CEU Event: Slow Thinking is Lifesaving for Dogs™: Why It's Important & How to Teach It

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


*CPDT-KA: 0 *CBCC-KA: 20
CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 0.00
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.


Dogs struggling with aggression habitually make fast-twitch decisions about their behavior when confronted with a threatening or scary stimulus. The consequences of this are too often a bite incident and then surrender to shelter or even euthanasia for a dog. This four-week course will examine how to transform this unfortunately familiar scenario by incorporating insights from cutting-edge research on canine cognition. It will focus on the cognitive foundations of aggression in dogs & how changing a dog's thinking patterns can help them find more appropriate ways of responding to concerning or scary stimuli. The course will also offer practical strategies as well as exercises that will help your own (or your client’s) dog become a slow, non­-aroused thinker. While the original focus of my Slow Thinking program was dogs struggling with aggression, it will significantly benefit dogs with other behavior issues. It’s also a great preventative program for any dog, including puppies.

Sponsor:Four Paws, Four Directions Dog Training & Behavior Consulting, LLC
Speaker(s):Laura Donaldson, PhD, CDBC, KPA CTP

Contact: Laura Donaldson
 Email: fourpaws@twcny.rr.com
 Phone: 160-734-7433
 Web: https://laura-s-school-1f3f.thinkific.com/?fbclid=IwAR0gWKAyxu8it2fDT8TuNzxJLgocrb22GDHtg-ufJr4A8ZIJ