Care for horses & livestock/farm animals
Care for cats, dogs & other companion animals
From time to time, the Equine Behavior Program offers short courses on a breadth of topics. The courses are taught by New Bolton Center faculty members Dr. Sue McDonnell and Dr. Patricia Sertich.
Sue M. McDonnell, PhD
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382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348
Presented by the Havemeyer Equine Behavior Lab & the Section of Reproduction and Behavior, University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center
Presented by the Havemeyer Equine Behavior Lab University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center.
Instructor: Sue M. McDonnell, PhD, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist
This course could be called “how to behave so a horse behaves as you wish.”
Classroom sessions touch on how animals learn, the natural basis and “man‐made” factors contributing to the common undesirable equine behaviors, the simple tools, and techniques for animal behavior modification.
Hands‐on will include demonstration, participant practice opportunities, with coaching for various recommended popular and advanced techniques.
Specific protocols and equine‐specific tips will be offered for common behavior modification techniques including acclimation, systematic desensitization, counter‐conditioning, clicker and target training, and all‐positive reinforcement vs. pressure and release vs. punishment.
Breeding Management of the Mare
Presented by the Havemeyer Equine Behavior Lab & the Georgia and Philip Hofmann Research Center for Animal Reproduction University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center
Classes: 8:00am - late afternoon
Tuition: $500 for the day.
Continuing Education: 8 Hours Continuing Education Curriculum
Location: 382 West Street Road Kennett Square, PA 19348. Get directions...
Limited seats. This course fills quickly.
Presented by the Havemeyer Equine Behavior Lab & the Georgia and Philip Hofmann Research Center for Animal Reproduction University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center.
Dates have not yet been set for the next course. Contact us and we will update you as we develop new course dates.
Hosted by Havemeyer Equine Behavior Lab University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine New Bolton Center.
Tuition: $500 for Day, $900 for two days
Includes 2 classic text-books, various hand-out readings, and all other materials needed for the course. Opportunities will be provided to photograph horse behavior for teaching purposes.
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