IAABC Foundation
Animal Behavior Consulting: Principles & Practice



Jan. 23, 2024 - Apr. 16, 2024




Michelle Mullins CDBC, KPA CTP, CPDT-KSA


Full Students





Closes Jan. 29, 2024

Meeting Time: Tuesdays at 7pm (EST), beginning January 30th

The IAABC Animal Behavior Consulting Principles & Practice Course is a unique twelve-week multi-module course providing a comprehensive overview of the many facets of animal behavior consulting for all species. The course is appropriate for experienced behavior consultants and practitioners as well as those newer to the field with a strong interest in animal behavior. The course features weekly online meetings with a Course Mentor discussing each learning module.


Course Highlights

  • 27 renowned experts in the field
  • A comprehensive overview of Animal Behavior Consulting for all species
  • The only course to cover all facets of Animal Behavior Consulting
  • Weekly online Mentor Meetings for ongoing support and further learning

Topics Covered

  • Learning Science
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Functional Analysis and Intervention Design
  • Biology
  • Ethology
  • Genetics
  • Marker Training
  • Case Studies
  • Desensitization and Counterconditioning
  • Program Management
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • LIMA Practices
  • TAGteach
  • Business Promotion and Social Media Strategies
  • Interpreting Scientific Studies
  • The Human Side of the Equation
  • Sheltering, Fostering and Enrichment
  • Animal Welfare Science
  • Compassion Fatigue


This talk has been approved for the following CEUs:

  • CCPDT (CBCC-KA and CPDT-KA): 30 CEUs
  • IAABC: 36 CEUs
  • KPA: 30 CEUs

Full Student - includes professional review and direct feedback and recommendations on the Functional Assessment and Intervention Design (FAID) assignment from experts in the field.

Auditor - still includes weekly mentor meetings, but no professional FAID review is included.


  • Meetings are not recorded
  • Meetings begin 1 week after course opens
  • Meetings are 1 hour in duration with the exception of Week 7, which is 2 hours in duration
  • There are 12 meetings for this course