CEU Event: Loose Leash Walking: The Dance Dissected

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.


Modern, dog-centered loose leash walking is not the single, homogenous behavior of simply trotting by your side, but rather one of the most complex things that we ask our dogs to do with us. It’s an improvised dance that involves two parties making decisions moment by moment, in response to each other and an ever-changing environment. Like any improvised performance you would actually want to watch, it requires a suite of interlocking prerequisite skills, for both handler and for the dog, that need to be generalized across many situations. In this session, Kiki will talk about what initial arrangements may facilitate this learning from the get-go and why; organize and break out critical component skills for both dogs and handlers; and discuss how to teach some of the ones that she thinks are often overlooked.

Sponsor:IAABC Foundation
Speaker(s):Kiki Yablon

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