Through their eyes; helping retired greyhound adjust to life as a pet


When: Wednesday, 1st March 2017
What Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Sydney Time
Where: Online - join via your computer!
Your Host: Dr Karen Dawson
Cost: $75.00 for Non-Members
Cost: $50.00 for PPGA Members
Cost: $25.00 for VNCA Members
Cost: $25.00 for AVA Members


About the Webinar

Greyhounds can make great pets but for many, their early life experiences will have lifelong implications.  Predatory aggression, fear and anxiety are common and can be difficult for owners to recognise and manage.

This presentation will help participants better support their clients whose adopted greyhound is not quite the epitome of the laid back, couch potato.

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Dr Karen Dawson
BSc BVSc Hons MANZCVS (Behaviour)

Dr Karen Dawson is a former Animal Welfare Manager at Racing Queensland, and has been rehoming greyhounds since 2008.

Karen has a particular interest in greyhound behaviour and the impact current practices within the industry may have on welfare, performance, wastage and retirement.  She was invited to provide evidence to the select committee of the NSW parliamentary inquiry into greyhound racing, the Queensland Greyhound Racing Industry Commission of Inquiry and more recently the NSW Special Commission of Inquiry into greyhound racing.  Karen was a contributing researcher to the recent Working Dog Alliance publication, Review & assessment of best practice rearing, socialisation, education & training methods for greyhounds in a racing context.

She has been involved in the recent and ongoing amendments to compulsory muzzling law requirements for pet greyhounds in Queensland, and is the primary presenter for the Greyhound Racing New South Wales Greenhounds program for the purpose of muzzling exemption – Identify and Respond to Animal Behaviour – Greyhound. 

Karen undertakes behavioural consultations both privately and at the Veterinary Specialist Services in Brisbane.


  AVBIG webinars are worth 1 Vet Ed point for participants.