Dog Training 101: A Guide for Beginners


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  • 12
    Lessons
  • 29
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 2,773
    Students
    have taken this course
  • 12
    Hours
    average time
  • 1.2
    CEUs
 
 
 

Course Description

A dog is a wonderful, entertaining and loyal companion.  Bringing home a new dog to join your family is such a fun and exciting time.  When you take on this huge responsibility, you'll want to do the best job you can.  Your animal now depends on you for food, shelter, medical care, and companionship.  In short, you hold their very life in your hands and they have complete trust in your judgment.

This fun and informative course will help you cover all the basics of dog care and training.  Everything from feeding recommendations, bathing tips, training guides and basic first aid topics are included in just 12 easy-to-learn lessons.  Just follow along and you'll be a pro in no time at all!

Topics include:

- Different nutritional phases in a dog's life

- Feeding tips

- Essential pet Items

- Basics of dog bathing

- Importance of grooming and how to groom

- Benefits and rewards that come from training your dog

- How to gauge your dog's personality and the tools needed to start training him

- How to handle leash training, chewing habits and house-training

- How to control some of your dogs bad habits including barking and running away

- Difference between positive reinforcement and punishment

- Heartworms: what are they and the treatment

- What constitutes an emergency, and what you can and can't treat safely

- First aid situations: what you need to know to help your pet

- Pet Poisoning and seeking help

- Home preparation for new pets

- Pet owner responsibility: dealing with the good along with the bad

- Pet boarding tips and resources

- And much more

The class is self-paced and you can take it when it fits your schedule. So why not join and learn how to provide the care your dog needs for a long and healthy life!
  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
  • Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
     
     

    Course Lessons

    Average Lesson Rating:
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    "Extraordinarily Helpful"
    (2,512 votes)

    Lesson 1: Pet Preparations

    Introduction: Pet Proofing and Basic Pet Care Items 21 Total Points
    • Review 2 Articles: Household Hazards for Pets; Pet Care Items for Dogs
    • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
    • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment: Introduction
    • Complete: Assignment 1A: Basic Pet Care
    • Complete: Introduction Exam 1A: Basic Pet Care Items
    • Complete: Introduction Exam 1B: Pet Proofing Your House

    Lesson 2: Dog Care Routines

    Dog Care Routines: Feeding, bathing, grooming, and clean up involved in keeping your dog happy and healthy. 45 Total Points
    • Review 2 Articles: Tips for Bathing Your Dog; Bathing and Grooming videos
    • Complete: Assignment 1B: Maintaining Your Dogs Care
    • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam: Feeding Your Dog
    • Complete Exam: Lesson 2: Bathing Your Dog
    • Complete Exam: Lesson 2: Grooming Your Dog
    • Complete Exam: Lesson 2: Cleaning Up After Your Pet

    Lesson 3: The Importance of Dog Training

    This lesson discusses the benefits and rewards that come from training your dog. 11 Total Points
    • Lesson 3 Video
    • Review Article: Dog Breed Quiz
    • Take Poll: Your Dog
    • Complete: Assignment 2: Your Goals
    • Complete Exam: Lesson 3: The Importance of Dog Training

    Lesson 4: Setting the Stage for Training

    This lesson teaches you how to gauge your dog's personality and the tools needed to start training him. 12 Total Points
    • Lesson 4 Video
    • Review Practice Worksheet: dog_profile.pdf
    • Complete: Assignment 3: The Ideal Dog
    • Complete Exam: Lesson 4: Setting the Stage for Training

    Lesson 5: Becoming a Master: Mastering the Basics of Dog Training

    In this lesson we will discuss leash training, chewing habits and housetraining. 15 Total Points
    • Lesson 5 Video
    • Take Poll: Prior Experience
    • Complete: Assignment 4: Your Plan
    • Complete Exam: Lesson 5: Becoming a Master

    Lesson 6: Sit, Shake and Play Dead: Tips for Successful Trick Training

    This lesson will teach you how to train your dog to fetch, shake hands and perform other basic tricks. 15 Total Points
    • Lesson 6 Video
    • Complete: Assignment 5: Develop a Training Plan
    • Complete Exam: Lesson 6: Tips for Successful Trick Training

    Lesson 7: Angry, Annoying or Aggressive Dog? Simple Solutions to Problematic Behaviors

    This lesson discusses how to control some of your dog's bad habits including barking and running away. 14 Total Points
    • Lesson 7 Video
    • Complete: Assignment 6: Choosing a Pet Containment System
    • Complete Exam: Lesson 7: Angry, Annoying or Agressive Dog Solutions

    Lesson 8: Training Programs & Approaches You Can Put Into Practice

    This lesson discusses the difference between positive reinforcement and punishment. 13 Total Points
    • Lesson 8 Video
    • Complete: Assignment 8: Using Negative Reinforcement
    • Complete Exam: Lesson 8: Training Programs & Approaches

    Lesson 9: Where to Turn: Additional Dog Training Resources

    Here are some books and additional web sites that will help you with training your dog. 0 Total Points
    • Review 2 Articles: CCPDT Links; Association of Pet Dog Trainers

    Lesson 10: Pet Interventions

    Pet Interventions: In this section we will discuss what constitutes an emergency. We will also cover poisoning and heartworm treatment. 48 Total Points
    • Complete: Assignment 10: Pet Interventions
    • Complete Exam: Lesson 9: Knowing When to Intervene
    • Complete Exam: Lesson 11: Handling Poison
    • Complete Exam: Lesson 10: Heartworm Treatment

    Lesson 11: General First Aid

    General First Aid: This lesson will help prepare you for a pet emergency. While we realize that most first aid situations will end with a trip to the vet, a vet is not always around. 19 Total Points
    • Complete: Assignment 11- First Aid Information
    • Complete Exam: Lesson 11: General First Aid

    Lesson 12: Choosing a Pet Boarding Facility

    Choosing a Pet Boarding Facility: Going on vacation can be a wonderful thing, but it always leads to that age-old question. What about the pets? Most of us know that we are going to have to leave our pets at one time or another. But you don't want to leav 20 Total Points
    • Take Poll: Course Evaluation
    • Take Survey: Course Comments
    • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
    • Complete: Assignment 12: Boarding For Dogs
    • Complete Exam: Lesson 12 Final: Choosing a Pet Boarding Facility
    233
    Total Course Points
     

    Learning Outcomes

    By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
    • Summarize how to prepare your dog before beginning training.
    • Describe basic routines you can teach a dog.
    • Describe how to properly set the environment for the dog in order to maximize training.
    • Describe the best ways for teaching your dog to sit, shake and play dead.
    • Define the simple solutions to problematic dog behaviors.
    • Summarize general first aid precautions you should have on hand and follow for emergencies, and
    • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
     

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    Course Title: Dog Training 101: A Guide for Beginners
    Course Number: 7550034
    Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
    Lessons Rating: 4.6 / 5 Stars (2,512 votes)
    Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
    Course Type: How To (Self-Paced, Online Class)
    CEU Value: 1.2 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
    CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
    Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
    Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
    Instructor: Cathleen Chouinard
    Syllabus: View Syllabus
    Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
    Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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