When: 04/01/2018 12:00am to 05/13/2018 11:59pm
|CPDT-KSA Knowledge:||6.00||CBCC-KSA Knowledge:||0.00|
|CPDT-KSA Skills:||15.00||CBCC-KSA Skills:||0.00|
NOTE: All registered students will be investing an average of 12-15 hours for the duration of the course. "Gold" level students will have an additional 1-2 hours of commitment through the creation of videos. This course will show participants how to manage and treat separation anxiety in dogs. They will learn why some common advice might actually be making the situation worse instead of better. Most importantly, they will learn what you need to start doing right now to help turn things around. Note that this course will address the problem of dogs being left alone at home, specifically. While some of the principles and approaches can apply to other similar issues (like dogs who are stressed when left alone in a car or in a location other than their home), here we will be addressing separation anxiety in the home. GOLD LEVEL participants will receive personal guidance and coaching as they work towards helping their dog learn to be alone. Keep in mind that each case is different and that the rate of progress varies greatly from dog to dog. Some teams may see significant improvement after six weeks, and some might still be chipping away at the simplest steps by the end of the course. That’s ok! Gold lstudents still have gained the knowledge necessary to continue the work on their own. Given the nature of the content of this course, there will be a maximum of 10 Gold spots available per session. SILVER LEVEL participants will get to submit 2 questions with 2 videos for the duration of the course. BRONZE LEVEL participants will be silent auditors only. An ideal option for owners who feel confident they can follow along and apply the exercises on their own, or who want to learn “just in case” they’re faced with the issue in the future. Also ideal for trainers who are preparing to offer this service to clients, or who already address this problem with clients successfully, and would like the opportunity to see some other individual cases and scenarios in progress. All participants will have access to all forums and will be able to follow each individual case. SYLLABUS: Although lectures will address the following topics over the course of six weeks, students will be able to begin to work on behaviour modification exercises within the first week. The lectures are designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of the problem and the science behind the solution (how and why it works). Defining the problem: What it is, and what it isn’t Your situation is unique (and your solution will be too) Identifying the symptoms of SA: Learn to recognize all the signs of distress (it’s not all barking and howling) How badly is your dog afflicted? A brief talk about meds and other helpful products Solving the problem: Laying the groundwork Start building confidence now Setting up your dog’s “alone area” Let technology be your assistant He knows you’re leaving (How you can tell he knows, and how to use that info) Behaviour modification: The main event! Teaching your dog to be home alone.
Sponsor:Fenzi Dog Sports Academy
Contact: Nancy Tucker