When: 10/21/2023 9:00am to 10/23/2023 4:30pm
* 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 Detection Fundamentals workshop covers detection training concepts with the capability to reach people at a variety of different working levels from just starting out in odor work to troubleshooting established detection teams. The main focus would be hands-on training, with a presentation at the start of the workshop to cover theory and development. Topics: -Odor hygiene (aid storage/handling) -Foundational obedience (platform training) -Reward Hierarchy -Hunt Games (Toy/Food Hunts) -Establishing a Marker system, direct vs indirect reward -Focus games (building the Passive Alert on primary) -Conditioning Odor (Imprinting) -Discrimination (progression through odor thresholds and distractors/proofing items, data keeping) -Intro to area hides -Leash handling -Troubleshooting -Blinding (single, double, clever hands) -ORT procedures -Controlled negatives About Lily: Lily is a trainer at Grassroots K9 where she raises and develops green malinois and labradors for single and dual purpose sale to police departments in the US and Canada, and trains pet obedience in a board and train format. Previously, Lily worked for Ford K9, raising and training narcotic, firearm, explosive, and bed bug detection dogs and handlers, and at the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF), puppy raising and assisting in the training of live find and human remains disaster search dogs. While at SDF, she also managed the Fit to Work conditioning program for the dogs in training. Lily received her masters in Cognitive and Behavioral Science from Auburn University. She holds two bachelor of science degrees in Animal Behavior and Psychology with a Neuroscience focus. Lily has worked in Duke’s Canine Cognition and Auburn’s Comparative Cognition laboratories conducting assessments on populations of explosive detection dogs at a variety of ages to examine predictive profiles of performance. Lily has interned with Simon Prins in the Netherlands, Mike Nezbeth in Canada, and teaches canine cognition and detection seminars in the US, Canada, and Europe.
Sponsor:Tenacious Dog Training
Speaker(s):Lily Strassberg, MS
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