CEUs: PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5, CPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5
1. Participants will learn ways in which the scientific method is applied to studies of canine behavior, cognition, learning and training and will be able to identify all of the important components of a well-designed canine research study.
2. Attendees will understand the “evidence pyramid” of science and be able to critically evaluate various sources of information for scientific soundness and reliability.
3. A specific case study example in dog training will be used throughout the presentation to demonstrate concepts of study design, subject selection and representative samples, treatment group assignment, use of control groups, need for double blinding and use of statistical tests.
4. Participants will complete the webinar with an understanding of the types of conclusions that can (and cannot) be made through scientific study and an appreciation of the opportunities and the challenges that studying canine behavior and training in practical settings present.