|CPDT-KSA Knowledge:||5.00||CBCC-KSA Knowledge:||5.00|
|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.
This course is the first in a three-course sequence that introduces the student to animal training strategies and the implementation of training plans. It begins with an introduction to modern constructional (as opposed to eliminative) and graded / errorless (as opposed to trial-and-error) methods. It details how to plan a training project, including identification of the target behavior and establishing specific behavior objectives. It provides guidance on selecting both conditioned and unconditioned reinforcers. General systematic training process (graded constructional approach) Planning and preparation Identifying and defining target behavior Preparing formal behavior objective Graded/constructional versus trial-and-error approach Identification of reinforcers and establishing conditioned reinforcers
Sponsor:Companion Animal Sciences Institute
Contact: James O'Heare