Whether you are interested in a paid position or volunteering in the dog industry, exploring formal education is a good place to begin.  This program will provide you with 9 foundation courses to get you started.  Included in this program is Canine First Aid Level 1, which is a must for anyone working with dogs.

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Total time to complete this program is approximately 30 - 35 hours

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Course Outline

Training Equipment
This course has been designed to allow you the opportunity to gain knowledge on the many pieces of training equipment that are available to you.   Learn how to properly fit the most common and popular pieces of training equipment and some pros and cons of each.

Dog Breeds
This course will familiarize you with dog breeds and their traits as recognized by popular kennel clubs.

Selecting a Dog
Selecting a dog is one of the most important decisions a pet owner can make.  Unfortunately, it is often one of the least informed decisions.  This course will teach you how to choose a good canine companion

The Physical Dog
This course teaches you about the dog's brain and senses, life cycle, general health and you will become familiar with general conformation terms.  It is surprising how much information is packed into this course!

Canine Language
The world of Canine Language is both complex and fascinating.   In any given dog interaction, a dog may be telling a very detailed story about how they feel or what they want.  Understanding what our canine counterparts are trying to communicate is crucial to your safety and the safety of others.  This course helps you to better understand how dogs communicate and what it all means.

Dogsafe™ Canine First Aid 101 eLearning
Dogsafe™ Canine First Aid 101 eLearning is designed to teach you the knowledge and skills you need to deal with a sick or injured dog until veterinary care is available.  The topics are covered in-depth so that students have a thorough understanding of the principles of canine first aid.   After successfully completing this course, and its test, you will receive a Dogsafe™ Canine First Aid 101 eLearning Certificate.

Behavior Problem Solving
Problem Behavior - what is it?  Problem behavior is any behavior that results in unwanted consequences for the owner or the dog.   During this course, we will teach you how to tackle common problem behaviors and offer a problem solving flow chart of solutions for each.

Fear and Anxiety
During this course we will be discussing the definitions and relationships between fear and anxiety.  Another fascinating and important topic in the world of dogs!

Your dog’s diet has a a significant impact on their behavior and their overall health. This course will teach you about canine nutrition to give your dog the best chance for a long, healthy, and enjoyable life.