CEU Event: Improving Job Satisfaction and Reducing Burn-Out in Working and Service Horses

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 0.00
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.


"""Working animals represent a large investment in training and resources, and each animal’s performance is essential to meeting the service goals. Like humans, some working horses appear to experience burn-out, and behavioral and physical issues are the primary reasons for working horse turnover. Burn-out models developed for human employees and athletes provide a useful framework for working animals, for whom task demands are both psychological and physical. This talk focuses on strategies that trainers and behaviorists can adopt to improve working equine welfare and retention.They include establishing systematic protocols to prevent and detect burn-out, such as selecting individuals that are a good fit for the task, creating a positive training experience, ensuring sufficient rest and recovery, and providing a good ‘work-life balance’ that satisfies the animal’s ethological needs."""

Sponsor:IAABC Foundation
Speaker(s):Dr. Robin Foster

 Email: courses@iaabcfoundation.org
 Web: https://iaabcfoundation.org/2023-animal-behavior-conference/