Dog Cognitive Research and Your Business
With Dr. Brian Hare
Researchers have learned more about how dogs think and reason in the last ten years than in the past century. Dogs are often view by many (though perhaps not by professional trainers), as just cute, fun, affectionate and loyal. They are perhaps not always perceived as very “bright” as compared to some other species. Recent cognitive research has uncovered that through thousands of years of human interaction, dogs have developed skills and capabilities that are unique within the animal kingdom. This event will highlight recent findings about dog intelligence as well as how, as unique individuals, they perceive the world. This event will also touch on how the findings in canine cognition- combined with ate new Dognition service - may help professional trainers design more effective training programs. Suggestions will be based on the unique, personal cognitive styles of the dogs in your training program.
Attendees of this course will:
- Understand what cognition is, and how it relates to e.g. personality and behavior
- Learn what science now knows about dogs and their unique cognitive abilities – how they interact with humans and the world around them
- Develop ideas for how this body of knowledge may be incorporated into your own dog training practice
Target Level of Knowledge:
It is expected that all attendees of this course:
1. Are not already familiar with the most current research in canine cognition.
2. Have an interest in understanding how dogs learn.
3. Have an interest in applying this knowledge to enhance their dog training business.
Dr. Brian Hare (brianhare.net) is associate professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University and director of the Duke Canine Cognition Center, the first research institution in the US exclusively focused on how dogs think and reason. Dr. Hare is also a co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Dognition.com, a new groundbreaking service that aims to help dog owners develop a deeper understanding of and enrich their relationship with their dogs. His new book, "The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs are Smarter Thank you Think," was published by Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Books, on February 5 and has since its release become a New York Times bestseller.
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs)
- CCPDT: 1.5 CEUs
- IAABC: 1.5 CEUs
- IACP: 1.5 CEUs
- KPA: 1.5 CEUs
- Professional Members: $20/Webinar
- Full/Associate Members: $30/Webinar
- Non-Member: $55/Webinar [Join APDT membership and save!]
- For Registration questions contact Alicia Reynolds, Director of Operations at Alicia@apdt.com
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