Impulse Control in Dogs

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Impulse Control in Dogs

10am to 4pm

All refreshments and lunch provided.

Attendees will receive comprehensive course notes.

A one day special seminar open to all, dedicated to providing a comprehensive study of Impulse Control in dogs.

The day combines theory, video case studies and exercises for you to take back home to put into practice.

You will cover:-

  • What actually is impulse control?
  • Why is it important for dogs from a physiological and psychological perspective?
  • Why is it important to owners?
  • How do we assess if impulse control needs increasing?
  • What’s breed got to do with it?
  • The positive side effects of increasing impulse control on daily life
  • Groundwork and foundations before training
  • How to implement impulse control within the client’s daily routine
  • Case studies and protocols for working with client’s and their dogs
  • 'Take-Home' impulse control exercises to put into practise


Dave is a full time tutor and assessor within adult education and has worked at Wood Green Animal Shelters, mainly employed within the intake and behaviour modification area of the shelter. The work centred on helping the dogs adjust to the shelter environment, temperament assessments, ongoing behaviour modification within the shelter and home check and support visits to new adopters.
Dave holds Diplomas in Companion Animal Behaviour & Training through Centre of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE), who he subsequently worked for as a tutor, course writer and assessor for five years.
For the past 12 years Dave has run a busy canine behaviour practice in Norfolk dealing with all aspects of behaviour modification and training.  He also provides continual professional development (CPD) for veterinary practices on various behaviour based topics and provides guidance on setting up and running safe, productive and stress free puppy parties.
He is the Head of Behaviour for IMDTB and has written, tutors and oversees all of their correspondence courses and one and two day seminars on a wide range of canine behaviour related subjects. 

All IMDTB Seminars have been awarded 6 CPD points for one day courses and 12 CPD points for two day courses by The CPD Standards Office

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