CEU Event: Building a Bridge - The Importance of Timing

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 presentation talks to the importance of timing in our training. This is done under the umbrella of talking about bridges, ABC's and what's most relevant for the learner in front of us. There will be examples used with dogs, a goldfish and a cockatoo to help illustrate the points made in the presentation. The participants of the class will leave with a new way of looking at bridges and a heightened appreciation of the importance of good timing, not just when using a bridge but in all aspects of their animal training. Learning Objectives Define terminology. Discuss placement of a Bridge in ABC's - With it being both a Consequence and an Antecedent. Talk about the importance of timing. Talk about the effects of delayed positive reinforcement on learning in dogs with literature based evidence. Talk about alternatives to clickers. Example of a flashlight used with a goldfish. The benefits of filming your training. Three steps for testing your clicker efficiency. A video case study with a cockatoo.

Speaker(s):Ryan Cartlidge

Contact: Sharon Nettles
 Email: membershipcoordinator@petprofessionalguild.com
 Phone: 731-432-3688
 Web: https://petprofessionalguild.com/event-3077775