FEAR: Function, Elicitors, Appearance, Relationships
Stephanie Edlund is Sweden’s only certified parrot behavior consultant, and she’s also the chair person of the Parrot Division of the International association of animal behavior consultants. She’s a trained zookeeper, studies biology at the university of Stockholm, and has previously worked several years as a zookeeper.
Today she has her own business, Djursmart, that offers behavior consultations for a range of different species including dogs, as well as workshops and presentations on animal behavior, learning and welfare. She also works part time as a veterinary technichian at a clinic for exoticsm, as well as dogs and cats, in Stockholm.
Stephanie is especially interested in how we can use knowledge about ethology and applied behavior analysis to increase wellfare both for animals and the people that care for them.
Start Button behaviors takes positive reinforcement training to a whole new level! Start buttons (and stop buttons) allow the learner to cue the trainer, and thereby control the pace and progress of the training session. In this presentation, a quartet of our speakers join forces and share their applications of this cutting edge approach.
FEAR: Function, Elicitors, Appearance and Relationships How come the same event can cause extreme fear and unease in one individual, while another animal of the same species might enjoy it and even behave voluntarily in order to make it happen? What even is fear, anyway? What different lenses can we use to examine it from an environment-behavior relationship point of view, and what insights might those different perspectives teach us in terms of how we should prevent and manage it in animals under human care? In this presentation Stephanie will investigate these questions and take a look at some of the practical approaches to managing fear and unease in animals under human care.