What is Ethology? Ethology is the biological study of behaviour in an animal's natural habitat. (Think Jane Goodall)
What is Applied Ethology? Applied ethology looks at the behaviour of animals that are under human management. Applied ethology is where our human world collides with theirs. Applied ethology is a growing scientific field helping improve the welfare of animals kept in homes, farms and zoos. In the last ten years, science has begun to reveal the true complexity of the nature of our dogs.
Why is using Applied Ethology important in regards to dog training? Applied Ethology gives us the science of 'why' behaviours happen. This helps us give the best answers for 'how' a behaviour can be influenced. Working with only the observable behaviour is like treating the tip of an iceberg. What we can't see still exists. L.E.G.S.® Applied Ethology Family dog Mediation ® is an integrated scientific perspective of applied ethology and works to bridge the gaps between science and common practise in the dog training field.