CEU Event: Puppy School Instructors' Course

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 6.00
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.


This class includes puppy behaviour essentials for trainers and veterinary clinic staff. We address scientifically sound and ethical methods of teaching puppies, from setting up a class, to how to handle problem puppies. THIS COURSE CONTAINS 8 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION.​ Reading puppy body language: This is the most important thing you will teach in puppy classes! earn to interpret both obvious and more subtle body language and how to teach owners to do the same. ​Kids and dogs: How to deal with kids in the puppy class situation. Rules for owners to set up for kids and dogs at home. How to teach dogs to behave around kids and kids to behave around dogs. Socialisation: What is socialisation and how should we approach it? We’ll discuss the role of play in puppy class, as well as the important balance between providing enough stimulation and overwhelming pups. Training - What you need to know: Reinforcement vs punishment; the best way to train puppies, and how to get owners on board. Training - Practical lessons for your classes: What exercises should you teach in puppy school and how? Fun games to get people involved. Husbandry training for puppies: Puppy handling and care. How to teach puppies to accept husbandry procedures like grooming, ear care and muzzling. ​Puppy problems and problem puppies: Troubleshooting solutions for common puppy problems (biting, jumping up, stealing objects), how to toilet train puppies. How to recognise when the problem is more serious (anxiety and aggression) and what to do about it. Setting up your puppy class: We will cover the practicalities of how to set up the area and manage enrolments for a successful puppy class. How many puppies? What age should they be? How many sessions should each class be? What kind of class notes should you use?

Sponsor:Pet Perspective
Speaker(s):**Dr Jen Nesbitt-Hawes BVSc MVSt MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)

Contact: Jen Nesbitt-Hawes
 Email: jen@petperspective.com.au
 Phone: 049-076-6273
 Web: http://www.petperspective.com.au/