|CPDT-KSA Knowledge:||7.00||CBCC-KSA Knowledge:||0.00|
|CPDT-KSA Skills:||0.00||CBCC-KSA Skills:||0.00|
This five session webinar is designed to give pet professionals a solid grounding in the science of ethology and canine behavior. The course will address the description and causes of dog behavior, including genetic influences, early experience effects, motivation, social concepts and other important animal behavior concepts such as social facilitation, home range and territoriality. Canine communication and reading canine body language will be covered in depth. It will also address confusing and often misunderstood topics such as drives, dominance, instincts and many more. You will be better able to interpret what the dogs you work with are telling you, to understand the "whys" of dog behavior, to handle dogs more safely and humanely, and to recognize how significantly your behavior affects the dog's. This course will get you away from "pop" dog psychology misinformation, help you become an educated consumer of information about dogs, and help you better communicate with the dogs in your life. This is a great course for trainers preparing for CCPDT certification. The course comes with class notes and recommended readings.
Sponsor:Animal Behavior Associates, Inc.
Speaker(s):Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., CAAB and Daniel Estep, Ph.D., CAAB