CEU Event: The Thinking Animal: Cognition and Behavior (full student)

When: 09/23/2021 6:00pm to 10/14/2021 8:00pm
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 0.00 CBCC-KSA Knowledge: 8.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00 CBCC-KSA Skills: 0.00

* 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.


Have you ever wondered what’s going on in your dog’s head? Cognition refers to those intangible, invisible mental processes that influence behavior. All of these abilities combine to form the mental experience of an animal. And understanding that experience is critical to understanding behavior! This is truly fascinating stuff—and it will give you a new perspective on how to change behavior and promote wellbeing. The course covers cognition in general and many of the concepts will apply to any species, but we do focus on dogs. Don’t miss out on these great topics. We’ll be covering: -A variety of types of cognition including concept formation, reasoning, self-awareness and language. -Anthropomorphism and how it relates to working with animals -The question of consciousness in non-human animals -What we know about self-awareness -How to apply this information to living and working with dogs! Learn what goes on in our animals’ heads and come to understand that on a whole new level!

Sponsor:Smart Dog Training and Behavior LLC
Speaker(s):Kristina Spaulding, PhD, CAAB

Contact: Kristina Spaulding
 Email: info@smartdogtrainingandbehavior.com
 Web: http://smartdogtrainingandbehavior.com/the-thinking-animal/