CEU Event: Video Training Journal: The First Year of a Service Dog Puppy-Candidate's Life

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 8.00
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.


Description: In this chronological video journal, students see many of the “formal” training sessions from Puppy Pan’s first year of life. The videos are narrated throughout with explanations of the training documented. Errorless learning was always the aim of training – frustration was minimized and playful interaction was emphasized. Training sessions were short and a playful time with a purposeful goal. This journal provides a rare opportunity to see how learning occurs sequentially, in small, incremental steps, with lots of repetition, and equal opportunities for positive reinforcement. Training sessions progress from basic targeting behaviors to application of targeting into complex chained behaviors that ultimately become service dog tasks. Students will watch how the foundation behaviors are built, how the 4 D’s (Distraction, Duration, Distance, and Difficulty) are applied to strengthen the puppy’s learning, and how chained behaviors are built and reconfigured to become a variety of service dog tasks. The behaviors taught include the multi-step process of building a working retrieve. By watching one puppy develop through training and maturation, over the course of a year, students will see how an experienced trainer uses treat delivery and rate of reinforcement to strengthen behaviors. Students will also see how errorless learning decreases frustration, and allows training to become an interactive and creative game for the trainer and puppy to play together.

Sponsor:E-Training for Dogs, Inc
Speaker(s):Barbara Handelman, M.Ed., LCMHC, CDBC

Contact: Cheryl Lynne Aguiar
 Email: cheryl@e-trainingfordogs.com
 Phone: 197-023-19965
 Web: https://e-trainingfordogs.com/service-dog-trainer-webinars/