CEU Event: Be a Better Teacher, Be a Better Trainer: Intro to Teaching Basics

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


*CPDT-KA: 0.5 *CBCC-KA: 0
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.


As trainers, we of course spend a lot of time training dogs, but more than likely we spend most of our time training people to train dogs. Teaching people isn’t easy, but it’s paramount to what we do. We know all dogs do not learn in the same way or within the same time frame: people don’t either. Just like we vary the rewards for dogs to keep learning interesting and fun, the same goes for people: we need different stimuli and we need to feel reinforced that we are making progress. Like Dr. Ian Dunbar says, “When I’m training a dog, I develop a relationship with that dog. He’s my buddy, and I want to make training fun.” It should be the same for our clients. This webinar comes from a teacher’s perspective who has more than a decade of public education experience, and it focuses on the basics of building a good lesson plan for training sessions.We will cover how to construct a solid dog training lesson geared toward people that appeals to a variety of learning styles. The basics will include identifying training objectives and how to organize lessons based on the objectives while also emphasizing effective time management. We will also cover different methods to check for understanding and look at how building confidence in pet parents’ abilities correlates with their dogs’ success. Discussions will show connections between how both dogs and people learn and how you can use these similarities to maximize training sessions. Being a good trainer, or even a great trainer, isn’t enough. We need to be good teachers as well to make the most positive impact on dogs’ lives. Ultimately, this webinar will help you revitalize your approach to training by helping you reach your clients on a deeper level, facilitate understanding of key training concepts and help grow the bond between them and their dogs.

Speaker(s):Rachel Brix, CPDT-KA

Contact: Jennifer Franco
 Email: jennifer.franco@apdt.com
 Phone: 800-738-3647
 Web: https://www.pathlms.com/apdt