CEU Event: Intentional Thinking in Animals: Can They Do It and Is It Necessary

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 1.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00

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In this presentation, Ken McCort will explore the subject of Intentional Thinking in animals. Intentional thinking will be defined, exploring what it means in terms of behavior, as well as the levels involved in the process. We will then discuss how intentional thinking may lead to the ability of companion animals, especially dogs, to plot, plan, deceive and trick humans. This subject was first explored in the 1700's and has been more recently revisited by philosopher Daniel Dennett Ph. D. in the late 1980's. This cognitive process is very important to understand by anybody involved in handling and training animals of all species. A question and answer session will follow, moderated by Dr. Monique Udell.

Sponsor:Etraining for Dogs
Speaker(s):Ken McCort & Dr. Monique Udell (moderator)

Contact: Cheryl Asmus
 Email: cheryl@e-trainingfordogs.com
 Phone: 970-231-9965
 Web: http://www.e-trainingfordogs.com/2011/03/ethology-and-canine-behaviour-series/