Purpose: To learn how to observe dog language between dogs and between you and a dog in order in increase safety and decrease inappropriate behaviors that could result in dog or human injury.
Course Information: Dogs use body language to communicate effectively with each other as well as with humans. These skills are used daily to avoid conflict and to calm over-stimulation. Understanding this will greatly improve your relationship with dogs as well as help you to work with dogs with a variety of behavior problems. This course is essential for anyone that finds themselves interacting with dogs during their job or on a leisurely walk in the park with their own dogs.
This course has over 50 videos clearly identifying and describing dogs using body language to communicate with other dogs and with humans.
NOTE: The final exam will be taken online and scheduled with your Instructor. You will also have video homework required for feedback from the Instructor.
- What Dog Language Is
- How Dogs Use Dog Language
- Different Levels of Calming Signals
- Three Levels of Dog Signals
Level 1: Passive
Level 2: Less Passive
Level 3: Aggressive
- Various Signals, Not Distance Increasing
- Various signals are natural and often times misunderstood
- How to Speak Dog: Human-Dog communication
Prerequisites: Text required: Be Safe, Be Responsible: Understanding Dog Communication
Instructor: Nikki Ivey
Course Length: 5 one-hour sessions and a 1 hour final exam (for credit students).
NADOI – 6 CEUs
IAABC – 7.5 CEU’s
Course Cost –
For Credit OnDemand: $216
Audited OnDemand: $100
For Credit-Access to this course will expire in 6 months.
For Audit-Access to this course will expire in 2 months.
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