CEU Event: Evaluating a Detection Dog Candidate in an Animal Shelter

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.


This recorded webinar will help staff/volunteers in shelters and rescues learn how to identify and evaluate potential working dog candidates. As you know, these dogs require a lot of enrichment and stimulation, and sometimes that is difficult to make time for in a shelter setting. And in addition, many of these types of dogs do not make good pets, and are often returned (sometimes more than once!) because they are too high energy and high drive for their adoptive families. The goal of this presentation is to give those working with these canines the tools they need to see if they have the natural characteristics of a potential detection/search dog, in the hopes that they will minimize their shelter stay and find their hopeful career sooner.

Sponsor:National Disaster Search Dog Foundation
Speaker(s):Kathleen Brennan

Contact: Katie Brennan
 Email: katie@searchdogfoundation.org
 Phone: 805-803-5949
 Web: https://searchdogfoundation.org/