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Concepts in Cognition Presented by Yvette Van Veen

  • Wednesday, November 08, 2017
  • 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, November 08, 2023
  • 6:30 PM
  • Recorded Webinar


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Presented by Yvette Van Veen

CEUs: PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5

In this presentation we will be looking at the various concepts studied in cognition, as well as the historical research involving various species of animals and the clever ways in which we ask animals how they perceive the world.  We will also take a look at how different abilities play a role in how we train our dogs

Concepts covered include:

  • Theory of Mind
  • Spatial Cognition
  • Timing
  • Mathematical abilities
  • Tool Use
  • Social Learning - Imitation and Teaching
  • Language

About The Presenter

Yvette Van Veen is a member of the Pet Professional Guild and a professional canine trainer - accredited through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board. She is a multiple Dog Writers Association of America award nominee, pet columnist for the Toronto Star and owner and operator of Awesome Dogs in Dorchester, Ontario, Canada. Her business specializes in training and problem solving for the companion dog.  She has worked with various Humane Societies and rescue organizations including Animal Rescue Foundation Ontario. Van Veen shares her life with two dogs, Kip the rescue dog who serves as her primary decoy dog, and Karma the border collie. Karma is Van Veen’s community canine and visits schools for dog bite prevention education and student stress relief programs.

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