Conducting Virtual Behavior Consultations

Instructor: Katenna Jones, ACAAB, CCBC, CDBC, CPDT-KA, ScM
Date: Aug 7, 2017

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About the Presenter

Through her business Jones Animal Behavior, Katenna Jones provides private dog and cat behavior consulting services, group classes, and seminars at both local and national events. Katenna is the former Director of Educational Programs for the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, Animal Behaviorist for the American Humane Association, and Behaviorist and Investigator for the RISPCA. She has been involved in animal sheltering and rescue since 2000, is a disaster responder, is author of Fetching the Perfect Dog Trainer: Getting the Best for You and Your Dog and has contributed to numerous local and national publications. Katenna earned her Master's from Brown University where she studied animal behavior, learning and cognition. She is an Associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, Certified Cat and Dog Behavior Consultant, and Certified Pet Dog Trainer. She shares her RI home with her husband, two adopted cats, and adopted dog.

Overview: As animal behavior consultants, we know all too well how hard it is to keep a client seeing a behavior problem treatment though to its successful end. Life gets in the way, schedules are filled, money runs out, patience is lost, and so on and so on. Often, the owners who need us most are those who can afford us least or those who are not near us. Add to that the fact that, like a significant other… or great shoes…a good behavior consultant is hard to find. Are you a behavior consultant who has successfully resolved a variety of behavior cases and are you looking to expand your business? Are you new to the industry and looking for ways to get your name out there? This course will teach any behavior consultant the ins and outs of offering virtual behavior consultations. Learn how to do it as well as when (and when not!) to do it.

Class schedule: The class will run for three weeks total.

Prerequisites:

  1. Effective and skilled in marker training, shaping, and capturing.
  2. Effective in interpersonal communication.
  3. Basic computer abilities (email, IMing, Skype, word processing, etc.)

Required Course Materials:

Track A B
Requirement None (Audit) Weekly Lectures
Weekly Discussion
Weekly Home Assignments
CEUs    
Member Cost $50 $240
Non-Member Cost $75 $320

Weekly Contents

Week 1: Setting clients up with technology

Week 2: The consult

    1. Each student will:

Week 3: Identifying services

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