The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

It’s a dog’s life – the what and who of training and behaviour

McBride, E. A., (2010) It’s a dog’s life – the what and who of training and behaviour Corridan, C. (ed.) In Proceedings of the CABTSG Study Day – Management of Repetitive Behaviours and Regulation of Dogs Trainers and Behaviourists in the UK. Companion Animal Behaviour Therapy Study Group., pp. 31-35.

Record type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


A discussion of the roles of Animal Trainer, Animal Training Instructor and Clinical Animal Behaviourist, with particular reference to the dog. A critical consideration for the need for professionalisation and possible legislation of this industry.

It considers the various roles of the trainer and the behaviourist and how these relate to the canine development and the welfare of the dog, owner and society at large.

It then outlines the knowledge base needs for efficacy in the roles, both of theoretical understanding and of practical skills. Finally, consideration is given to the debate of how such knowledge can be / should be acquired, the need for registration and the overarching requirement for any such registration body to be and to be seen to be appropriate, competent and independent.

Microsoft Word Anne_McBride_CABTSG_talk_trainers_&_behaviour_2010.doc - Other
Download (60kB)

More information

Published date: 2010
Keywords: animal behaviour, training, education, dog training


Local EPrints ID: 146145
PURE UUID: 2eb19660-0205-42fb-8095-82342a4275b8

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 21 Apr 2010 12:51
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:04

Export record


Author: E. A. McBride
Editor: C. Corridan

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton:

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.