When: 10/07/2022 9:00am to 10/08/2022 3:30pm
* 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.
We are presenting a "double-header" conference with two separate topics on each day. Day 1 will be "Making the Human Half Suck Less - Taking Back Control When Dealing with Difficult Clients" and the description is: When you work as a pet care professional, often one of the hardest aspects of your job is handling your two-legged clients. How many of us agree we don’t like humans, that’s why we work with animals – but attached to every animal is at least one human. We have no choice. Whether it’s dealing with unrealistic expectations, payment and scheduling issues or difficult personalities, working with people can make the most passionate trainer, behavior consultant, pet sitter or shelter staff frustrated and at their wit’s end. This can lead to unneeded stress and even burnout and leaving the field. Listen to five expert speakers discuss different ways to handle our most extreme clients. From setting boundaries to creating and enforcing policies to using technology to prevent client headaches, we’ll cover the ins and outs of our most challenging clients: the humans. Day 2 is "Presenting the “Kitten” Cat Behavior Consultant Showcase" and the description is: When you work as a behavior consultant in the companion animal world, there are abundant speaking opportunities to demonstrate your knowledge if you work with dogs. For cat behavior consultants, particularly ones newer to the field, it can be much harder to get your voice heard. Sponsored by the Land on Your Feet (LYF) Mentor program for cat behavior consultants, this conference day will feature X talks by cat behavior consultants with a variety of experiences and topics to peak your interest. If you’re new to the field or have been working with cats for a long time, we invite you to listen to some fascinating discussions of cat behavior and working as a cat behavior consultant.
Speaker(s):Day 1: Teoti Anderson, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP Mychelle Garrigan, MSW, CDBC Katenna Jones, ScM, ACAAB, CCBC
Contact: Mychelle Garrigan