CEU Event: How to Maximize Our Food Reinforcers: Factors that Influence the Reinforcing Value of Food

When: 09/19/2023 6:00pm to 09/19/2023 7:30pm
Where: Online


*CPDT-KA: 0 *CBCC-KA: 1.5
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.


Food is a regularly used reinforcer in animal training. Despite the apparent utility, little research has evaluated its efficacy in companion species or investigated factors that affect its value for the learner. In this webinar, we will cover research on dogs (mainly) and horses (a bit) that has evaluated food as a reinforcer and investigate the factors that can influence how effective it is for training, including quality, quantity, delay, and delivery methods. At the end of this webinar, attendees will have a data-based understanding of the utility of food as a reinforcer for several species, how it compares to other reinforcers, and what dimensions we can vary and how to maximize the reinforcing value of food for our learners.

Sponsor:Behavior Vets
Speaker(s):Erica Feuerbacher PhD, BCBA-D, CAAB, CPDT-KA

Contact: Behavior Vets
 Email: webinars@behaviorvets.com
 Phone: 646-661-1001
 Web: https://behaviorvets.mylearnworlds.com/course/factors-that-influence-the-reinforcing-value-of-food