CEU Event: Fallacious or Veracious? An interactive fallacy-identifying webinar

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 1.00
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.


Logical fallacies are extremely common in human communication. We’re all using them all the time, and so are our colleagues, friends, and even (perhaps especially) those who wish to continue to use aversive tools or other harmful techniques on dogs. Fallacies can sound good when we hear them—if they weren’t compelling, we wouldn’t use them, and they wouldn’t be classified as logical fallacies! For this reason, the fallacies that are the most commonly trotted out in dog training rhetoric are those that tend to convince people the most easily of the arguer’s righteousness, despite there being issues—sometimes big, important issues—with the arguer’s position. Since fallacies can obfuscate the truth while remaining compelling, we need to be able to identify them, rather than being convinced by them. Quite simply, we need to notice logical fallacies so we can adequately assess the arguments that are put forward by our colleagues and other experts in the field. Pointing out a fallacy can be an effective way to counter these fallacies. In this webinar, the presenter will review what logical fallacies are and use clear and relevant dog training examples to explain some of the most common and important logical fallacies that we see in the dog training world. Then, she’ll use an interactive format with audience participation to review some other examples of logical fallacies to help identify the error in a suite of example statements about dogs and dog training based on real-world arguments, advertisements, and education

Sponsor:Pet Professional Guild
Speaker(s):Kristi Benson

Contact: Rebekah King
 Email: events@petprofessionalguild.com
 Web: https://petprofessionalguild.com/event-5307026