CEU Event: CPDT-KA Exam Prep Course

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 7.00
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.


The CPDT-KA Exam Study Course is a 7 lesson course that helps students to prepare fir the Certified Professional Dog Trainer Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) Exam. The CPDT-KA exam study course is also excellent for trainers looking for a broad foundation in training theory. Whether you are new to the profession or seasoned as a dog training instructor, you will increase your understanding of the science and art of learning, canine development, behavior, ethology, husbandry and health through the CPDT-KA Fundamentals course. There’s something here for all dedicated dog trainers to enhance your understanding and ability to work with dogs and their people. Plus, by taking this informative course, you’ll gain access to a reliable cohort of professional trainers across the nation that is also studying for the exam. This network provides encouragement and support, with the guidance of the instructor and successful CPDT-KA certificants, to assist you in your exam preparation. Live chats, access to private Facebook group and many trainers either new CPDT-K or prepping for the exam. Become the newest certified CPDT-KA in your state and position yourself at the top of the industry! What you can expect to learn from this Course: Professional practices and ethics as prescribed by the CCPDT, including the Humane Hierarchy and how that applies to real-world dog training, and an explanation of the ethical statement that CPDT-KA applicants are required to sign; Learning theory and application: classical and operant conditioning, cues, stimulus control, shaping, management, Premack and Thorndike’s principles, and how these are applied to training plans; Thorough understanding of training equipment: proper uses, advantages and disadvantages, including a discussion of tools which are considered aversive; Instructional skills: inter and intrapersonal communication, learning styles, classroom preparation and management and techniques for dealing with difficult clients; Canine body language, normal and abnormal canine behavior for intact and neutered female and male dogs, aggression, signals of stress, cut-off signals, fear behaviors, appetitive and elimination behavior and more; Current theories on the history of canine domestication, facts about canine development through all life stages including puppies, adolescent, adult and senior dogs, tour through classifications of dogs and their breed tendencies; and, Canine health and husbandry: basic nutrition, grooming, parasites, current vaccination guidelines and infectious diseases, symptoms which may limit a dog’s participation in training and emergency first aid. CCPDT Affiliation Disclaimer: Please note that this course is not affiliated with nor endorsed by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT). To prevent any conflicts of interest in both the presentation of this material and the CCDPT, certification by the CCPDT is independent from this study preparation.

Sponsor:E-Training for Dogs, Inc
Speaker(s):Christina DeJuan, PhD, CPDT-KA and Carin Ford, MA, CPDT-KA

Contact: Cheryl Lynne Aguiar
 Email: cheryl@e-trainingfordogs.com
 Phone: 970-231-9965
 Web: https://e-trainingfordogs.com/cpdt-ka-exam-study-course/