Purpose: To provide ground level knowledge for understanding canine biology, behavior, elements of the theory underlying training methods, and to prepare students for other academic or animal training courses.
Course Information: This course covers basic canine biology (with a focus on the nervous system, genetics and evolution) and behavior (both natural and learned). The student will become knowledgeable about canine biology (anatomy and physiology) and appreciate how this biology affects behavior. Both the general-common and breed-specific canine behaviors will be explored in part I and part II of the series. In part II, taxonomy, evolution, genetics, and hormonal influences are covered. In part II the students will understand the science behind behavioral studies, as well behind the behavior modification, including current trends. Participants will read, critique research and training methods, perform and report on activities, including write observations, analyses, and reflections. Students will come away with a broad new understanding of the canine species in a scientific, social, and practical perspective.
Student Will Learn: The topics covered in all the part I, II, and III of the series are biology and its effect on behavior includes the following:
Course Series I (4 Sessions):
- The Domesticated Canine Life in Society
- Canine Biology: Anatomy and Physiology
- Canine brain and its development
- Central Nervous System including the special senses
- Anatomy, focused on impact on mobility, language, and behavior
Course Series II (4 Sessions)
Course Series III (4 Sessions):
Dogs Can Sign, Too by Sean Senechal (Paperback – Sept 1, 2009) signed copy with shipping $20. ORDER HERE … State in Subject heading “Textbook Purchase” and in the body of the email the course you are taking.
Dog Behavior, Evolution, and Cognition by Adam Miklosi (Paperback – Feb 15, 2009)
DOG’S MIND by Bruce Fogle
Instructor: Sean Senechal MA. BCBA
Course Length: 4 one hour sessions for each of Parts I, II, and III. Total 12 sessions.
Access to this course will expire in 6 months. Therefore, you have 6 months to complete this course from the date of registration.
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