CEU Event: Applied Ethology & Family Dog Mediation Professional Certificate Course – The L.E.G.S.® of the 21st
When: 08/10/2022 9:00am to 08/14/2022 5:00pm
Where: Wolf Park
* 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.
PLEASE NOTE: CPDT-KA can earn a MAXIMUM of 12 CPDT-KSA Skills.
Dog “behavior problems” have reached epidemic levels in pet dogs, despite the remarkable commitment and extensive interventions of dog training professionals and loving families to resolve them. Kim Brophey offers that the field of Applied Ethology is the missing key to our understanding the dynamic reasons behind these struggles, as well as the starting point for meaningful solutions. Kim’s vision is to facilitate a critical paradigm shift in our relationships with dogs through this lost science of Applied Ethology and the new specialized practice of Family Dog Mediation. Through the addition and integration of these elemental principles, participating dog behavior professionals will revolutionize their own work and help to redefine how we perceive, talk about, and treat our canine companions as a society. This full certificate course in Applied Ethology and Family Dog Mediation provides a thorough scientific examination of the intersection of canine and human evolution, welfare, behavior, and relationship in the modern world – filling in a critical information and credential gap for dog behavior professionals in the industry. Kim will discuss the essential role of the ethological lens in our professional task of understanding and mediating human-dog relationships. Seminarians will be guided through Kim’s trademarked L.E.G.S.® initiative (Learning, Environment, Genetics, and Self), which has received international praise by colleagues as ground-breaking for the dog behavior industry. The late Raymond Coppinger, world-renowned ethologist and evolutionary biologist, said of the L.E.G.S.® initiative, “I have never seen such a creative, imaginative, and well-coordinated program.” During this intensive five-day course, attendees will be given a solid and comprehensive foundation in the integrated science of Applied Ethology to expand their professional knowledge base and ability to accurately identify and effectively treat a range of serious behavior cases. Students will additionally have the unprecedented opportunity to witness the applied ethology course concepts through live demonstrations with the wolves at the park, as well as to experience how to practically apply this science in behavior assessments and interventions through live Family Dog Mediation™ demonstrations with Kim and real local clients seeking help for their canine companions. Complete coursebook with additional resources and references will be provided. Attendees will receive a certificate and the designation of Family Dog Mediator (FDM).
Speaker(s):Kim Brophey, CDBC, CPDT-KA, FDM
Contact: Christopher Lile
4004 E 800 N
Battle Ground, IN 47920