Behaviour Bible : Chapter 1 : Verse 2
Let us take you by the hand and
lead you up the staircase that makes the famous double helix. Come out the
other side with a proper understand of what DNA, RNA and genes are as well as
why understanding them may totally change the way you view dogs.
When it comes to the nature vs nurture debate many dog behaviour practitioners have focused intensely on the science and application of the nurture part but paid little attention to the other side. Your dog is coded, in a way that makes everything from the curl of his coat to the sound of his bark to his ability to walk nicely on a lead or the likelihood of him biting an intruder, in many ways predictable. Learning to read this code, learning what impacts this code along with learning the ways in which in which our actions can rewrite this code is paramount to understanding how to give realistic prognosis in behaviour cases as well as working out when you need to step up prevention efforts. It’s also imperative to be able to view this see the world through this filter when looking the various protocols we use in behaviour to modify our dogs thoughts, patterns and actions because sadly its not all in the antecedents.
This verse is so much more than a boring science lecture (I mean Nando is presenting the mainstay so…) but we include practical demonstrations that explore concepts in this paradigm, we delve deep into the fascinating world of doggy DNA breed testing with surprising results as well as interview a Harvard canine genetics researcher and Darwins Arc geneticist. We also travel through the weird world of polymorphisms and breed specific gene mutations along with testing our own dogs and critically analysing whether the malinois mutation really is satan´s little helper.
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.