IWDC 2021 of Major Interest to Breeders

The live portion of our virtual IWDC 2021 may have ended, but anyone can still attend the virtual conference, which will be available on the conference platform until Jan. 7.

If your interest or operation includes odor-detecting dogs, training dogs, explosive-detecting dogs, breeding, genetics and more, IWDC 2021 is for you. Registration price remains the same at $289 for full access to the three-days of recordings and additional pre-recorded presentations. Student registration is available at half-price as are IWDBA discounted memberships at registration.

Over 200 attendees, from 21 countries and all continents except Antarctica took part, including first-time delegates from Zimbabwe, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. You can still join these canine professionals thanks to advances in digital presentation.

IWDBA 2021 also offers 12.75 RACE credits for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Highlights include:

  • A keynote address by Dr. Fiona Hollinshead of Colorado State University on the use of breeding strategies to optimize the development and production of continuously improved generations of specialized canines.

  • Auburn University Assistant Professor, Canine Performance Sciences Dr. Lucia Lazarowski explains the suitability of detection dogs is determined by combining “behavioral, cognitive and neurological measures for enhancing selection.”

  • Becky Hunt, who works as a Canine Science Associate, specializing in dog behavior at Guide Dogs for the Blind in the United Kingdom, describes a new behavioral monitoring system she developed as part of a team.

  • A team involving Dr. Karen Meidenbauer, Senior Veterinarian at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Science Laboratory, along with colleague David Deglau, offers details on the Domestic Breeding Consortium, a project designed to breed odor and detection dogs, many for government use, in the United States.

How to access the recorded IWDC 2021 on–line:

STEP 1: Register for the conference

If you have not already registered, do so by visiting https://cvent.me/ZbyEGa.

STEP 2: Login to the Virtual Attendee Hub at https://cvent.me/0KBvNz..

Once you click the link above, you will be prompted to enter your name and the email address that you registered with. You will then be sent a verification code to your email and mobile number on file.

STEP 3: Watch the recordings

Access the recordings by clicking Schedule at the top of the screen > On Demand. Please note that under the video you will find a pdf of the speaker’s PowerPoint along with their bio and email should you have any follow-up questions.