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Re-Thinking Puppy Socialization (Trainer Perspective)

Puppy socialization classes are very popular, and rightly so. However, are we stopping to consider critically what it is that we are promoting and teaching in the name of socialization? Or, are we just following the popular information?

In this Session, Chirag will use a “science-sense” approach to ask questions about common suggestions and practices and then discuss his views. Chirag will use presentation, videos, and discussion to explore this topic.

Chirag Patel

Chirag runs Domesticated Manners in London, UK. He consults on the ethical and science-based practice of behavior management and training for animals housed in domestic, zoo, and laboratory environments. Chirag also conducts workshops for professionals internationally and was a behavior consultant on the BBC 1 television show Nightmare Pets SOS.

Chirag earned his BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Sciences from the Royal Veterinary College in London and a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Animal Behavior from the University of Lincoln, UK. He is also a certified parrot behavior consultant (CPBC) with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). Currently, Chirag is studying for a MSc in Applied Behavior Analysis.