CEU Event: Pit Bulls and Other Terriers

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 1.00
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.


This presentation will look at the group of dogs commonly referred to as Terriers. Attendee will learn some of the history of the breed, their popularity in recent times and examine some of the available varieties of this canid. After defining some of the available phenotypes, we will then look at what makes terriers differ from other groups. Discussion will be about the motor patterns of the terrier and how it has suited man over the years. Then we will look at the terrier pet and working dog of today. Finally we will talk about the behavior of these dogs and discuss modification of mal adaptive aspects of their behavior using different techniques I as well as other trainers have successfully used. Different management techniques as well as the proper use of a "break stick" will be discussed. Finally, a brief look at some pharmaceutical interventions will be presented. There should be time at the end for questions and answers, as well as discussion of recent legislation concerning these dogs.

Sponsor:E-training for Dogs
Speaker(s):Ken McCort, Monique Udell PhD Moderating

Contact: Cheryl Asmus
 Email: cheryl@e-trainingfordogs.com
 Phone: 970-231-9965
 Web: http://www.e-trainingfordogs.com/2011/03/ethology-and-canine-behaviour-series/