Association for Behavior Analysis International

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50th Annual Convention; Philadelphia, PA; 2024

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B. F. Skinner Lecture Series Paper Session #468
CE Offered: BACB
Bench to Bedside of Behavior Problems in Dogs
Monday, May 27, 2024
12:00 PM–12:50 PM
Convention Center, 100 Level, 108 AB
Area: AAB; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Mindy Waite (Carroll University)
CE Instructor: Mindy Waite, Ph.D.
Presenting Author: NIWAKO OGATA (Purdue University)

Given the widespread prevalence of social media and online continuing education programs, it's evident that awareness regarding behavioral problems in companion animals has grown. Nevertheless, there's been a proliferation of uniform case interpretations and standardized treatment and advice within the community of medical providers (e.g., veterinarians) and dog trainers. While these approaches serve as effective preventive measures, they may not always be suitable for treatment. In this lecture, we will delve into real cases, drawing from research papers and study results, in order to enhance our comprehension of the diverse nature of clinical cases. Developing a thorough understanding of case differentiation and the range of choices and limitations in treatment options is likely to contribute to further enhancements of our knowledge.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

Animal trainers, animal behavior therapists, dog research scientists

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: (1) Describe examples of case diversity; (2) Identify common pitfalls in uniformed treatment plans; (3) Discuss multimodal treatment plans
NIWAKO OGATA (Purdue University)
Dr. Niwako Ogata is a board-certified veterinary behaviorist and Associate Professor of Veterinary Behavior Medicine at Purdue University. She has spent more than 25 years in the veterinary behavior field participating in multiple facets of this discipline both academically and professionally. Her post- veterinary school education includes a diploma in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare from Edinburgh University, and PhD in Veterinary Ethology from the University of Tokyo, followed by a behavior residency at Tufts University. Her private behavior clinic was the first to be opened in Japan— paving the way for many more to follow. Additionally, she has several years of teaching, lecturing, consulting, service work, publishing, and editorial activities for the Journal of Veterinary Behavior.



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