CEU Event: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - How It Manifests in Dogs, and How We Can Help Them.

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


*CPDT-KA: 0 *CBCC-KA: 1.5
CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 0.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00

* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA or CPDT-KSA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA or CPDT-KSA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.

PLEASE NOTE: CPDT-KA can earn a MAXIMUM of 12 CPDT-KSA Skills CEUS within their 3 year certification period.


Post traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety-related mental health condition, triggered by a terrifying or traumatic event that has been experienced, witnessed, or both. Neolithic people suffered from it, just like people in all epochs ever since. But it was only after the Vietnam war that it gained attention. Later, it was discovered that dogs can also be afflicted by this condition. In fact, it is more common in dogs than it was believed, at first. Not to be mistaken for separation distress, or a phobia, post traumatic stress disorder is characterized, among other things, by repeated memories of the traumatic experience. Due to its long term nature, and to being a major contributor to negative neuroplasticity, this condition is very resistant to treatment. In this webinar, I will discuss some biological mechanisms behind post traumatic stress disorder, its typical signs, and what we can do to help dogs suffering from it. Learning Objectives Become acquainted with the mechanisms involved in a stress response. Learn to distinguish the difference between a phobia, separation distress, and post traumatic stress disorder. Become aware of the three different types of post traumatic stress disorder. Learn some biological mechanisms behind it. Become acquainted with the typical signs. Understand the main reasons why it is so resistant to treatment. Understand the role and importance of play in treating dogs suffering from it. Develop skills for helping them.

Sponsor:Pet Professional Guild
Speaker(s):Alexandra Santos

Contact: Sharon Nettles
 Email: membershipcoordinator@petprofessionalguild.com
 Phone: 731-300-6520
 Web: https://petprofessionalguild.com/event-3789862