Course Syllabus: Dog Training 101: A Guide for Beginners


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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 housetraining

- 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!

Course Requirements

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

Course Goals

Students will learn:

-The different nutritional phases in a dog’s life

-Feeding tips

-Essential Pet Items

-The basics of how to wash your dog

-The importance of grooming your pet  and how to groom.

- The 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 housetraining

- How to control some of your dog's bad habits including barking and running away.

- The difference between positive reinforcement and punishment.

-Heartworms: what are they and 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

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.

Course Topics

·         Introduction: Pet Preparations

·         Lesson 1: Dog Care Routines

·         Lesson 2: The Importance of Dog Training

·         Lesson 3: Setting the Stage for Training

·         Lesson 4: Becoming a Master: Mastering the Basics of Dog Training

·         Lesson 5: Sit, Shake and Play Dead: Tips for Successful Trick Training

·         Lesson 6: Angry, Annoying or Aggressive Dog? Simple Solutions to Problematic Behaviors

·         Lesson 7: Training Programs & Approaches You Can Put Into Practice

·         Lesson 8: Where to Turn: Additional Dog Training Resources

·         Lesson 9: Pet Interventions

·         Lesson 10: General First Aid

·         Lesson 11: Choosing a Pet Boarding Facility

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Know 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.
  • Know 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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Assessment Guide

Lesson 1 Assignment: Introduction1
Assignment 1A: Basic Pet Care5
Introduction Exam 1A: Basic Pet Care Items7
Introduction Exam 1B: Pet Proofing Your House8
Assignment 1B: Maintaining Your Dogs Care10
Lesson 2 Exam: Feeding Your Dog9
Lesson 2: Bathing Your Dog8
Lesson 2: Grooming Your Dog8
Lesson 2: Cleaning Up After Your Pet10
Assignment 2: Your Goals2
Lesson 3: The Importance of Dog Training9
Assignment 3: The Ideal Dog2
Lesson 4: Setting the Stage for Training10
Assignment 4: Your Plan5
Lesson 5: Becoming a Master10
Assignment 5: Develop a Training Plan5
Lesson 6: Tips for Successful Trick Training10
Assignment 6: Choosing a Pet Containment System5
Lesson 7: Angry, Annoying or Agressive Dog Solutions9
Assignment 8: Using Negative Reinforcement5
Lesson 8: Training Programs & Approaches8
Assignment 10: Pet Interventions20
Lesson 9: Knowing When to Intervene10
Lesson 11: Handling Poison8
Lesson 10: Heartworm Treatment10
Assignment 11- First Aid Information10
Lesson 11: General First Aid9
Assignment 12: Boarding For Dogs10
Lesson 12 Final: Choosing a Pet Boarding Facility10
Total Points:233
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