|CPDT-KSA Knowledge:||0.00||CBCC-KSA Knowledge:||1.50|
|CPDT-KSA Skills:||0.00||CBCC-KSA Skills:||0.00|
* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.
The title is, of course, somewhat facetious! To be a good animal trainer, one does need to understand training and be good with animals. However, sometimes the most important skills needed to solve behavioral problems are not animal training skills. People skills, observational skills, and organizational skills can be the key to finding solutions to behavioral problems. Before tackling a behavioral problem with the household pet or a large zoo animal several factors need to be considered. This presentation will focus on those factors that need to be addressed first when trying to solve animal-related problems. A review of various case studies will help to reveal how to start out with the right tools and why animal skills may not be the only talent required.