CEU Event: Training Strategies and Considerations For Canine Resource Guarding Against Humans

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 1.00 CBCC-KSA Knowledge: 1.00
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.


Dogs want to keep safe the things they value most and the things to which they desire first-right, primary access. Dogs can and will guard anything they find valuable including, territory, people, places, items and the spaces that surround all of those things. This results-driven course features video lessons, lectures, and downloadable content. Participants must prove content mastery via quizzes for each section before moving on to the next section. Content delivery focuses on the ethological underpinnings of canine guarding as a normal natural, behavior and makes clear how guarding can be further magnified by genetic, environmental, and health related influencers. Resource guarding preventative, counter-conditioning, desensitization, and operant training games are also included. Course Learning Goals: Define resource guarding in pet dogs Identify reasons behind why resource guarding occurs Recognize the common signs (signalments) of resource guarding Identify human actions that encourage resource guarding Identify human actions that exacerbate resource guarding Identify human behaviors that reduce incidences of resource guarding Identify how to set dogs up for success and prevent guarding behavior from escalating Recognize when guarding behavior is severe or pathological, and the dog should be referred

Sponsor:Wags University via Thinkific Online Delivery Platform
Speaker(s):Lisa Matthews, CDBC, CPDT-KA

Contact: Online Learning Education Cood
 Email: wagshelpdesk@gmail.com
 Web: https://wagsuniversity.thinkific.com/