair has spoken at several international conferences on dog behaviour and training, including the 2015 International Conference of Animal Welfare in Portugal.

He has competed at the highest levels in Working Trials and currently shares his life with 3 adopted dogs, 2 collies and a terrier.


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