CEU Event: Getting the Green Light: A Protocol for Choice and Consent

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


*CPDT-KA: 1.5 *CBCC-KA: 0
CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 1.50
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.


Getting the Green Light: A Protocol for Choice and Consent Webinar discusses a "ready to work" + a "start button" protocol pairing to make sure a dog is able to work in a new environment and give them a choice about whether to proceed. "Ready to work" is defined as able and willing to work with the handler in that moment. "Start button" is defined as a behavior the dog knows precedes a procedure or sequence of events. Using them together, for example for Nosework or other performance events, enhances communication with the handler and gives the dog a way to choose to work and perform. Using each button separately (using Ready as a check in, and Start Button as consent) is also discussed.


Contact: Jess Erace
 Email: acrocat@rocketmail.com