CEU Event: Enhancing relationships between dogs and humans: From jumpy, scratchy, hyper active, or experiencing

When: 08/10/2024 9:30am to 08/10/2024 4:00pm
Where: Fukuoka Businenss Academy


*CPDT-KA: 5.5 *CBCC-KA: 2
CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 1.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 4.50

* 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.


Do you live or work with an animal that can get too excited and jump, mouth, or scratch people, destroy furniture and objects, or struggle with separation anxiety?    If we don't do anything, these behaviors can become more severe and problematic for dogs and humans... It can lead to dogs being surrendered to animal shelters or rehomed, fewer interactions or outings for the dog, and changing our daily routines, etc. ​ However, there is good news! When our dogs behave like this, they are telling us something important - that we have something they really want... OUR AFFECTION!   To fulfill the dog's needs and teach more desirable behavior, we can give the dog what they want, our affection, for doing easier and more desirable behavior that we want. And we have the perfect training technique to do this! ​ Constructional Affection uses affection in the form of gentle petting and stroking to teach desirable interactions between animals and humans. It teaches our dogs how to appropriately ask for and receive our affection so they can be the ideal companions we always knew they could be!  ​ The benefits of Constructional Affection include: Builds mutually enjoyable relationships between dogs and the people who care for them Establishes clear communication with our dogs Great tool for help with separation anxiety Teaches dog how to relax in many settings Helps shelter dogs get adopted and stay adopted It is fun and easy! And more! ​ Constructional Affection has been able to successfully help dogs and their family establish the kinds of relationships they dreamed of. It also has helped shelter dogs across the globe learn the kinds of behaviors that get them adopted. In this one-day workshop, Sean Will and Maasa Nishimuta from CAAWT will introduce a new approach to transform dogs from jumping and scratching or experiencing anxiety to calmly sitting or lying down next to us to ask for our affection. Through the workshop, you will learn the constructional approach (Goldiamond, 1974)*, how to ask questions to animals to know what they want, and the Constructional Affection (Will & Maasa, 2023). Through dog video examples and fun exercises, the attendees will learn what and how to do Constructional Affection. Through live demonstrations with dogs, the attendees will watch the power of our affection and how to apply Constructional Affection to a specific dog. At the end of the workshop, we will have Q&A time, so you can ask many questions!

Sponsor:Constructional Approach to Animal Welfare and Training
Speaker(s):Sean Will & Maasa Nishimuta

Contact: Sean Will
 Email: sean@caawt.com
 Phone: 940-999-6235
 Web: https://www.caawt.com/caawt-constructional-affection-japan-tour-2024


Fukuoka Businenss Academy
3-8-24 Hakata Ekime
Hakata Ward, Fukuoka 812-0011