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James Wellbeloved Symposium

THE FINAL preparations are now complete for the James Wellbeloved Annual Symposium to be held on the 10th October at the Sports Connexion, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, near Coventry, for six associates of John Rogerson to present their individual papers, prepared in conjunction with John Rogerson himself. He has personally overseen and helped with the research that has been carried out to ensure that this newly conceived approach to the understanding of canine behaviour and indeed dog training will provide yet another aid to all of us involved in the science and mechanics of achieving the best from our dogs.

We all appreciate that, particularly over the last 20 years, the approach, understanding and quality of dog training has come a very long way. This is mainly due to the forward thinking of John Rogerson, Roy hunter and John Fisher and many like-minded people. Many people would not consider that emotion could play a part in the trainability of reflexes of either man or dog, but the six papers compiled by John Rogerson’s Associates that will be presented at this Symposium will demonstrate the many ways in which emotion may be interpreted or used both to the advantage of the dog and the assistance of its human partner. Thus the heading of this Symposium, The Expression of Emotion in Man and Dog, will be appropriate and clearly defined when delegates attending this exciting new concept will have the privilege of learning of the new research by John rogerson and his associates.

Anyone with an interest in the canine whether a veterinary surgeon, veterinary nurse, dog trainer, dog behaviourist, competitor in any canine event and anyone who loves their dog or dogs would enjoy attending this symposium.

Tickets are available from the organiser, Mike Mullan, Dunsmore Kennels, London Road, Stretton-on-Dunsmore, Warks, CV23 9HX. Tel: 02476 542566. Price £26 each including a good quality buffet lunch. Cheques made payable to J M Mullan self addressed envelope (A5) would be appreciated.