Sensory Experience Activities
CPD certificate course
Environmental enrichment is a term that can be used to describe how the environment of captive animals can be improved to benefit them. In many ways, our companion dogs have become captive animals.
Very often, when we think of enrichment, we immediately think of interactive food toys, and we are often encouraged to "ditch the bowl" and feed meals using puzzle feeders. But enrichment is not just about using food.
If we use enrichment correctly it can increase optimism in dogs and build their confidence, thus reducing stress. It would be an oversimplification to say that the items favoured during enrichment exercises could be used to build positive associations with other activities that the dog has found concerning in the past. In fact, we equally run the risk of linking that previously positive enrichment activity to a fearful one, so extreme care must be taken.
Enrichment exercises are only enriching if the dog deems them to be so. So how can we know whether the enrichment is enriching?
This course will appeal to professionals already working with dogs or thinking about working with dogs in various capacities and also to dog guardians wanting to use sensory experience activities with their own dogs.
All of our CPD courses include free access to our bi monthly webinars/live discussions and our private Facebook group for the duration of the course and it is only £149 to enrol.
Free access to bi monthly webinars/live discussions
Free access to a private study group
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The course consists of six modules with images, videos and coursework to complete. The course is tutored by two experienced canine behaviour practitioners who have worked with dogs for many years, keeping themselves up to date with new scientific findings through regular CPD.
Course completion: 1 year
Module 1 What is enrichment?
Module 2 Welfare
Module 3 Types of enrichment
Module 4 The kennel environment
Module 5 The home environment
Module 6 Play
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