The links between food and behaviour are well established, this course goes one step further identifying and picking apart more modern themes such as gut to brain axis, the importance of understanding microbiota as well as breaking down the elements of dog food production and enabling trainers to make informed recommendations.
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Jo-Rosie Haffenden – Nutrition & Behaviour
- Why is the gut is by some, called ‘the second brain’
- The gut-brain axis and how it works
- What is a microbiome
- Why colonies of bacteria might be useful or even vital to your dog
- How consumption effects the microbiota
- Keeping bacteria happy: keeping your dog happy
- Latest research on nutrition and how it might be effecting your dogs mood and behaviour
- How to give dog food a thorough appraisal
- What is a chemical premix?
- What’s so important about sourcing, manufacturing, ingridents & processeing
- How to recommend a dog food?
- How feeding fresh might improve a dogs health?
- How feeding via scavenging might effect a dogs behaviour?
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- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 10 weeks
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 42
- Assessments Yes