CEU Event: An In-Depth Look at Counter Conditioning.

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.


Feeding a dog in the presence of an eliciting stimulus is often masked as counter conditioning him. When it doesn´t work we label the process as ineffective or assume it’s not the best choice for that particular dog or situation. But the only times counter conditioning doesn’t work is if it’s not counter conditioning, if it’s not performed correctly, or if there is some physiological or neurological process inhibiting learning. There are pillars that support a counter conditioning procedure. Novelty, salience, contingency, contiguity and timing are the main ones. Similarly, there are factors – mainly human error – that hinder the process. In this webinar we will explore those pillars and discuss human errors that make counter conditioning “ineffective”. Learning Objectives - Understand the importance and impact of novelty. - What is more important? Contiguity, contingency, or both? - Learn how pre-exposure to the US can make it less effective. - Increase US salience while decreasing trigger salience. - Learn about trace conditioning, simultaneous conditioning, short and long-delay conditioning and when to use them. - The role of backward conditioning. - Avoid common errors during a counter conditioning procedure. - Some practical examples.

Sponsor:Pet Professional Guild
Speaker(s):Alexandra Santos

Contact: Sharon Nettles
 Email: events@petprofessionalguild.com
 Phone: 184-446-26473
 Web: https://petprofessionalguild.com/event-4644572