CEU Event: APDT 2023 Workshop- Transformation by Motivation: Helping Humans See and Do Things Differently with

When: 10/17/2023 9:00am to 10/17/2023 3:30pm
Where: Northern Kentucky Convention Center


*CPDT-KA: 3.75 *CBCC-KA: 3
CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 0.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 3.75

* 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.


While most dog trainers acknowledge that the human half of the dog training equation is critical, it can be frustrating to deal with certain outmoded human beliefs, behaviors, and training practices. Canine professionals have much to offer their human clients, but too often it does not seem to be valued or received well. This workshop focuses on the principles and applications of motivation theories to highlight a variety of approaches that can enhance dog training. Demonstrations and lighthearted skills practice will increase participants’ impact on their human clients while simultaneously improving dogs’ lives. How to handle some of the most common frustrations with people while working with their dogs will also be covered. The methods in this workshop have been shown to be very effective, and they can be applied to training for specific roles, such as therapy work. A goodness-of-fit model to help clients develop realistic expectations of their dogs will be introduced. Learning objectives: Participants will be able to… 1. Define “motivation” for humans and give a reason why it is important in dog training. 2. Identify 2 reasons why “modeling” is important in human learning. 3. Give 3 reasons why relationship should be a core consideration in dog training. 4. Incorporate at least 4 different human training techniques that have been successful in changing human behavior. 5. Describe at least 2 reasons why play and playfulness are important in dog training

Speaker(s):Rise VanFleet, PhD, RPT-S, CDBC

Contact: Jennifer Franco
 Email: education@apdt.com
 Phone: 800-738-3647
 Web: https://www.apdtconference.com/


Northern Kentucky Convention Center
1 W Rivercenter Blvd
Covington, KY 41011
United States