CPD Hours: 1 hours
Course Length: One hour
Course Format: Recorded webinar with a copy of the webinar slides provided
This webinar will highlight the importance of managing play in ways that maximise its benefits when dealing with cases involving problematic behaviour and compromised emotional health.
Play is often perceived as a purely positive experience, but the emotional implications of play can be complex. Emotional motivations may not be entirely positive throughout a playful encounter and the potential for emotional conflict in the context of play needs to be considered. In addition, the effect of play on emotional arousal is often forgotten or underestimated and any evaluation of the potential benefits of play must include consideration of arousal and its effects on behavioural responses. Dogs are socially obligate mammals and playful interaction with their caregivers, with fellow canines and sometimes with other species can form an important part of any dog’s life. However, every dog is an individual and consideration of the benefits of play needs to be undertaken on a case by case basis. This webinar will highlight the importance of managing play in ways that maximise its benefits when dealing with cases involving problematic behaviour and compromised emotional health.
Why do this course
Behavioural medicine is an important veterinary discipline and considering the emotional, cognitive and physical health of patients will help you to promote good welfare in non-human species.
A convenient and flexible way to earn some CPD hours without leaving home is to select webinars to view from our extensive library of recorded webinars. Priced at £25 for a 1 hour webinar they are great value for busy practitioners seeking quality CPD at a time of their choice. Participants will receive a handout (slides and/or notes) to support their viewing session and a certificate for 1 CPD hours.
Participants gain access to the webinar for two weeks which allows them to view it at their leisure and convenience as well as review aspects as needed to enhance their learning.
Members of the BVA Young Vets Network receive a 50% discount on our recorded webinars (subject to availability – ten discounted places available per webinar per year).
Sarah Heath, BVSc PgCertVE DipECAWBM(BM) CCAB FRCVS
RCVS and EBVS® European Specialist in Behavioural Medicine
Behavioural Referrals Veterinary Practice, Chester