CEU Event:  Lessons in Fear and Aggression – Advanced Desensitization Techniques

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 9.00
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.


The purpose of this course is to help the dog owner or trainer better understand how to approach and solves fear issues in dogs including fear reactivity and the more unique issues seen in mill dog rescues. The course provides solutions for more difficult fear issues. This is an 8 lesson online course, with many video demonstrations. It has several quizzes and a final exam to assess learning. What you can expect to learn from this course: Students will learn the role of habituation when working with fear issues; How habituation differed from sensory perception, desensitization, and counter conditioning; How to work through habituation issues which result in a lack of socialization and chronic stress; More detailed applications of the soothing touch technique and its role in fear reduction; How to use the watch command to calm a dog; How to break down training into smaller steps to help make progress in a fear issue which has stalled out; What handler mistakes can increase a fear reaction in a dog; A video illustration showing the correct handling of an unexpected fear stimulus changing the situation from an over-threshold response into a successful training session; and, modifications in training when working with fear in a reserved dog. Mill/rescue dog issues are covered in detail, including: The science behind their behavior problems; Reading body language which is more unique to mill dog and how to respond correctly to that body language; How to deal with intense shutdown displayed by some mill dogs when they are afraid; How to work through negative coping techniques that some mill dog rescues have become dependent on; and,Techniques to change a negative association into a positive association in a mill dog in regard to contact with people.

Sponsor:E-Training for Dogs, Inc
Speaker(s):Peggy Swager, B.S.

Contact: Cheryl Lynne Aguiar
 Email: cheryl@e-trainingfordogs.com
 Phone: 197-023-19965
 Web: https://e-trainingfordogs.com/lessons-in-fear-and-aggression-advanced-desensitization-techniques/