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Understanding Personality in Dogs: The Joint Roles of Emotion and Arousal with Dr. K Spaulding.

CEUs: PPAB 1.5, PMCT 1.5, CCPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5, IAABC 1.5
Understanding Personality in Dogs: The Joint Roles of Emotion and Arousal with Dr. K Spaulding.


March 19, 2024 - March 29, 2027    
11:30 am - 12:30 pm (ET)


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On-Demand FREE PPG Webinar

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Understanding why behavior is happening is critical to preventing or addressing unwanted behaviors. But, behavior is complicated. The same behavior could have multiple different causes in the same individual. And one dog’s “why” can be very different from another dog’s “why”. This month’s webinar summarizes a perspective-changing paper on how emotion and arousal interact with a dog’s personality to produce behavior. It will bring you one step closer to understanding the complex factors that produce behavior—and provide you with additional tools to apply to behavior cases, especially when the typical approaches aren’t working.

Your Presenter – Dr. Kristina Spaulding

Dr. Kristina Spaulding has been in the dog training and behavior profession for over 20 years. She has a PhD in biopsychology—the study of the biological basis of behavior—and is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist. She also has a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She is particularly interested in stress, neurobiology, cognition, emotion, and wellbeing and how to apply these concepts to the prevention and early intervention of behavior problems in dogs. In addition to working with behavior clients, Dr. Spaulding teaches a variety of online courses and webinars on the science of behavior through her website, She also regularly presents on canine behavior science at conferences and other events.

In 2019, Dr. Spaulding received the Association of Professional Dog Trainer’s (APDT’s) Member of the Year Award. She currently serves on the IAABC Foundation Board and the Fear Free Advisory group.

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