CEU Event: How Moods, Emotions and Learning Relate to Undesired Behaviour

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


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.

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Challenging behaviour in animals can range from inconvenient to embarrassing to exasperating - to the people who have to live with them. To the animals involved, those behaviours are often not problematic at all, but rather their solution to a problem that they're experiencing - and our task is often to help the animal find another solution that's less annoying to us - or to remove the animal's problem altogether. This webinar will provide a framework for how to approach behavioural challenges. Using a holistic perspective involving ethological, affective and behaviour analytical approaches, we will discuss the following: * how mood states influence perception, decision making and behaviour, and how we can help change the animal's mood. * how emotional reactions to triggers in the environment affect behaviour, and how we through carefully addressing those triggers can change emotions. * how understanding the function of the behaviour can help explain what's going on - and how we can change that function. * by changing mood states, emotional reactions to potential triggers and the function of the behaviour in the challenging context, the animal will in turn change his behaviour. The different techniques and perspectives used at each of these three levels of approach will be outlined in the presentation.

Sponsor:Pet Professional Guild
Speaker(s):Dr. Karolina Westlund

Contact: Rebekah King
 Email: events@petprofessionalguild.com
 Web: https://petprofessionalguild.com/event-5367938