CEU Event: K9 Conservationists Handler Course

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


*CPDT-KA: 30 *CBCC-KA: 0
CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 24.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 6.00

* 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.


The course aims to teach topics that are relevant to all instructors and students of scent detection such as odor imprinting, how learning theory, cognition, and dog behavior relates to detection dog success; how to train your detection dog, including selection, troubleshooting, and operational searches; how to read terrain, vegetation, and odor movement for search success; how to conduct field searches safely, assess risk, and advocate for your K9 partner on-site; why welfare, ethics, and husbandry are so important to detection dog program success; and why sample storage and collection is so important and how to do it well.

Sponsor:K9 Conservationists
Speaker(s):Kayla Fratt, IAABC; Rachel Hamre, CPDT; Heather Nootbaar; Guest Lecturers Include: Lindsey Ware, CPD

Contact: Kayla Fratt; Heather Nootbaar;
 Email: k9conservationists@gmail.com
 Phone: 847-804-9044
 Web: https://k9conservationists.thinkific.com/courses/k9-conservationists-handler-course