|CPDT-KSA Knowledge:||10.00||CBCC-KSA Knowledge:||10.00|
|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.
(Earns 20 CE units at completion - derived from 10 modules totaling 20 CE units) Introduction: The purpose of this Certification in Low Stress Handling® is to provide the teaching content needed to understand and improve the individual's or hospital's ability to create a low stress environment and handle animals in a less stressful manner. Coursework for this Certification goes beyond the teaching available from Dr. Sophia Yin's textbook/DVD Low Stress Handling, Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs & Cats and related training videos. While those sources include improvements to the hospital's design, to its preparation of and for the patient prior to a visit, and to its use of tools and sedative agents, a large portion of Low Stress Handling® relies on the development of hands-on skills. Among these are the abilities to: Recognize the overt and subtle signs of fear and anxiety in dogs and cats and identify the common mistakes people make when approaching and greeting pets that make the animals more fearful or aggressive. Learn to approach and handle pets in a relaxed, non-threatening manner. Learn how the sights, sounds, smells, and surfaces in your practice may be increasing the stress in your patients. Discover ways to create a calmer, safer, and more secure environment. Learn 5 methods for controlling the rear end and 7 for controlling the front end in dogs. Determine which direction of movement (forward, back, right, left, up, and down) each hold controls. Evaluate which restraint hold is best for a given dog and procedure. Understand how every interaction - how you approach, pick animals up, move them from place to place, or restrain them - affects the animal's perception of you and their willingness to cooperate. Learn how to position your body and adjust your movement to provide the direction and guidance the animal needs. Benefits of Hospital or Pet Care Business Certification: Improved client confidence It will allow staff to project that they are both caring and skilled, rather than projecting a desire to rush through their visits to earn more money. Lower anxiety for staff and clients Clients know their pets will be handled in a caring and calm manner. Staff know they won't have to struggle since they understand how to get patients to comply willingly to procedures. Increased staff efficiency and higher productivity Less staff time is spent on restraining animals due to increased skill. Lower injury rates and fewer worker's compensation claims: Improved handler skills results in a decrease in animal-induced injuries. Higher job satisfaction: Better training leads to lowered stress in staff. Additional Benefits of Individual Certification Resume building Clients, employers, and potential employers know that certified individual has added a valuable skill set. Continuing Education (CE) units
Speaker(s):Dr. Sophia Yin