CEU Event: Task Training for Animal Assisted Interventions

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.


This lecture provides those who work or plan to work with dogs in professional settings the tools they need to understand, motivate, and train their dogs in a way that is humane and psychologically healthy for them. After taking a deep dive into how dogs learn and how to use operant conditioning in training set ups, we will focus on how to train specific tasks that dogs in animal assisted interventions can use to be set up for success, including resting their chin on a patients lap, automatically leaving items that drop to the group, hand targeting, and contact-free training behaviors, such as spin, go around an object, and take a bow. We close this lecture by discussing how practitioners can use these behaviors in practice to help maintain engagement, enthusiasm, and motivation over time.

Sponsor:K9 Turbo Training & The American Psychological Association
Speaker(s):Katelin Thomas

Contact: Katelin Thomas
 Email: katelin@k9turbotraining.com
 Phone: 248-744-5738
 Web: http://www.k9turbotraining.com/