Presented by Dr Jaime Jackson
The Behaviour Of Posture
This webinar is for anyone who comes into contact with dogs in a personal or professional setting. This is an important information session for anyone who is involved in assessing behaviour and during training for high level activities such as sports, assistance dog training and even a regular game of fetch. Good posture reduces the risk of injury. It improves precision and endurance. It allows us to assess fatigue levels and your pets physical health on a daily basis.
We will begin by looking at posture as a behaviour that reflects the external environment, the internal environment and learning history. There are predictable patterns to external stimuli that can help us identify an animals strengths and weaknesses. We can use the dogs response to stimuli to determine if there may be underlying conditions that should be assessed by a Veterinarian prior to continuing training. Once we have the all clear by the Veterinarian we can start to modify the external environment to encourage good posture from young dogs through to our more mature animals.
- Identify Posture as behaviour in response to the internal and external environment.
- Identify normal posture.
- identify posture that is not normal and should be investigated further
- Create changes in the environment to improve posture after the dog has been cleared by a veterinarian.
About The Presenter
Dr Jaime Jackson
Dr Jaime Jackson BVSc CCRT is a Veterinarian who has done advanced training in Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. She has explored both the Veterinary and the Animal Physiotherapy perspective across the globe. The highlights have been visiting the Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports medicine clinics: VOSM, and PUPrehab the University of Georgia in the USA, Uppsala University in Sweden, and Eläinsairaala Evidensia Hattulain in Finland.
For over five years Jaime has been practicing Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation exclusively. To meet the growing demands for high quality, science based practice she has been traveling across Australia and Internationally for private consults and seminars. Jaime has also been involved in education of Veterinarians and other industry leaders to improve patient outcomes in many different clinics.
The passion for Veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation evolved during Jaimes experiences in the world of competitive dog sports. With her Australian Kelpies and Finnish Lapphunds they have successfully competed in Agility, Flyball, Herding, Obedience, Rally, Conformation Showing and Tracking.
Jaime believes strongly in addressing the mental health needs of pets while meeting their physical needs. She was one of the first group of Australian Veterinarians to complete the Fear Free qualification to ensure the highest standards are met during every consult.
There is never just one path to reach your pets optimal health. Jaime tailors each program to fit in with your pets physical and emotional needs and also you their owners needs and abilities.
Qualifications of presenter:
Bachelor of Veterinary Science- University of Sydney
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist- Canine Rehabilitation Institute.
Fear Free Certified Practitioner- Fear Free LLC
Certificate in Canine Myofunctional Therapy- National college of Traditional Medicine
Certificate in Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation- Canine Rehabilitation Institute.