CEU Event: DON’T GRAB THE PUSSY(CAT): POWER OF CONSENT IN ALL SPECIES

When: Ongoing
Where: Online

CEUs

CPDT-KA: 0 CBCC-KA: 1.5
CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 0.00 CBCC-KSA Knowledge: 1.50
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00 CBCC-KSA Skills: 0.00

Description

Did you know that your dog might not actually like being picked up? Or that "not running away" is not the same as your cat consenting to be petted? Did you know that putting your hand out into a dog's space is actually NOT a polite thing to do in the dog world? Or that most of the photos of 'happy dogs' getting hugs on Facebook are probably not actually happy? Consent before touching (or lack thereof) was a hot topic in the 2016 US election and also before that with some well-publicized crimes. One of the interesting and tragic things about consent is that it is applied differently to different genders, species, and cultural groups. This seminar was recorded live in December 2016 and is available for you to view at any time! Topics: This online seminar explores boundaries and consent: - Boundary setting in humans and non-human animals How consent can only be given in the moment. Authentic consent cannot be given after the fact or in advance. - Effects of contact without consent - Benefits of asking for consent before physical contact - How to ask for and receive consent from non-human animals - Comparison of different animal training techniques and how they relate to consent - How helping your dog communicate consent and cut-off signals can improve your dog's behavior and your relationship with your dog - How clear consent of your own boundaries can improve your relationship and sex life with your human partner(s) - How to defend your animal's right to give/deny consent - How discussing consent in contact with animals can educate humans about boundaries with one another

Sponsor:Empowered Animals, LLC
Speaker(s):Grisha Stewart, MA, CPDT-KA, KTACTP

Contact: Grisha Stewart
 Email: info@grishastewart.com
 Web: https://grishastewart.com/consent?s2-ssl=yes