CEU Event: Saving Shelter Cats: Evaluation, Enrichment and Behavior rehabilitation

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


*CPDT-KA: 0.5 *CBCC-KA: 3
CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 0.50
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 seminar dvd can be found at www.tawzerdog.com Cats pose a unique challenge to shelters. Most cats find the shelter environment, with restrictive confinement and exposure to unfamiliar animals and people, extremely stressful. During this presentation, we review indicators of stress and learn how various forms of enrichment can aid in reducing stress. We cover the limited information available on evaluating feline temperament for decisions regarding suitability for adoption and selecting appropriate placement. Evaluations sometimes reveal problematic behavior -- behavior modification and management can improve or even resolve certain issues in the shelter environment. The techniques of positive reinforcement, desensitization, and counter conditioning are demonstrated in the context of shelter cases.

Speaker(s):Pamela Reid, Ph.D, CAAB, CPDT

Contact: Alta F Tawzer
 Email: alta@tawzerdog.com
 Phone: 888-566-3003
 Web: http://www.tawzerdog.com/