* 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.
The purpose of this course is to help the dog owner or trainer better understand fear issues, especially, a conditioned fear response; and, to teach the skills for dealing with fear and aggression issues in dogs that may result from a conditioned fear response. When it comes to working with dogs, owner and trainers never set out to create a conditioned fear response (CFR), especially given the challenges this issue creates. Unfortunately, a CFR can happen in dogs without intent and yet result in some of the most difficult fear issues you may encounter. If you plan on dealing with fear issues in dogs, it becomes imperative to learn how to identify and work to resolve conditioned fear responses. What you can expect to learn from this course: Students will learn Watson’s discovery of the CFR; Pavlov’s discovery of spontaneous recovery issues when working to desensitize a CFR; An understanding of drives, natural and learned triggers, and how they relate to a CFR; Fear pathways and how they function in regard to CFR as compared to a regular fear reaction; The difference between stacked triggers and a CFR; How the Miller Rat Study offers techniques that can help resolve CFR issues; Technique modifications when working to resolve a CFR; How the additive effects of fear compares to a CFR; Why the Nauseated Rat Study may offer techniques for some fear issues, but is not a good technique for a CFR; and desensitization techniques to apply when working with fear issues and damage control should you trigger a CFR.
Sponsor:E-Training for Dogs, Inc
Speaker(s):Peggy Swager, B.S.
Contact: Cheryl Aguiar