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Animal Behavior Consulting: Principles & Practice

Please note, there is no auditing option for this course.

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Course begins: September 10th, 2020
Weekly online meetings begin: September 17th at 1 pm Eastern
Mentor: Michelle Mullins CPDT-KSA, KPA CTP

 

Course Full

Course begins: September 20th, 2020
Weekly online meetings begin: September 27th at 7 pm Eastern
Mentor: Renée Hall, BA, CDBC, CPDT-KA

 

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Course Highlights

  • 27 renowned experts in the field
  • a comprehensive overview of Animal Behavior Consulting for all species
  • the only course to cover all facets of Animal Behavior Consulting
  • weekly online Mentor Meetings for ongoing support and further learning

The IAABC Animal Behavior Consulting Principles & Practice Course is a unique twelve-week, multi-module course providing a comprehensive overview of the many facets of animal behavior consulting for all species. The course is appropriate for experienced behavior consultants and practitioners as well as those newer to the field with a strong interest in animal behavior. The course features weekly on-line meetings with a Course Mentor discussing each learning module.

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Presenters include:

Dr. Mary Burch; Dr. Dan Estep; Dr. Susan Friedman; Dr. Lore Haug; Dr. Suzanne Hetts; Dr. Karen Overall; Dr. Chris Pachel; Chirag Patel; Ken Ramirez; Kathy Sdao; Mychelle Blake; Veronica Boutelle; Kristin Buller, LSCW; Brian Burton; Steve Dale; Dr. Sheila D'Arpino; Jessica Dolce; Gail Fisher; Sarah Fraser; Dr. Evon Hekkala; Dr. Jessica Hekman; Dr. Elinor Karlsson; Theresa McKeon; Gina Phairas; Randi Rossman; Dr. Rise VanFleet; Miranda Workman

Topics covered include:

Learning Science; Applied Behavior Analysis; Functional Analysis and Intervention Design; Biology; Ethology; Genetics; Marker Training; Case Studies; Desensitization and Counter Conditioning; Program Management; Behavioral Medicine; LIMA Practices; TAGteach; Business Promotion and Social Media Strategies; Interpreting Scientific Studies; the Human Side of the Equation; Sheltering, Fostering and Enrichment; Animal Welfare Science; Compassion Fatigue

Required Reading

  • How Dogs Learn by Drs. Burch & Bailey (this is not just for dogs!)
  • How 2 Train A ______ by Dr. Patricia Barlow-Irick

Principles & Practice discount code at Dogwise.com is IAABC10

Class Schedule

This twelve-week course will begin on the specified start date and includes 12 weekly online meetings. All meetings are one hour in length with the exception of Week 7 which is a two hour meeting. Students will have access to the course material for 60 days after the course ends.

Course Completion/CEU Requirements

Students should expect to spend an average of 8-10 hours per week on course material and viewing, depending on individual speed of learning and the week's materials. Weekly group mentor meetings via video conference and a multi-week functional assessment assignment are requirements for successful completion of the course. Students who miss more than two meetings will not receive credit for the course.

Registration Information

CEUs 30 (CCPDT); 36 (IAABC, KPA); 43 (RACE)
IAABC & KPA Member Cost $2295*
Non-Member Cost $2700

*IAABC Members - log into your member account for the discount code
*KPA Members - contact KPA for the discount code

Online Course Cancellation Policy:

  • Full refunds available more than 30 days before program start.
  • 50% refund available 16 - 30 days before program start.
  • No refunds available 15 or fewer days before program start.
 

This program 720-25887 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 43.00 CE Credits (43.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 43.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (43.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of:

Category One: Scientific
Category Two: Non-Scientific-Clinical
Category Three: Non-Scientific-Practice Management/Professional Development using the delivery method(s) of: Interactive-Distance. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements.

If you have questions, email us at courses@iaabc.org.

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Kim Domerofski

I can not recommend this course highly enough. From the extensive course work, to the brilliant lecturers and the supporting, knowledgeable mentors IAABC has really provided the industry with a cutting edge course. I am thoroughly looking forward to participating in more IAABC courses in future."

-- Kim Domerofski

Gail Fisher

As a course mentor (and someone who has made a career of teaching and training people and dogs for over 40 years), I have gotten a tremendous amount out of participating in this phenomenal course. It has supported, clarified and reminded me about things I know, but even more importantly, has provided new insights and new information from an outstanding group of professionals on the cutting edge of animal (and people) learning. As someone who has been in the field of animal training and behavior consulting for years, I can attest to the fact that this course is the best thing to happen to our profession -- bar none!"

Gail Fisher, CDBC
Certified Dog Behavior Consultant
Author of THE THINKING DOG

Lauren Novack

The IAABC Principles and Practices course is a must for any trainer interested in behavior consulting or starting to accept more difficult behavior cases."

-- Lauren Novack

I can not recommend this course highly enough. From the extensive course work, to the brilliant lecturers and the supporting, knowledgeable mentors IAABC has really provided the industry with a cutting edge course. I am thoroughly looking forward to participating in more IAABC courses in future."

Lee Stone