CEU Event: How to Improve the Accessibility of Your Dog Training Services for Clients with Disabilities.

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 6.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 3.00

* 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.


People with disabilities are the largest minority group and over a billion people are living with disabilities worldwide. Many people with disabilities have pet dogs so it is important for professional pet dog trainers to have skills and knowledge on how to accommodate clients with disabilities. With a set of new skills and supportive knowledge you can establish yourself in your marketplace as the professional to call! In this workshop you will learn how to assess the accessibility of your training classes and implement improvements that can make a big difference for your clients. Learning Objectives: How to better communicate with clients with disabilities. You will explore challenges clients with disabilities encounter in dog training and learn strategies to accommodate training so they can be successful working with their dogs. You will also review different instructional techniques to help clients with various kinds of disabilities best benefit from your training services. The workshop is divided between three sessions. Each session is a combination of video presentations, live discussions as well as online discussions in a virtual group for attendees. Workshop participants will also have the opportunity to participate in each live session and for those who choose the working spot registration there will be an opportunity after each of the three sessions to submit short written projects and hands-on training video for instructor feedback. Session Details Day 1 - Understanding Disability, Accessibility and Communicating Effectively with Clients with Disabilities. Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 6 p.m. Eastern Time Learning Objectives: Facts about disabilities – statistics, categories Disability etiquette People first language and Identity first language Strategies for communicating with clients with different kinds of disabilities Assessing and improving accessibility of training classes Improving accessibility in virtual lessons Q&A session Homework (short approximately 250 word – one page essay): What are accessibility challenges attendees encounter in their work? What are some strategies they could use to address these? Day 2 - Accommodating Dog Training for Clients with Disabilities. Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 6 p.m. Eastern Time Learning Objectives: Training accommodation strategies for different kinds of disabilities Accommodations for clients with limited hand use Accommodations for clients with mobility impairments Loose leash walking Safety and fall prevention strategies Accommodations for clients with sensory impairments Q&A session with a homework review Homework: Work on teaching a dog positioning in front of you (facing you) and by your left side while seated (from beginning to the end of training session) use a rolling chair if possible. Repeat the process while wearing gloves. Submit up to 3 min. video of your training (optional). Participants can share what the challenges were, what might be some accommodation ideas in the discussion group. Day 3 - Accommodating Instructional Strategies for Clients with Disabilities. Friday, June 24, 2022, at 6 p.m. Eastern Time Learning Objectives: Delivering instruction and planning lessons Instructional scaffolding Multi-modal teaching Graphic organizers Checklists Reducing and modifying content Important take aways Resources Where to learn more Q&A session with a homework review Homework: Create a graphic organizer or multi-level checklist for a common training challenge.

Sponsor:Pet Professional Guild
Speaker(s):Veronica Sanchez

Contact: Sharon Nettles
 Email: events@petprofessionalguild.com
 Phone: 184-446-26473
 Web: https://petprofessionalguild.com/event-4713932