Online Class: Dog Psychology 101

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Course Description

Love dogs? Have a dog as a pet? Have you ever wondered what your dog was thinking, why it acts the way it does or how to train it more effectively? If so, this course is for you! This course, which focuses on dog psychology, will give you an in-depth look at dogs and how they think.


This course look at what dog psychology is, delves into the mind of the dog, looks at dog senses, explores dog personalities and temperaments, and discusses social behaviors. You will learn everything you need to know in order to understand dogs, including learning about dog aggression, training and learning, and how to identify and understand their body language.

You will also be introduced to effective discipline, information on exercise, and more.


Upon course completion you will be able to effectively put the information you have learned together in order to use it to your advantage in selecting a dog, getting to know your dog, teaching them, and even how to care for all aging dog.

Course Requirements

There are no requirements for this course other than a high school reading level.

Course Topics


Lesson 1: An Introduction to Dog Psychology

Lesson 2: The Mind of a Dog

Lesson 3: Dog Sense

Lesson 4: Fearful Dogs

Lesson 5: Dog Personality

Lesson 6: Social Behaviors

Lesson 7: Aggression in Dogs

Lesson 8: Training Dogs

Lesson 9: Body Language

Lesson 10: Dog Discipline

Lesson 11: Exercise and Play

Lesson 12: Putting it All Together

Course Materials

All course material will be provided in this course.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson review quiz along with an assignment. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe exactly what is dog psychology.
  • Identify the mind of a dog.
  • Know dog senses.
  • Recognize fearful dogs.
  • Describe a dog's personality.
  • Describe social behaviors.
  • Describe aggression in dogs.
  • Know techniques for training dogs.
  • Know the body language of dogs.
  • Identify dog discipline techniques.
  • Identify exercise and play times and techniques for dogs, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction1
Lesson 1 Exam10
Lesson 2 Exam10
Lesson 3 Exam10
Lesson 4 Assignment10
Lesson 4 Exam10
Lesson 5 Exam10
Lesson 6 Assignment25
Lesson 6 Exam10
Lesson 7 Exam10
Lesson 8 Assignment25
Lesson 8 Exam10
Lesson 9 Exam10
Lesson 10 Assignment25
Lesson 10 Exam10
Lesson 11 Exam10
Lesson 12 Assignment25
Lesson 12 Exam10
The Final Exam59
Total Points:290

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