CEU Event: Needles and Clippers and Farriers, Oh My! Understanding and Resolving Common Fear-based Behaviors i

When: 07/07/2018 12:00am to 08/17/2018 11:59pm
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 0.00 CBCC-KSA Knowledge: 18.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00 CBCC-KSA Skills: 0.00


Fear-based behaviors are common in horses and if left untreated they can become problematic. Chronic issues, such as needle and farrier phobias, can impact the horse's health and performance, result in lost revenue and increased expenses for the owner, and creates a risk of serious injury to horses and humans. At the end of this six-week course you will be able to recognize signs of arousal and fear, assess the underlying and immediate reasons for the fear-based problem behaviors, and apply effective, evidence-based protocols to manage and resolve them. You will also develop skills for working with clients, including: taking a good history; creating client-friendly shaping plans; and preparing useful handouts. The first four weeks of the course cover the following topics: equine body language; the expression of fear and anxiety; how biology, the environment, and experience contribute to fear-based behaviors; and behavior modification techniques for reducing fear and changing behavior. Weeks five and six of the course focus on the practical issues of working with clients and applying the information to real cases. The class runs on a weekly cycle that begins on Mondays, with live online discussions on Thursdays. Each week includes two 30-40 minute PowerPoint lectures, along with readings and activities related to the lecture topics. Knowledge of the course material will be assessed through weekly quizzes and a comprehensive final written essay. An additional two-day practicum that involves hands-on work with horses is available to students who want to go beyond the books. It offers activities that put theory into practice, deepen knowledge, and hone behavior modification skills. The practicum has been designed for equine professionals, including behavior professionals, trainers, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, farriers, and trimmers. For more information about the practicum go to: http://goodhorsemanship.ca/event/equine-fears-2-day-practicum-for-equine-professionals Bios: Robin Foster, PhD, CAAB, CHBC is a professor at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA, and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington. She has taught courses in animal learning, behavior, and communication for more than 20 years, and conducts research on behavior and welfare of working and sporting horses. She provides behavior consultations, clinics, and educational workshops in the Seattle area through Adaptive Animals, LLC (www.adaptiveanimals.com) and she regularly writes commentaries for The Horse. Lauren Fraser, CHBC is an IAABC Certified Horse Behavior Consultant. She is also the organization's Horse Chair, and a member of the application review committee. Lauren provides private horse behavior consultations, riding and training instruction, and presents educational events on horse behavior and training. www.goodhorsemanship.ca

Sponsor:International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
Speaker(s):Robin Foster and Lauren Fraser

Contact: IAABC
 Email: courses@iaabc.org
 Web: http://iaabc.org/courses/behaviors-in-horses