CEU Event: Play in Animals: Play Behavior Goes Way Beyond Dogs

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.


Play is an unusual area of behavior because so much remains unknown about it. For starters, scientists are not sure what it’s for, how to define it, or what its evolutionary history is. It is most common in mammals and prevalent in a number of birds, but also occurs in other animal groups, including reptiles and some invertebrates. This webinar will delve into theories about the function of play, the difficulty in defining play, some of the most useful and often-used definitions, and discuss a variety of types of play. We will discuss who plays and how, including a discussion of some key aspects of human play as well as dog play. We will discuss what is known about play, what is unknown about play, and why play matters at all.

Sponsor:Raising Canine, LLC
Speaker(s):Karen London, Ph.D.

Contact: Susan Smith
 Email: sue@raisingcanine.com
 Phone: 512-916-4007
 Web: https://raisingcanine.com/