CEU Event: Kathy Sdao Workshop

When: 02/22/2020 9:00am to 02/23/2020 5:00pm
Where: Humane Society of Utah


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 3.00 CBCC-KSA Knowledge: 7.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 4.50 CBCC-KSA Skills: 0.00


Kathy Sdao is an applied animal behaviorist. She’s been a full-time animal trainer for 30 years, first with marine mammals and now with dogs and their people. At the University of Hawaii, she received a master’s degree as part of a research team which trained dolphins to solve complex cognitive puzzles. She then worked for the United States Navy to train dolphins for open-ocean tasks. Next, Kathy worked as a marine-mammal trainer at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma Washington. After leaving the zoo world, Kathy created Tacoma’s first dog daycare. Since 1998, Kathy has owned Bright Spot Dog Training. Services include consulting with families about their challenging dogs and mentoring professional trainers who want to maximize the power of positive-reinforcement training. Kathy is proud to be an original faculty member for Karen Pryor’s ClickerExpos and has taught at 38 of these popular conferences. Kathy has traveled extensively across the United States, Canada and Europe, and to Australia, Israel, Japan and Mexico. In 2012, she published her first book, Plenty in Life Is Free: Reflections on Dogs, Training and Finding Grace. Day One Agenda Plenty in Life is Free: Alternative to Rank Based Training Models Force-free handling for husbandry practices (e.g., nail trims) 1-hr lunch break Managing dogs in group off-leash settings General dog behavior issues Q&A Day Two Agenda Clicker training theory & mechanics Extending Non-Violence to clients & colleagues Keep your candle burning: Avoiding professional burnout Consent for animals in interactions with humans

Sponsor:Humane Society of Utah
Speaker(s):Kathy Sdao

Contact: Megan Marzloff
 Email: behavior@utahhumane.org
 Phone: 801-261-2919 x223
 Web: https://www.utahhumane.org/Sdao


Humane Society of Utah
4242 S 300 W
Murray, UT 84107
United States