* 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, SW 101: Foundations in Sound Alerts, teaches basic sound alerting skills and builds a foundation for your dog to eagerly communicate with you about what it perceives. Social motivation, food treats, toys and games are used to give the dog an intensely positive association with an alarm sound, door knock, verbal or signed name call, and an alert behavior of your choice. The dog also learns to move toward the trainer or toward the sound. This course does not result in finished alerts to sounds, although many students are satisfied with the basic level of excited response that they can achieve. The basic skills taught in this training dogs in basic sound alerting skills course are the building blocks used in further courses to train many different types of alerts in real life situations. The motivation level created in this course allows the trainer to channel the dogs’ energy into many different future directions. The techniques are fast, simple, and have been successful in making training easy and rewarding for both amateurs and professional trainers. Clients with even minimal ability have been able to achieve maintenance training with our methods. No aversives are used or required in our Soundwork training.
Sponsor:E-Training for Dogs, Inc
Speaker(s):Martha Hoffman, BA and Barbara Handelman, M.Ed., LCMHC, CDBC
Contact: Cheryl Lynne Aguiar