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A Life Worth Living: Promoting Well-Being in our Animal Companions with Dr. K Spaulding.

A Life Worth Living: Promoting Well-Being in our Animal Companions with Dr. K Spaulding.


July 15, 2024    
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (ET)


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How do we assess welfare and well-being in animals? What’s the difference between the two? This webinar will walk attendees through the current scientific thinking on the most effective ways to evaluate well-being, or positive welfare, in animals. We start with the Five Domains model and move onto another, more updated model, that has replaced the original Five Domains. These models are based directly on the latest research on well-being and will be applicable to anyone that works with animals.

Your Presenter – Dr. Kristina Spaulding

Dr. Kristina Spaulding has been in the dog training and behavior profession for over 20 years. She has a PhD in biopsychology—the study of the biological basis of behavior—and is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist. She also has a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She is particularly interested in stress, neurobiology, cognition, emotion, and wellbeing and how to apply these concepts to the prevention and early intervention of behavior problems in dogs. In addition to working with behavior clients, Dr. Spaulding teaches a variety of online courses and webinars on the science of behavior through her website, She also regularly presents on canine behavior science at conferences and other events.

In 2019, Dr. Spaulding received the Association of Professional Dog Trainer’s (APDT’s) Member of the Year Award. She currently serves on the IAABC Foundation Board and the Fear Free Advisory group.


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