CEU Event: Classical Conditioning in Dog Training-Thinking like a Dog Trainer

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


*CPDT-KA: 1.5 *CBCC-KA: 0
CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 1.50
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 is a 90 minute webinar recorded live, December, 2013. When training a dog, the first tools we think of are in the realm of operant conditioning; what the dog does produces an outcome. There is a whole other realm of learning that dog trainers need to know about; the learning that occurs classically! Classical conditioning is the effect that results when two stimuli are paired together. Using classical conditioning in dog training is a powerful type of learning that can help you change behaviours in profound ways, getting at the underpinning of motivation for canine behaviour. When you think like a dog trainer, you think both about what the learner has under his control, but also what he learns when he is not controlling aspects of his environment by understanding the use of classical conditioning in dog training. (illustration: 1. a dog bowl and 2. food-two paired stimuli)

Sponsor:E-Training for Dogs, Inc.
Speaker(s):Sue Alexander CPT-KSA, CBCC-KA, CDBC

Contact: Cheryl Aguiar
 Email: cheryl@e-trainingfordogs.com
 Phone: 970-231-9965
 Web: http://www.e-trainingfordogs.com/2013/11/classical-conditioning-in-dog-training/