CEU Event: Too Hot to Handle – Understanding and Working With the “Reactive” Dog
* 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.
Arousal is necessary for normal day to day activity as well as for survival. We also know that arousal levels are supposed to change in response to environmental and social pressures, and that arousal can affect information processing and the modulation of fight/flight responses. Unfortunately, not all arousal regulation systems are created or developed equally! This presentation will focus on those dogs that are easily over-stimulated by sensory information, tend to over-react to their surroundings, and have a difficult time recovering or returning to a normal resting level of arousal. Information specific to the underlying neurological basis for this pattern, strategies for impacting the development of impulse control and arousal regulation throughout development, as well as behavior modification and medication intervention strategies will be addressed and discussed.
Speaker(s):Dr. Christopher Pachel