CEU Event: What is a Dog? The Ethology of Our Best Friend (Auditor)

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


*CPDT-KA: 0 *CBCC-KA: 4.5
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.


Ethology is the scientific and objective study of animal behavior under natural conditions. In short, it’s the study of how animals behave in the real world. This course takes a deep dive into our understanding of dogs as a species, and therefore how we live with them and train them, how they learn, and how we can best solve behavioral issues if they arise. To address these questions we will consider: The interplay between canine domestication, evolution, and behavior Development in dogs: birth through adulthood The perceptual world of the dog and how it impacts behavior How dogs approach and solve problems in their environment The role of genetics in behavior The behavior of free-ranging dogs You will come away from this course with an even deeper appreciation and wonder for these amazing animals we live with. You’ll never look at dogs—or dog training—quite the same way again.

Sponsor:IAABC Foundation
Speaker(s):Dr Kristina Spaulding

 Email: courses@iaabcfoundation.org
 Web: https://www.iaabcfoundation.org/