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When it’s time to say goodbye – a team approach for a gentle death

An online talk with Dr Aileen Pypers, BSc, BVSc (UP), PGDip (SU)

21 October 2020, 7PM – 9PM, Tickets R250 (members) R350 (non-members)

Talk Synopsis:  Behaviourists and trainers, like veterinarians, have at the heart of their work, the bond between the animal and their owner.  End of life decisions can be extremely hard for people to make, especially when other factors such as intractable behavioural problems, risk due to aggression or overall quality of life need to be considered.  This webinar will discuss aspects relating to euthanasia of companion animals including quality of life assessments, broaching the topic with owners and practical issues such as home euthanasia, low stress handling for euthanasia and managing unmanageable animals.

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ABC of South africa

The ABC was founded in February 1994 out of the need to give southern African behaviourists a professional governing body. Membership is open to the public, as well as animal behaviour consultants™©. Owners of companion animals can consult ABC accredited practitioners with confidence, as they adhere to a code of ethics.

Membership of the ABC is open to all. Various categories of membership exist.  You can visit the Membership page for further details.

FIND A CONSULTANT

The accreditation criteria are stringent and extensive, thereby ensuring the highest levels of knowledge, professionalism and integrity.

ACCREDITED COURSES

To qualify as an accredited animal behaviourist with the ABC of SA you require an academic background coupled with practical hands-on experience.

FIND A PUPPY SCHOOL

Puppy School is where your pup’s future, as a confident and stable adult dog, begins to take shape. We encourage you to select a puppy school carefully.

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About becoming an ABC Member

code of ethics

Our code of ethics all members resolve to; (Click here to read the full list)

ANIMAL PROCTECTION

Use methods of behaviour modification and/or training that do not contravene any section of the Animal Protection Act No 71 of 1962.

HUMANE TREATMENT

Avoid any method of treatment, equipment or techniques that inflict physical pain, intimidation, and / or cause undue psychological/physiological distress.

CONTINUED EDUCATION

Continue to further their own education in their respective animal behaviour field, and keep abreast of new developments in this science

PRACTICAL ADVICE

Offer advice, which is practical, and appropriate for each individual case. Such advice should be based on practical, up to date scientific applications and practices.

ENCOURAGE

Encourage responsible companion animal ownership and education, and promote awareness of animal behaviour wherever possible.

CLIENTELE

Treat clientele with honesty, confidentiality, understanding and compassion, and ensure the client is not misled or exploited.