CEU Event: Understand Impulsivity and Become More Skilled at Working with Impulsive Dogs

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 1.00
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.


When we talk about impulsive behavior, we are inclined to take the simplistic approach that it will be brought under control if the dog just learns to wait for things. But what if there are biological factors interfering with the dog’s ability to learn impulse control? Shouldn’t we, perhaps, be looking at impulsivity as a trait rather than as a behavior choice? Shouldn’t we also consider that, in the process of teaching a dog impulse control, we may set such high standards that he is set up for failure? This presentation focuses on different types of impulsivity (cognitive and motor); the nature of long-term impulsivity; the role of serotonin and dopamine in impulsivity; the various symptoms or signs of impulsivity, and games for teaching impulse control. Alexandra will also share the guidelines she uses for working with impulsive dogs. Learning Objectives Learn the characteristics of impulsivity Recognize signs of impulsivity Become acquainted with some games that will teach impulse control How to apply differential reinforcement effectively Guidelines for working with impulsive dogs

Sponsor:Pet Professional Guild
Speaker(s):Alexandra Santos

Contact: Sharon Nettles
 Email: membershipcoordinator@petprofessionalguild.com
 Phone: 731-300-6520
 Web: https://petprofessionalguild.com/event-3622794