CEU Event: Preventing Overexcitement: How to Promote True Relaxation and Calmness in Dogs in Animal Assisted In

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 is geared towards practitioners currently utilizing/working with their dogs in their professional practice (via animal assisted interventions) and provides them with a solid understanding of what arousal/overexcitement is in dogs and how to prevent, manage, and modify it. In this lecture, we will discuss what arousal is, what physiological changes occur in the body/brain of an animal who is or is becoming excited, and what function the associated behaviors we may see may have have/be serving for the animal when looking through an evolutionary lens. We’ll then discuss how one would approach building a training plan to modify overly excited behaviors and what calming and self control exercises help dogs build their ability to remain in control when excited. In addition, we’ll cover: balancing physical/mental exercise through various forms of enrichment; forms of physical exercise that tend to be most productive for our easily excited friends; how to increase criteria for a smooth transition into the real world; and management strategies to prevent problematic behaviors from occurring in the first place.

Sponsor:K9 Turbo Training
Speaker(s):Katelin Thomas

Contact: Katelin Thomas
 Email: katelin@k9turbotraining.com
 Web: http://www.k9turbotraining.com/