CEU Event: Resilience Conditioning in Shelter Dogs - Building Bounce Back for Life in the Real World

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


*CPDT-KA: 1.5 *CBCC-KA: 0
CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 1.50
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.


Resilience is the ability to adapt successfully to or recover from stress and resist the negative effects of stress. How do we build resilience in shelter dogs where the environment itself can be stressful? Research investigating the physiological and behavioral basis for resilience in animals, as well as human health and well-being, can help us develop potential interventions to facilitate increasing and maintaining resilience in dogs throughout life. In this webinar, we will learn how to integrate resilience conditioning exercises into behavior modification plans for shelter dogs using the Resilience Rainbow framework developed by my colleagues Dr. Kathy Murphy (BVetMEd, DPhil, CVA, CLAS, MRCVS) and Bobbie Bhambree (CDBC, CPDT-KA) at Behavior Vets. Resilience conditioning for shelter dogs can be the best way to help dogs cope with the stressors of living in a shelter environment and prepare them for the inevitable stressors in the real world post-adoption. Join us as we go beyond good manners and counter-conditioning training and focus on making the most impact on a dog’s life during their stay in the shelter. We will explore how developing resilience can help dogs respond effectively to environmental change and recover from the negative effects of stress. In addition, the relatively simple exercises and activities that promote resilience conditioning can easily be taught to adopters so they have effective tools to support their dogs for a lifetime. These webinars are suitable for veterinary professionals, animal trainers, animal behaviorists, dog sports teams, shelter and rescue staff and volunteers, pet guardians, and anyone with an interest in evidence-based behavior intervention.

Sponsor:Behavior Vets
Speaker(s):Ferdie Yau, MA, CPDT-KA

Contact: Behavior Vets
 Email: webinars@behaviorvets.com
 Phone: 646-661-1001
 Web: https://behaviorvets.mylearnworlds.com/course/resilience-conditioning-for-shelter-dogs