* 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.
Perhaps the most common feline behavior complaint, elimination outside of the litter box, can be a deal-breaker for many cat families. Discovering a couch soaked in cat pee or stepping barefoot in poop during the night can seriously strain any relationship. Compounded by the common misconception that such incidents really do appear vindictive, many cats are at risk of punishment, isolation, relinquishment, or even euthanasia. In many cases, just a few simple changes can make a world of difference while other cases require a much more concerted effort with multiple considerations. Whatever the situation, education is always key - for both the overwhelmed cat owner who has no idea where to begin as well as for the cat professional looking to become a better practitioner. While there is a lot of great information out there on feline inappropriate elimination, nearly all of it is intended to address as many situations as possible. Such advice broadly covers several factors and is useful in many cases, but it is simply not able to go into depth on any one component, leaving many cases needing more. Unlike the full Jones Animal Behavior Feline Inappropriate Elimination Master Course, the "Essentials" version is a shorter course for individuals who want to learn more about this difficult behavior but do not want to commit to the entire 21 hours of the Master Course.
Speaker(s):Katenna Jones,ACAAB, CCBC, CDBC, CPDT-KA