When: 08/22/2020 9:00am to 08/23/2020 5:00pm
Where: Wolf Park
|CPDT-KSA Knowledge:||7.00||CBCC-KSA Knowledge:||7.00|
|CPDT-KSA Skills:||0.00||CBCC-KSA Skills:||0.00|
Kim's vision is to facilitate a critical paradigm shift in our relationships with dogs through applied ethology. She uses comprehensive, practical science to redefine how we perceive, talk about, and treat our canine companions as a society. This course in Applied Ethology and Family Dog Mediation provides a thorough scientific examination of the intersection of canine and human evolution, welfare, behavior, and relationship in the modern world. Kim will discuss the benefits of human-dog relationships founded on mutual trust and understanding and how to solve behavioral problems using modern science. Seminarians will be guided through Kim’s trademarked LEGS initiative (Learning, Environment, Genetics, and Self). The late Raymond Coppinger, world-renowned ethologist and evolutionary biologist, said of the LEGS initiative “I have never seen such a creative, imaginative, and well-coordinated program.” Topics Covered A big picture look at ethology and applied ethology Evolution’s role in shaping behavior Captivity, welfare, and the five freedoms Human interference in genetics and environment Family Dog Mediation as a solution for maladaptive behavior The relationship between operant and classical conditioning Concepts and practices for professionals to mediate LEGS Learning antecedents – socialization, relationship and common behavior problems Environmental antecedents – the literal environment and the social environment Genetics antecedents – evolution’s selections and the ten genetic working groups Self antecedents – the big 6 internal conditions of the dog and effects on behavior Working with people – LEGS of both species.
4004 E 800 N
Battle Ground, Indiana 47920