Welcome to Dog symposium in Norway 3. - 4. March 2018
Amber Batson: Reactive Dogs: the science behind the causes and approaches to helping them
Julia Robertson: Dogs in the human environment; an anatomical perspective
Winkie Spiers: How to organize and run a social walks class
Anne Lill Kvam: Daily Walks - What are they really worth?
Aurélien and Cristina Budzinski: At the heart of the walk
Elaine Stavert: Stress - The effects of lifestyle on the brain, the gut, and the brain-gut connection
Welcome to the Dog Symposium 2018! We very much look forward to spending this weekend with you, and getting to see old friends as well as making new ones. Below are a few preliminary details.
Quality Hotel Olavsgaard (close to Oslo)
Early-bird: NOK 2,800.
From 1 December 2017: NOK 3.100.
The fee includes the presentations, two buffet lunches and light refreshments. Hotel accommodation is not included.
Your room at Olavsgaard is easy to book by email booking@Olavsgaard.no.
Mention that you will be participating in the Dog Symposium. and give booking nummer 1040R163179.
The cost, including breakfast, is NOK 1140 per night for a single room and NOK 1340 per night for a double room.
The programme starts at 09.30 and ends at around 17.00 on both days.
Registration is on Friday evening at 19.00–21.00 and Saturday morning at 08.30–09.30 in the conference lobby, where we will also be holding a meet-and-greet on Friday evening.
Getting there from the airport
If you are flying to Oslo Gardermoen airport, a shuttle bus (Flybussekspressen) to the hotel stops right outside the arrivals hall and leaves every half hour. Olavsgaard hotel is the first stop on the route and the trip takes about 25 minutes. The price of a single adult ticket is NOK 180. Tickets can be purchased from the driver, or online at www.flybussekspressen.no/ as follows:
The link opens the Nor-Way Bussekspress webpage in Norwegian. To select English, click on the British flag in the top right hand corner of the screen.
If travelling from the airport to the hotel, fill in the “Choose your journey” window as follows:
Travel from: Type in e.g. “Oslo airport” and select “Oslo Lufthavn (Ullensaker)” from the dropdown menu.
Travel to: Type in “Olavs” and select “Olavsgaard (Hvam, Skedsmo) from the dropdown menu.
You can also purchase your return ticket in advance. If you wish to change your departure time, tickets are valid 2 hours before your selected departure time and 12 hours after, offering plenty of flexibility.
Oslo Dog Symposium 2017, a triumph of learning, understanding, catching up with friends and making new ones. Thank you to everyone for coming and especially the speakers. Hope to see you in 2018!
READ REPORT 1 HERE
READ REPORT 2 HERE
Nordic Dog Future:
The weekend was a hit from the word Go, and not just because of the free ice cream and popcorn in the conference lobby! The excellent speaker line-up, fascinating topics, friendly atmosphere and good food all contributed to something well worth writing home about. Again. We hit the ground running on Saturday morning with an intensive and challenging presentation that set the tone for the rest of the weekend. And we loved every minute of it.
One never leaves the Dog Symposium without a burning desire to do more, or better, for one’s dog. This year was no different. The exceptionally high-quality presentations led us on a spellbinding trip through aggression and disease, feeding, tactile stimulation and mental health in dogs, with a look at the human end of the leash as well. We came away well fed, well stimulated, and well laughed.
The conference was in Helsfyr hotel in Oslo, and we had participants from 15 different countries, including Australia, Korea and Mexico. The summary for 2015 is now ready, you can read more about it here