CEU Event: The Power of Choice: How It Can Decrease Stress in Dogs

When: 09/12/2020 9:00am to 09/13/2020 5:00pm
Where: Christmount Retreat, Camp and Conference Center

CEUs

CPDT-KA: 11 CBCC-KA: 8
CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 2.00 CBCC-KSA Knowledge: 8.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 9.00 CBCC-KSA Skills: 0.00

Description

DO YOU WORK WITH DOGS WHO HAVE BIG BEHAVIOR ISSUES AND ARE STRESSED TO THE MAX? Do you want to learn more about how giving dogs choices can help decrease their stress and improve behavior? Do you want to add more to your toolbox for assessing and modifying behavior in stressed dogs? Join Irith Bloom, CPDT-KSA, CDBC, KPA CTP, VSPDT, CBATI, VSDTA Faculty, DWA Faculty and Kristina Spaulding, PhD, CAAB for two days of interactive learning with working spots for 6 dogs on the second day. They will present about the power of giving dogs choices and how it can decrease their stress and modify behavior in a positive manner. This workshop will aid in honing your assessment skills and training/behavior plan development to work successfully with dogs who are stressed out and have behavior issues. This workshop is open to all trainers, behavior consultants, veterinarians, shelter staff, or anyone interested in learning more about the power of choice and how it can help decrease stress and improve behavior.In this workshop the following topics will be covered: Why is chronic stress bad? Effects on health, learning, and emotions Research on stress How can we reduce stress? Research on reducing stress Control (or the lack thereof) Adding choice to daily life Improving coping mechanisms Enrichment Permission from animal learner Training Petting Husbandry Walks “Room of one’s own” Why don’t we already do this? Human need for control Lack of understanding/cultural fog Delayed reinforcement (for human) Teaching animals to make better (by human standards) choices The matching law and why it matters Foundation skills for a choice-rich life Setting up the environment for success How the two days will be structured: - The first day will feature lectures and interactive portions helping attendees better understand the concepts presented. All the interactive portions will involve human partners; dogs will not be involved. - The second day will feature lectures and interactive portions helping attendees better understand the concepts presented, but the interactive sessions on day two will involve the dogs of working teams. Attendees without dogs will be assisting working teams. (More info on working spots is shown below)

Sponsor:The Loose Leash Academy
Speaker(s):IRITH BLOOM, CPDT-KSA, CDBC, KPA CTP, VSPDT, CBATI, VSDTA FACULTY, DWA FACULTY andKRISTINA SPAULDING

Contact: Joann Rechtine
 Email: joann@thelooseleashacademy.com
 Phone: 585-905-8281
 Web: https://thelooseleashacademy.com/seminars-list/power-of-choice

Venue

Christmount Retreat, Camp and Conference Center
222 Fern Way
Black Mountain, NC 28711
United States

https://www.christmount.org/