Behaviour Bible : Chapter 1 : Verse 4
Understanding the structure of the brain will take you so far but understand the chemistry of both the brain and the body will give you a whole new insight into dog behaviour. Neuroscientism has infected the dog work world with ridiculous statements like “increasing the testosterone will increase how optimistic a dog is” as well as “pulling the lead up will calm down the brain”. Dopamine has been made a villain and cortisol made out as something to avoid. All of these mistruths will be put right in this course which delves into the world of canine chemistry. We explore how the brain and the body produces and used hormones and neurotransmitters and explain some key logistics problems when it comes to using the measurement of a specific chemical such as cortisol to measure a state like stress. We pick out the most important chemicals to understand and explain the part each one might play in the body along with the important cocktails.
Our application interview is with non other than Simon Gadbois, world renown ethologist. Together we unpack concepts like Drive, ideas about developing endocrinological profiles and take a long look into why stress can be great and why arousal isn’t something to avoid like the plague.
The outline of the course covers:
- Neurons, neurotransmitters, hormones, action potential and how neurones share information
- Proteins and Amino Acids
- The anatomy of thoughts and feelings
- Glutamate 101
- GABA 101
- Acetylcholine 101
- Dopamine 101
- Cortisol 101
- Serotonin 101
- Vasopressin 101
- Oxytocin 101
- Estrogens and progesterone
- An interview with Simon Gadbois (Ethologist and Neuroscientist at Dalhousie University)
Nando, Jo and Dean make up the team that run The School of Canine Science, an education provider that teaches, trains and mentors dog trainers to reach their potential in a competitive industry.
All of our courses, either in person or online are firmly rooted in science and evidence with strong practical hand on elements.
Nando : has been working as a dog trainer and instructor for 14 years. Best known for his accessible style, impressive YouTube tutorials, big personality and awe-inspiring ability to train the tricky dogs that many people claim are un-trainable. Nando has appeared on multiple mainstream TV shows, presented around the world, authored books, hosted his own international radio show, receivied more than 20 million views on YouTube and has a Facebook following of over 26,000. Nando loves all areas of dog training but his true passion lies in scent detection.
Jo-Rosie : is an animal behaviourist with a degree in applied psychology and a post graduate in behaviour. Jo initially worked for a large rescue organisation before moving to a private behaviour clinic where she spent her time mainly working with section 1 and 3 dangerous dogs, resulting in her becoming an independent expert witness. Alongside a success career as a TV presenter jo has authored a number of books including the popular ‘The Real Dog Yoga’. Jo-Rosie also headed up the behaviour qualifications for the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers lecturing both in the UK and Internationally and writing the level OCN assessment process for behaviourists.
Dean : is a dog trainer with less than three years formal experience yet in that time he has managed to propel himself into the forefront of the industry with his intense theoretical knowledge and an masterful eye for precision. After completing a Masters Degree in Business and working for 16 years in the Technology Industry Dean is obsessed with systems, processes and measurement – leading to an eye for detail and an aptitude for clean, efficient training. Dean has worked behind the scenes on TV shows animal training but is probably best known for tricks & tutorials with his dog Sidney.
StartLectumentary - Part 1 - Intro 1 (17:06)
StartLectumentary - Part 2 - Intro 2 (8:42)
StartLectumentary - Part 3 - Intro 3 (10:04)
StartLectumentary - Part 4 - GABA (8:04)
StartLectumentary - Part 5 - Glutamate (4:46)
StartLectumentary - Part 6 - Acetylcholine (5:39)
StartLectumentary - Part 7 - Dopamine (24:40)
StartLectumentary - Part 8 - Epinephrine and Norepinephrine (6:25)
StartLectumentary - Part 9 - Cortisol (19:56)
StartLectumentary - Part 10 - Serotonin (16:46)
StartLectumentary - Part 11 - Vasopressin (13:16)
StartLectumentary - Part 12 - Oxytocin (8:08)
StartLectumentary - Part 13 - Estrogen and Progesterone (7:30)
StartLectumentary - Part 14 - Testosterone (9:54)
StartLectumentary - Part 15 - Adolescence (6:54)