Sacred Cows of Dog Training Part 1

Instructors: Kathy Sdao, M.A., ACAAB, Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., CAAB, Daniel Estep, Ph.D., CAAB

When was the last time you took a step back, and really thought about the behavioral information you impart to pet owners on a daily basis? There are a number of “core” ideas in the world of dog training and pet behavior consulting that seem to be widely accepted as “true” without question.

We think these uncritically accepted ideas qualify as “sacred cows” – something which cannot be tampered with, or criticized, for fear of public outcry”. Until relatively recently, the importance of being “dominant” over your dog was a sacred cow, and still remains so for a certain component of the dog training world. But “dominance” is really only the tip of the iceberg. What other “sacred cows” are out there that need to be subjected to scientific, or even logical scrutiny?

In this one session webinar, Suzanne Hetts, PhD., CAAB, and Kathy Sdao, M.A., ACAAB and Dan Estep, Ph.D., CAAB take a critical look at what they believe to be “sacred cows” that are interfering with successful training and behavior modification, not only for individual trainers and pet owners, but for the profession as a whole. To pique your interest, one “sacred cow” we’ll be examining is “nothing in life is free”.

Warning! This class is best consumed with an open mind and a willingness to consider alternatives to techniques, procedures or beliefs you’ve long held dear. But the rewards are many. You’ll be able to improve the tools in your toolbox, abandon ones that are irrelevant or less effective, and come away with a better understanding of the “whys” of dog behavior you can impart to your clients.

Here’s feedback from just ONE attendee:

“Thank you again for a great webinar! The points made were thoughts I have had but voicing the arguments is frowned upon!”  Sheryl T., NY

You do not want to miss this class and the chance to practice critical thinking skills you can apply to any question, and to become a more rational, thoughtful training professional. The more we learn, the more we realize how much we don’t know.

Take this class ON DEMAND now! The ON DEMAND class is a recorded tele-webcast with the full content of the live class including class discussion and class notes. You have one month’s online access to all class sessions and an opportunity to ask questions of the instructors via email. Their answers to your questions will be recorded and emailed to you within a week.

You can earn CEUs by submitting emailed answers to questions asked by the instructors during the recorded class. We’ll provide the details once you register.

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Your Registration Fee $39

If you were a BEN Pro Member you could access the class for free!

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This one session class has been approved for 1.5 ceu’s from CCPDT.