CEU Event: What is a Service Dog Task?
* 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.
A task is a chain of behaviors or skills performed in response to verbal, hand signal and/or contextual cues. Students will become familiar with a range of tasks they might train a dog to perform. Students will discover how tasks are different from the trainer’s perspective and the dog’s perspective. The component behaviors can be configured and reconfigured to comprise many different tasks. Contextual cues often vary but the dog must have sufficient cognitive plasticity to recognize similar contexts and perform the same set of skills in multiple situations. Students will learn that any task may be broken down into its component parts, and then the parts may be configured and reconfigured to create new tasks.
Sponsor:E-Training for Dogs
Speaker(s):Barbara Handelman, M.Ed., LCMHC, CDBC
Contact: Cheryl Lynne Aguiar