This short introduction to Animal Emotions shows animal professionals and pet owners how to get happier animals and develop a better relationship with animals in their care.
The webinar addresses why it’s important to understand emotions in order to better predict responses, prevent undesirable behaviour, problem solve more efficiently and prioritize more effectively.
It introduces the 7 core emotions in animals: CARE, GRIEF, PLAY, LUST, SEEKING, FEAR, and RAGE - explains their main mechanisms and how these relate to animal welfare, husbandry and training.
By understanding emotions, you can better:
- predict responses,
- prevent undesirable behaviour
- problem solve more efficiently
- prioritize more effectively
which in turn leads to:
- happier animals
- a better relationship with animals in your care
About The Presenter
Karolina Westlund has a phD in ethology and teaches behaviour management from a welfare perspective.
Applied ethology, Applied Behaviour Analysis, and Affective Neuroscience are some of the scientific fields she mixes when lecturing on animal training, behavioural problem solving and husbandry.
She is a seasoned lecturer and blogger who also provides online courses on the same topics.