* 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.
While shaping is considered a critical skill for dogs and handlers, it can be challenging to apply. Many trainers struggle with timing or appropriate criteria shifts, ensuring the rate of reward is high enough to prevent frustration and provide meaningful information for the dog. In this webinar you will learn how structured shaping and using “props”, and antecedent arrangements can get us closer to errorless learning, creating a high rate of correct responses, producing greater results in less time, while lowering frustration in both dog and handler. And while props are highly effective tools in communicating criteria quickly, we benefit only if we can separate the prop before it becomes an integral part of the behavior. The webinar includes instruction on how to apply this critical process, including adding new cues, and maintaining strength in the behavior once the aid of the prop is removed. This webinar is geared toward trainers looking to create more effective and efficient training sessions while maintaining a shaping paradigm. Come and explore the creative use of props and “shaping the environment” to enhance your training.