CEU Event: Using an Enrichment Framework to Help Cats Succeed in Homes

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


*CPDT-KA: 0 *CBCC-KA: 1.5
CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 0.00
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.


Enrichment is often thought of as keeping animals entertained or busy, but in actuality it should function as a systematic, evidence based, and data driven way to increase welfare. Enrichment improves an animal's physical, behavioral, and emotional health so that they are free to perform a robust diversity of species-typical behaviors in healthy, safe, and appropriate ways. When we approach behavior change through an enrichment framework, we take the whole animal and their entire environment into account. The majority of maladaptive behaviors we see in cats have root causes in unmet needs and compromised welfare, so in this presentation we'll discuss what it looks like to address common behavior issues in cats through an enrichment framework.

Sponsor:IAABC Foundation
Speaker(s):Emily Strong

 Email: courses@iaabcfoundation.org
 Web: https://iaabcfoundation.org/events/