CBCC-KA Exam Study Course – Health, Development, and Life Stages of Dogs
Course Title: Health, Development, and Life Stages of Dogs – Impact on Behavior and Training
Purpose: To prepare students to:
- Objectively consider the health and medical status of a dog presenting with behavior problems.
- Understand how a dog’s development impacts their behavior.
- Prevent problem behaviors in dogs through socialization and training.
- Have a working knowledge of the available products and medication
- Study for and take Section IV of the CBCC-KA examination.
Instructor: Amy L. Pike, DVM, DACVB
This course, Health, Development, and Life Stages of Dogs – Impact on Behavior and Training is didactic in nature. It focuses on understanding the intricate balance between medical and behavioral etiologies for problem behavior and is designed to help dog owners, trainers and veterinarians determine when there is a need for medical intervention. There will also be an emphasis placed on developmental stages and behavior problem prevention. Case examples and videos will be used to give the student a better understanding of the concepts covered.
9 Lessons with 8 quizzes and a Final Exam to test your knowledge of the material and become better prepared to pass the CBCC-KA exam with the CCPDT.
What can you expect to learn from this in the health, development, and life stages of dogs course (Course Objectives):
- Determine physical signs and behaviors that suggest a dog should be seen by a veterinarian
- Recognize common signs and behaviors that may suggest a canine has a medical condition
- Determine the best way and when to suggest veterinary intervention
- How medical problems might limit a training plan
- Define affective, nonaffective, and pathophysiological aggression
- Recognize common stereotypical and compulsive behavior and explain how to differentiate these behaviors from typical locomotion, ingestive, grooming, vocalization, displacement, and fear based behaviors
- Summarize the signs of a postictal state (the period after a seizure)
- Identify the changes you would expect to see in a dog presenting with health or age-related cognitive changes
- How to care for a cognitively impaired canine
- Normal vs. abnormal physical / behavioral development
- Differentiate sudden behavioral changes from developmental behavioral changes
- When should you refer to the vet to discuss concerns related to physical and behavioral development
- Describe the development, maintenance, and deterioration of the canine sensory, motor, and social systems
- Advantages and disadvantages to puppy, juvenile, adolescent, and adult canine temperament and behavior testing
- Compare and contrast learning during the canine life stages
- Determine the sensitive periods and their impact canine development
- Working knowledge of the various products and medications available to veterinarians and their use in behavior medicine
- Understand why puppies provided with poor socialization or deprived of environmental exposure often develop lifelong deficits and dysfunctional behaviors
- See how exercise and mental stimulation impact the normal and abnormal behavioral developmental of the canine
- Understand the importance of proper weaning and the factors that should be considered when determining the optimal time to separate a puppy from his/her dam and littermates
- Recognize appropriate and inappropriate play and the potential consequences of appropriate and inappropriate play for pre-adult canines
- Appreciate the role of training in behavior problem prevention
- Determine the specific training that can be done to decrease the likelihood of development of serious canine behavioral problems and injury to people and canine
- Explain how consistent training contributes to problem prevention
Text and required supplies: None
Quizzes and Final Exam:
Written (multiple choice, matching, true/false)
My Expectations of You as a Student
- Keep up with the assignments.
- Participate in any discussions–they are our “classroom”.
- Participation in a PRIVATE online Student/Instructor discussion forum.
- Let me know when you experience problems so I have a chance to assist you.
- Maintain honesty and respect toward your classmates and instructor.
What You Can Expect of Me
- Prompt answers to your questions and e-mail inquiries (with 24-48 hours, excluding weekends or holidays).
- Concern for your success in this course.
- Access to a PRIVATE online Student/Instructor discussion forum.
- Respect for you and your ideas in return to the respect accorded to me and others.
- Assistance in navigating the course.
The system of recorded lectures helped me to understand the concepts better than live classes.
English is not my first language, and I was worried if I could follow the lectures and complete the course especially when it comes to unfamiliar medical terms. But with the recorded lectures, I could go over and over the same slide or topic, or stop and check the dictionary along the lecture. The lecture included many videos such as different types of ARBs, and that was very helpful. Thanks to Dr. Pike, it was so much fun attending the class, from the beginning to the end.
Fumi Higaki CPDT-KA
Aichi, Japan 493-0001
CCPDT: 15 CEUs (15 CBCC-KA or 15 CPDT-KA)
IAABC: 15 CEUs
NADOI: 15 CEUs
PPAB/PPG: 15 CEUs
Course Cost – $385.00
Payment Plan: (use the Subscribe button below) – $130.00 per month for 3 months
Course “For Audit” $195.00
This course is also available “for audit.” This means there are no CEUs, no Certificate of completion, no interaction or feedback with the Instructor, and no admittance to the private student study group. It is “for your information only.” The content of the course is the same.
Length of time to access this course: The study for this exam is recommended to be 6 months to a year. Therefore, access to this course (Credit or Audit) will be allowed for 12 months. Extensions are available ON REQUEST for two additional testing periods after the 12 months at no extra cost. After that, there will be a fee to extend. AUDIT VERSION: 12 months-NO extensions without additional payment will be allowed.
CCPDT Affiliation Disclaimer:
Please note that this course is not affiliated with nor endorsed by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT). To prevent any conflicts of interest in both the presentation of this material and the CCDPT, certification by the CCPDT is independent from this study preparation.
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