An Exploration of Human Behavior in Dog Training,

with Andrew Hale:

I'll be the Judge of That!


“Thinking is difficult that’s why most people judge”. Carl Jung

In this talk, Andrew will be considering the psychology behind judgments and expectations and the important role they play in defining how we view the behavior of others. Examining the role of belief systems, cognitive bias and the use of language, Andrew will explain the importance of these principles when working with clients and in understanding our own outlook and approaches.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the role of belief systems in judgements and expectations
  • The importance of language in supporting and challenging belief systems
  • How belief systems can lead to a drive to control, manage or coerce the behavior of others.


The seminar is suitable for veterinary professionals, animal trainers, animal behaviorists and anyone with an interest in the neuroscience of training and behavior.


About Andrew:

Andrew Hale has a degree in psychology and previously worked in human therapy. For the last 10 years Andrew has been working with animals, primarily dogs, as a Certified Animal Behaviorist. In both careers Andrew has had a passion for exploring and unpacking the emotional experience and what it means for delivering a human or animal centered care approach.

Andrew has played a leading role in the UK Dog training and behavior community, having been the chair of the Association of INTODogs and the driving force behind the UK Dog Behavior and Training Charter. He is the behavioral consultant for Pet Remedy and the British Isle Grooming Association. Andrew runs Dog Centered Care – FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/dogcc