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* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.
This online course covers all aspects of canine body language signals and calming behaviors, as well as real-world applications with other dogs and with humans. The course consists of 4 hours of video (as well as text) lectures utilizing both photos and videos. This is a fully contained, self-paced online course. Topics include basic body language signals and calming behaviors, as well as the concepts of choice and consent and space bubbles. Students will learn to interpret the subtle signals of anxiety and fear and how to differentiate between relaxed and stressed body language cues. Appropriate and inappropriate dog-dog greetings and play behavior will be addressed, as well as the basics of what to do in the event of a dog fight. Healthy and appropriate dog-human interactions will be covered, as well as how to facilitate safe relationships between children and dogs. Each chapter includes downloadable handouts and a short quiz. A final quiz unlocks a downloadable certificate of completion, as well as a list of resources for further study. Intended Audience: • dog owners • dog trainers • veterinarians and staff • shelter/rescue staff and volunteers • dog day care staff • groomers • dog walkers • pet sitters After taking this course, participants will be able to: • recognize and interpret the subtle signals of canine body language; • differentiate between relaxed and stressed body language cues; • understand the use of calming behaviors; • recognize appropriate and inappropriate dog-dog greetings and play sessions; • apply techniques in the event of a dog fight; • explain the importance of personal space and consent when working with dogs; • employ and facilitate proper greetings between people and dogs; and • facilitate safe and appropriate relationships between children and dogs. This course includes: • 4 hours of video tutorials • Over 300 photos and videos of real dogs • 25 handouts • Discussion boards • Certificate of Completion • Access to all course materials for 6 months TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction - Why learning dog body language is important Chapter 1 Body signals • Eyes • Mouth • Tongue • Facial Muscles • Whiskers • Ears • Tail • Quiz (8 questions – 100% required to move on) Chapter 2 Body Posture, Miscellaneous Signals & Special Conditions • Body Posture • Miscellaneous Signals • Special Conditions • Quiz (8 questions – 100% required to move on) Chapter 3 Calming Behaviors • Cut Off Signals • Calming Signals • Displacement Behaviors • Quiz (8 questions – 100% required to move on) Chapter 4 Body Language Overview • Distancing Behaviors • Body Language Examples • What’s in that Guilty Look • Quiz (8 questions – 100% required to move on) Chapter 5 Dog-Dog Interactions • Greetings • Play • Quiz (8 questions – 100% required to move on) Chapter 6 Dog-Human Interactions • Personal Space • Consent • Proper Greetings • Kids & Dogs • Quiz (8 questions – 100% required to move on) Final Quiz (25 questions – 92% required to download certificate of course completion) List of Additional Resources
Sponsor:Crimson Hound LLC
Speaker(s):Kerrie Hoar, M.S., CPDT-KA, IAABC-ADT, FDM, FFCP
Contact: Kerrie Hoar